Spring Cleaning–How to Dejunk Your Home

The winter season is coming to an end and the spring  season is right around the corner. The last thing you probably  want to do is go through all the junk that has been collecting in your garage, under your kids beds, in the storage room, and in all the closets all winter long.  But you know you gotta do it. Spring Cleaning…its a beast. So here are a few tips to making spring cleaning a little easier and to help you to decide where to even start with the mess.

  • Start in one area of the house and stay there untill its finished. It’s very easy for us to start a project and then get so overwhelmed with realizing everything we have to do. So in order to not just simply give up, we need to take it one step at a time.  When you have a couple hours to work on your house, start on one room or space and work on it untill its done. Whether that be the storage room downstairs, or your garage, make sure you stick with it until its  totally decluttered and clean. Its definitely better to be finished with one area  than be half-finished with five. You will feel much more accomplished if you do it like this.
  • Be organized with your cleaning. Label different boxes or bins and organize accordingly. Make sure to have a throw away box, a Goodwill box, and a keeping box. This will help you keep things organized as you are getting rid of your stuff. Make sure to take these boxes or piles our regularly. Don’t wait until the piles have gotten out of hand. Always be running things to the dump and to Goodwill to take your things out. Getting the stuff out of the house will keep you motivated to keep cleaning the rest of the house.
  • Get rid of things you really don’t need. I would way rather be a person who gets rid of everything than someone who saves everything. Don’t become so attached to your things that they take a toll on your life. If you don’t have room for it or you don’t use it anymore, GET RID OF IT. Find it a happy home! If its old baby clothes, old games, books, or clothes you don’t wear anymore, find a cousin or neighbor that will use it. One mans junk could be another mans treasure. If its just taking up space in your house and your waiting for that one random time that you might possibly use it, someone else might actually use it alot. Just rip of the bandaid and let it go.
  • Organize your storage. Its so important to have an organized storage space. If you can’t find anything when you are looking through your storage, chances are you are going to go out and buy things you already have but just can’t find. Put things in clear bins or clearly label boxes that will make things easy to find. Also, don’t cram as much stuff as possible in a box or bin. If you have less in each bin than it will be easier to find when you are looking for it.