It’s time to put your spring cleaning shoes on and get a fresh start for the new season. If you’re like many people, your home has probably acquired a stash of unused items that you don’t need to hang onto anymore. This is normal during winter, but now it’s time to take your home back. We’ll give you a few tips for decluttering your home, room by room, so that you know what to watch out for.
As one of the busiest rooms in your entire house, the kitchen can be a hotbed for clutter. A useful way to keep everything on track is to break up your kitchen into zones—your cabinets, countertops, fridge and pantry, and appliances. If your cabinets are too full, the best thing to do is empty them completely and only put back the items and utensils you need. Your countertops should be free of anything that you don’t use every single day.
When you’re decluttering your home room by room, the bathroom might seem like an easy job because it’s comparatively small. However, you store a lot more in your bathroom than you probably realize. Empty the medicine cabinet, and get rid of everything that you don’t need anymore. Throw away empty shampoo and conditioner bottles in the shower and bath. Sometimes, small storage bins can help you sort the products you use from the rest of the bathroom clutter.
Obviously, the most significant source of clutter here is going to be your closet. When you’re going through your entire house decluttering, it’s the perfect time to let go of some old clothing you no longer like or want. GreenDrop has convenient clothing donation centers in Franklin Mills and other locations that make this process very simple once you’ve decided what you’re keeping. After your closet, your nightstands and dressers can come next. Make sure you’re not just throwing things wherever they fit—an organization system will help you fight any resurgence of clutter in the future.
The Living Room
Living and family rooms tend to house a lot of clutter because multiple people use them regularly. A one-time declutter isn’t going to keep these areas clean; you’ll have to keep up with tidying these areas regularly. If you don’t have a ton of storage, you have to be especially discerning in here. Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in view the most. Shelving in these areas may seem like convenient storage, but if you use them too much, they will start to look crowded and messy as well.