There are plenty of good reasons why there’s no other good time than now to start an entire home de-cluttering project. The fact alone that you spend a lot of time in your house, which means constant exposure of your health to the quality of air in it, should be enough.
Aside from the obvious physical and mental health benefits, living in a clutter-free, clean, and organized home, also helps boost other aspects of your life, from sleeping habits to relationships to your general well-being.
Home de-cluttering, however, is a major task. At the same time, it’s one of those massive projects that come with small, but satisfying achievements, which will help you push through and keep going for the finish line.
To help you achieve these goals, cleaning expert Rubbish Works of Denver reminds the importance of planning, and more importantly, willingness to finish it.
Where should you start?
This depends on how much time you have. You can either start small (when you can only afford a few hours for the clean-up) or with one of the primary rooms (kitchen, bathroom, attic, basement, etc.) if you plan to reserve the entire weekend for the project.
Don’t forget to prepare the cleaning materials you need, such as boxes and trash bags, to help make the after-cleanup even easier and hassle-free.
How to start?
Take a close look at the stuff you have in the room. Separate those that you need from those you no longer use. For instance, if you’ll start with the kitchen, then a good place to start is with the cabinets, shelves, cupboards, and drawers.
Perhaps you plenty of old pots and pans, rusty appliances, or cracked china. These are no longer of any use, so it’s time you say goodbye to them and free up all those precious storage space.
And as a final reminder, make sure you organize them based on their materials and recyclability (plastic, metal, wood, etc.). This will make disposal and hauling easier and faster.