Making Sure Your Home Remains Clutter Free

Spring cleaning may be one of the most tiring activities one can engage in. A year’s worth of clutter is nothing to sneeze at, and cleaning it all out can take a good part of your day (or days, depending on how much clutter has collected over twelve months). Oftentimes during the cleaning process, you find yourself wondering how all of this accumulated, and how you can prevent it from happening again. Cleaning, after all, is hard work, and finding ways to lessen the job is always a good thing. The following are several tips and tricks you can use to help keep your home clutter free, and ensure that when the next spring cleaning comes around, it wouldn’t be as back-breaking as the last time.

Clutter usually builds up as you accumulate more items for your home. The more stuff you have, the greater chances there are for getting a large mess in your hands. One of the simplest ways to prevent clutter is to get rid of things you really have no use for. Things like children’s toys and clothes after they’ve been outgrown, various furniture no one ever uses, or broken tools that costs more to fix than to replace can be either donated, recycled or thrown away. Don’t be afraid to get rid of things, especially if you know you don’t have any room to spare. Scrutinize each item carefully, and if you don’t see yourself using it in the foreseeable future, consider letting it go.

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Clutter can basically be a bunch of items accumulated in places it doesn’t belong. Proper storage not only keeps your stuff in order, it also helps eliminate the clutter caused by rummaging through your storage sheds in search of one specific item. Label your boxes and storage bins carefully, and make sure the ones you regularly use are kept in places that are easy to reach and easy to return. For those items you rarely use, consider putting them on high shelves, out of the way of your regular routines, or even in a rented mini self storage unit where they can be kept secure until the time you actually need them.

Sometimes, big projects can be broken down into smaller, much simpler tasks, and spring cleaning is one of them. Think about making a routine schedule for cleaning so as to eliminate the buildup of clutter in your home. This offers the advantage of minimizing the work you’ll have to do when you decide to clean the whole house, and it establishes discipline for the people inside your home.

If you find that you don’t have enough space to store your items, consider renting a mini self storage unit. As mentioned above, not only are they secure, they also provide a place where you can stock all the items that are cluttering the limited storage spaces in your home.

Clutter can build up surprisingly fast, but only if you ignore it for a considerable amount of time. Simple steps like routine cleaning or making sure everything is well organized not only reduces clutter, it helps maintain cleanliness in your house. If you keep these tips in mind, you’ll find that you’ll never dread spring cleaning ever again.

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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Wow! I just finished my spring cleaning. I wish I had read your helpful hints first. Anyway, I will try your tip for making and maintaining a cleaning schedule. I like that! Thanks for sharing this.


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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Rebecca, glad you enjoyed the hub and found some new helpful info!

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