How to Declutter Your Home

We are all hoarders to some degree, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn how to get organized and rid ourselves of the clutter and useless junk taking up precious living space in our homes. Rather than accumulating the necessities we require for self-preservation, comfort and productivity, we have instead turned to mass consumption of useless junk, acquiring and hoarding more and more things that we outgrow in a matter of months; things that become obsolete the minute you hear the chime of the cash register; things that have far surpassed their usefulness in our lives and even things we did not really need to begin with. If you want to get organized then you have to learn to separate the things you need from the things you want.

Getting Started. For most people, getting started is the hardest part of organizing their home and getting rid of clutter. If you want to get organized now then the first thing you need to get rid of is procrastination. Just make up your mind and do it. Don’t think, just act.

This will be easier if you are a tenant. Just find a new rental property, do an end of tenancy cleaning of the previous one, get your deposit and move into your new home.
For those, who have their own house, the first port of call is throwing out all useless junk. You can’t organize the useful stuff until you’ve gotten rid of the things you no longer want or need. Obviously not all of your possessions will be bound for the trash and you may have a few items that can be donated to charity or family and friends.
Cleaners Hammersmith recommend you start off by getting three boxes or bags and mark each one with one of the following labels: charity, trash and recycle. Now, start with one room in the house, say the living room for example. Quickly start going through everything you can see. The stack of old TV guides on the coffee table? Dump it in the recycle bag. The mismatched pair of cushions? Charity. Your collection of video tapes? That’s going in the trash. Get the idea? You can do this in every room of your home and after a short while you’ll be surprised at how many bags or boxes you’ve filled up.

Now that you’ve gotten rid of all the visible clutter its time to start getting into those hidden places. Closet organization is one the main things people struggle with. Again do a room by room sweep of the house, this time going through all your cupboards, boxes, closets and drawers and applying the same method of sorting you did earlier. You’ll likely end up with even more bags full of stuff you can get rid off without ever missing them. And yes, that includes your skinny jeans, baby clothes and college sweatshirts. Sentimentality is a hoarders worst friend. You cannot learn how to get organized until you stop developing sentimental and emotional attachments to your possessions.

Now you can hire professional cleaners Hanwell to clean your home as you will be exhausted after all this decluttering.


December 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

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