We have all been binge watching Tidying Up on Netflix since the New Year. One of the best parts of starting a new calendar year is the feeling that it’s a fresh start. You can enhance that feeling by giving your home a fresh start as well. The first step is always the hardest—getting started. We’re here to help with a few tips on how to dive right in.
1- Do it alone. It’s easier to attack your clutter when you don’t have a bunch of voices weighing in on the pros and cons of keeping or losing something. Make your own decisions and stick with them. Find a time when you’re by yourself and then grab some trash bags and get started.
2 – Start early. The job of decluttering your home or even just your closet can be time consuming. You’ll want to get a jump on the job by starting as early as possible to get as much done without interruption. You’ll also have more energy to tackle this project if you do it first thing in the morning.
3- Make piles. No matter if you’re starting with a room, a closet, or the garage, the way to begin is to pick a spot and start sorting things into piles. You’ll probably end up with several different piles:
- Things to throw away
- Things to donate to charity or sell
- Things that belong somewhere else in the house
- Things you’ve borrowed from someone
- Things that need to be repaired, mended, or altered
- Things you’re not sure what to do with yet
These three tips should help you make the first step to tackling that closet bulging with unwanted items, the garage where you can’t park your car anymore, or the room that was supposed to be a guest room but now it’s just a storage area. For all your cleaning needs, call Two Ladies and a Mop. Our ladies are professionals and skilled to clean your home so you can have more time with your family. We also clean office space so you can focus on your job and not the cleanliness of your work space.