Oftentimes, we hold on to things we don’t really need, and often these things end up making our lives more complicated. Getting rid of things you don’t really need is a good habit, but it’s not always easy.
To help you out we’ve come up with four easy ways to get rid of the clutter in your home.
1. Ask yourself: How often do I use this?
Sometimes we buy stuff only for the sake of buying them, or because they are cute, or because you think it will be helpful in the future, or because your cat will love it but it turned out he didn’t even pay attention to it.
Ask yourself how often you use that item and if the answer is less than once a month, throw it away.
2. Repurpose the things you don’t need
If you have a piece of wood laying there after some work done in your house, put some charcoal paint on it and turn it into a chalkboard. You can hang it in the kitchen to write down things you have to buy. Or make a new hand soap with the remainings of all soaps you have. Be imaginative or look for DIY ideas. Repurposing is a great way to avoid buying stuff you don’t really need.
3. Don’t save things for “just in case”
Saving things for “just in case” is one of the worst habits you can hold on to. Oftentimes those items see the light only after many years, when you finally decide to get rid of them.
If you catch yourself saving things you don’t need, make an effort to dispose of them immediately.
4. Get rid of repeated items
If you have too many of the same item and you always end up using only one, keep the one you like the most and get rid of the rest. If you have three blenders you received as a wedding gift, you can keep one and either sell/donate the others or gift them to your friends.
A decluttered home is also important to make housecleaning easier as not having useless things laying around your home will make you or your professional maids clean better and faster. Oftentimes, customers need to perform a “cleaning before the house cleaning”, so that the actual maid service is efficient.
Give us a call if you need professional house cleaning services. We can set you up with someone who can help you declutter things as well clean your home.