- It’s all about expectations! Do not EXPECT to de-clutter your home in an afternoon. If it took you years to collect the clutter, it will take several days to sort through it.
- Try de-cluttering and organizing one room at a time.
- When de-cluttering bedroom closets remember the rule that if you haven’t worn it in the last year, throw or donate it. Out with those 1980s jackets with big shoulder pads! Be ruthless.
- De-clutter the children’s bedrooms at least once a year – Toys, books, games and clothes need to be sorted through and donated if “gently used”.
- Kitchen cupboards need to be emptied, and food past the “best before” date needs to be trashed immediately. Don’t forget to check those spices.
- Bathrooms can be a hoarding area for medicines, toiletries and cosmetics. Remove items from the vanity cabinets and drawers, vacuum and then wipe the inside. Take a look at the items and decide what you REALLY need located in these areas. Discard anything that has an expired date on it.
Before you sit back and enjoy your tidy home, donate your gently used items to a local charity in your community such as Child Crisis Center in Mesa. For donation locations please visit www.childcrisis.org. The Child Crisis Center was founded in 1981 and has a mission to create strong families and safe kids. It is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect, providing emergency shelter and strengthening families through programs and education.
Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the S P A C E around you! If you need your house or office cleaned after the de-clutter please contact Clean ‘N Fresh Cleaning at 480-821-1481