Getting rid of unnecessary possessions is a big topic at the moment, and not without a good reason. Home decluttering is not a final goal but a process in itself, so you don’t have to strive for perfection. Your goal should be to simplify your life and get rid of what stops you from living it. Besides, it sounds much more attractive to own few items that you enjoy using and appreciate rather than an abundance of unnecessary belongings.
SPIC AND SPAN. experts came up with these practical and easy tips to start your home decluttering and cleaning journey, and make your home cozy and more functional.
If you decide to declutter your entire home in one day, it’s the easiest way to get overwhelmed and discouraged in the middle of the process. It’s exactly the same with cleaning – if you neglect to keep a regular cleaning routine for some time, you probably won’t get your place back to its immaculate state in just a few hours (or you will, but it’ll make you extremely exhausted and frustrated.) Try to set attainable goals, like looking through your belongings for 30 minutes or 1 hour each day, and you’ll see effects soon.
[caption id="attachment_838" align="alignnone" width="700"] Decluttering is a process - try to be steady and consistent[/caption]
Try to imagine the following scenario: you want to vacuum and mop the floor in your hallway, but there is that one piece of furniture you don’t even use that much, some boxes on the floor, and an endless line of shoes. Putting everything aside and moving it back to where it belongs will probably take more time than the actual cleaning. If you only have necessary stuff around, maintaining a regular cleaning routine will be much more feasible.
[caption id="attachment_839" align="alignnone" width="700"] When your home is organized, cleaning it automatically becomes easier[/caption]
This tip is closely related to the last point but focuses on flat surfaces such as countertops, shelves, or window sills. These areas tend to be clutter magnets since it’s easy to just dump random stuff on them. Keeping your counters as empty as possible will not only make the regular dusting much faster but will also mean that there’s much less visual clutter in sight.
[caption id="attachment_840" align="alignnone" width="700"] Keeping only necessities on your desk will boost your productivity[/caption]
Sort your belongings into categories (incoming mail, documents, kitchen utensils, shoes, accessories – you name it), and designate a fixed place for them. It will probably take you some time to get used to it, but when you do, you’ll automatically put everything back to where it belongs, and avoid finding random items in the most unexpected places and wondering how on earth they ended up there.
[caption id="attachment_841" align="alignnone" width="700"] Living in a harmonious and organized environment is much more pleasant[/caption]
A clean and decluttered home makes your life easier and more pleasant. Making sure your home is not overflowing with unnecessary belongings will also make cleaning it smoother. For more articles on cleaning recommendations from our experts please check our blog regularly.
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