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Top 4 Tips to De-Clutter Your Home During Spring Clean-athon 2017

Ahhh, Spring has finally arrived in Delaware! The time of season is upon us; not only where we spend endless hours outdoors but where we do the annual tradition of Spring-cleaning!  De-cluttering things that have been stored in our attics, junk drawers and closets so we can start a-new! 

For some, Spring-cleaning is an in-depth cleaning of your home. But for others it’s a time of “cleaning out” your home. Getting rid of things that have been hidden in your closet for years and years.

As you begin your Spring-cleaning, here are 4 tips to keep in mind to make it a smooth and easy process.

1. Organization and planning is key.

You must have a plan if you want to have a successful Spring-cleaning session. Know what your goals are, what areas of your home you want to clean and organize this season.

To get started, get five large boxes and label them:
  • Garbage
  • Donate
  • Sell
  • Repair
  • Keep
If there is anything you are undecided on – put it in your garbage or donate pile. If it causes you a moment of pause, let it go. It’s that simple.

2. Clean up one area at a time.

Trying to deal with all your clutter at once will leave you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.

Start with one room or even one area of one room at a time so you are not trying to do too much at one time.

Another tip is to set specific amounts of time – say 15 or 30 minutes – to work on cleaning. Then take a break and come back when you are ready.

3. Ignore the “I might need that later” mentality.

Whether it’s clothes in your closet or utensils in your drawers – if you haven’t worn them or used them in years, get rid of them. All they are doing is creating clutter in your home.

4. Make it a permanent lifestyle change.

We hear you, doing a massive Spring-cleaning organization session each year is a massive chore. But there are things you can do during the year so that this doesn’t become a burden each Spring.

One easy solution? Before making a purchase, ask yourself – “do I really need this?” If you hesitate for even a second with your answer, put it back. Because a year or two from now, you’ll be putting it in the donate or yard sale pile.

Tell us how your de-cluttering process went in the comments section. Were you able to make progress?

Now that your home is de-cluttered, if you’re in need of a deep clean, the team at The Cleaning Girl, Inc. is always here to help! Learn about our services and book a cleaning.