The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer, all of which can only mean one thing – it’s spring, one of our favourite times of the year!
Spring is commonly associated with new starts and beginnings, so we see it as the perfect opportunity to declutter – they do say a tidy home equals a tidy mind.
No matter how organised you are though, it’s very easy for things to start piling up, with the odds and ends seemingly coming out of nowhere creating a bit of a mess.
Decluttering doesn’t have to be a huge overwhelming task though, you can do it in small and easy steps. Just follow some of our helpful tips below!
Sort Out That Drawer
We all have that one drawer, the one which all sorts gets shoved into never to see the cold light of day again. We’re talking light bulbs which have gone out, old takeaway menus, random batteries and lost keys – yeah, we have no idea what those keys open!
Taking that drawer out and sorting through it is a great way to start your decluttering. Get rid of everything that’s broken or stuff you have no purpose for, and find a home for the things that are handy or essential.
It’s hard to get out of the habit of shoving stuff into a drawer, but spending ten minutes sorting it out every now and again helps you keep on top of it.
Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork
Okay – we all hate paperwork but let’s be honest, it’s just got to be done! You may already be organised and have neatly labelled folders for your taxes, bank statements and everything else admin related.
If that’s the case, fabulous – check everything through and make sure you are on top of bills etc. And if you are yet to organise your paperwork, pick up some cute folders, post-it notes and labels, and get organising!
Not only will this make boring paperwork easier to sort through, but you can get creative too with the organisation.
Get Some New Storage
Things may be a bit messy in the home due to a lack of storage. We have all been there, wanting to put something away but struggling to find a spot for it.
Well, storage is the solution! Get some new boxes, crates, containers, baskets – basically whatever suits your style and fits into your space.
This means then all the bits and bobs that didn’t have a home can now be tucked neatly away rather than pile up!
Clean Out The Closet
Often wardrobes can be one of the most daunting tasks when it comes to decluttering the house – especially if you are like us and form attachments to clothes which haven’t been worn or fitted into in years. But you just can’t seem to let go.
Well, listen up folks – it is now time to let go of anything that you no longer wear as cleaning out that closet is an easy and important way to declutter.
Just remember to be realistic – if you haven’t worn something in years there’s probably a reason why, and so it’s time to get rid! Don’t forget you can donate your clothes to a charity shop or recycle them at a textile bank!
Five Minutes A Day
If you are struggling to find the time to declutter or are not sure where to start, just putting aside five minutes a day to focus on one small area will definitely help.
Tidying the whole house can be an overwhelming and intimidating idea, so take five minutes to sort out a small section and go from there.
Before you know it, the whole house will have been decluttered!