Before you know it, spring will be in the air—and that means it might be time for a little sprucing up around the house. If you’re like most people, your home is probably full of things you don’t need, use, or even like anymore. But getting rid of all that stuff can be tough. After all, where do you even start?
What’s more, decluttering your home can be a huge undertaking—especially if you’ve been putting it off for a while. But trust us, it’s worth it! A decluttered home can feel lighter, brighter, and more relaxing. Not to mention, it’ll be much easier to clean and keep organised. So if you’re feeling like it’s time for a change, read on for our tips on how to tackle a huge home clear out.
1. Set Aside Some Time
The first step to any big project is setting aside some time to get it done. That might mean an entire weekend or just an hour here and there. But either way, make sure you give yourself enough time to declutter properly. Otherwise, you’ll just end up feeling frustrated and things can get even messier in the process.
2. Make Three Piles
Once you’ve set aside some time, the next step is to start sorting through your things. We recommend making three piles: keep, donate/sell, and trash. This will help you to be more decisive about what you’re getting rid of.
3. Donate or Sell What You Don’t Need
Once you’ve sorted through your things, it’s time to get rid of the stuff you don’t need anymore. If it’s in good condition, consider donating it to a local charity or selling it online or at a consignment store. This way, somebody else can get use out of your things and you might even make a little money in the process!
4. Get Rid of the Rest
Whatever is left after you’ve sorted through everything should go in the trash—no exceptions! Trust us, getting rid of those last few items will make a world of difference in your home. Plus, it’ll make decluttering next time around that much easier.
5. Store Away Anything Your Don’t Need Now
Last but not least, you’ll want to store away anything else that you don’t need. If you don’t have the space, you can always get storage units for this purpose. But if you have basement or attic storage, you can use that too. When you put things away that you don’t need for six months or so, it helps to make your home feel a lot more organised all year round.
Restoring Peace to Your Home
A decluttered home can feel lighter, brighter, and more relaxing—not to mention, it’ll be much easier to clean and keep organised. So if your place is starting to feel a little bit too cluttered for comfort, use our tips above to help you tackle a huge home clear out!