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30 March 2022

Top Tips For Decluttering Your Home

As we move into spring, there are plenty of things to look forward to, from brighter skies to the chance to spend more time outdoors. However, it also means that it's time to spring clean your home. While the idea of deep-cleaning your home may want you to run for the hills, a routine deep-clean can help preserve your home and your belongings and can also be good for your health. As a result, it's hardly surprising that 69% of respondents partake in spring cleaning every year


While there are various steps you can take to deep-clean your home; the most effective is decluttering. This is particularly important if you are working from home, as being surrounded by clutter can negatively impact your productivity levels and mindset. This, in turn, can lead to increased feelings of stress and anxiety.



However, decluttering is more than simply shoving all of your belongings into a cupboard, so they are out of sight. With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to declutter your home! 


  • Don't use it? Time to lose it. We live in a consumer society, where we are nearly always thinking about our next big purchase, whether that be smart home technology or the latest video game release. However, this often means that we over-consume. As a result, our homes are often cluttered with things that we no longer need or use. So, if you’re planning to declutter, start by grouping all of your belongings and separating them into two piles, ‘keep’ and ‘get rid of.’ You need to let go of any sentimentality during this time, y, as keeping everything will not help you eliminate your clutter problem. 


  • Resell your items. Believe it or not, you could even make some money while decluttering by reselling your old belongings, providing they are in good condition. For example, if you wanted to sell apple watch, you could do so online through GadgetGoGo. Here, you’ll be able to receive a fair price for something that would otherwise be lying around your home gathering dust. 


  • Drop by the local thrift store. While reselling your belongings is a great way to earn some extra money, you can also get rid of some of the clutter from your home by donating them to a local charity or thrift store. This means that you’re supporting a good cause when cleaning your home, making it easier to get started on your annual spring clean.


  • Get creative with storage. While there are various reasons why clutter might build up around your home, it's often due to a lack of storage space, meaning that instead of putting something away, we leave it on the counter. While this is not an issue initially, your home can quickly become a maze of clutter, especially if you’re home is on the smaller side. As a result, investing in new storage solutions is a great way to eliminate clutter from your home. For example, in addition to shelves, you could look into creative storage options such as under-bed storage or other items of furniture that double as storage units. 


  

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