31
Jul

Organise, de-clutter, spring clean

I know I know, we’re not there yet. We still have a few weeks to go before spring is officially with us. However at this time of year I find myself preparing for the warmer months. I don’t know about you but in winter I seem to store more, and I’m not just talking a few extra kilo’s! So I like to prepare the home by de-cluttering and organising, it’s not only great for your home but also your mental wellbeing.

So here’s how to get the best out of the time you put into organising your home, believe me it’s good to have a plan especially if this is something that you don’t often do.

Organise your whole home at one time

Put aside at least a day if not two and get everything done in that time. If you try and tackle one task a day you will end up just moving clutter around your home, however if you do it all at once it will force you to be ruthless and remove that clutter for good.

De-clutter by category

Don’t be tempted to do one room at a time. It’s better to break the task down by item. So make a list and work out what needs to be sorted. For instance clothes for each family member first, then move onto paperwork, then books etc

Make a big mess

I love to pull everything out, clean and then sort and put everything back in it’s place. By doing this you area allowing yourself to go through a process of cleansing. So make a mess, leave no stone un-turned and then be ready to let go and tidy.

Storing

Think about how you want to better organise and store the items you are keeping. Is there a better way to store those books? Could you organise your shoes and handbags better? Take time to place items back and to fold clothes and store them well.

Let go

And last but not least be ready to let go. My husband says I’m the most unsentimental person he knows. However I understand that certain items hold value for people in different ways. What I would say is as a general rule if you look at something and it doesn’t make you smile or you don’t have a use for it let it go.

 

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