Top home organisation and decluttering tips from Merry Maids UK.
We’ve all got those items in our home that we haven’t used for a while (or never used!)
With spring upon us, now is the perfect time for a spring clean and a good old-fashioned clear out.
At Merry Maids UK, we love a clean and tidy space.
Not only does it look nicer, but it also helps your health and mood!
Our cleaning experts have spent years helping customers across the UK reduce the clutter in their homes.
That’s why we’ve compiled our top decluttering and organisation tips to help you keep a clean home.
Organise your time
When it comes to spring cleaning, proper organisation is vital!
If you don’t know where to start, you will make spring cleaning harder for yourself.
First, get your tasks in order by listing your chores.
Structure your list a room at a time and in order of how you’ll do them – for example, all vacuuming tasks.
Even just a mental note will help.
One barrier to getting the job done is the mental effect.
Overcoming your mind and hesitancy is one of the best things you can do to ensure you get your cleaning done.
So, take the individual tasks and cut them down into smaller jobs. Soon, a big task has become much more manageable.
In taking it step by step, soon, it isn’t a big task after all!
The organisation focuses your efforts on smaller tasks, which are more achievable and, in the end, more rewarding when the tasks are completed.
Envision a clean home
Having a goal and vision is a vital part of your cleaning strategy.
You know where you’re trying to end up.
Imagine your home the cleanest it’s ever been, and try and set your goal to make your house look like that.
With that goal in mind, you can start asking yourself valuable questions.
Do you need it?
To avoid keeping clutter around, you need to evaluate your items.
Ask yourself four simple questions about everything in your home:
- Should I throw it away?
- Do I want to recycle it?
- Do I want to give it to charity or a friend?
- Is there any need for me to keep it?
Get into the right mindset and be ruthless with what you throw away.
Remember, you don’t need to save everything.
Don’t be a hoarder
If there’s one trap many of us fall into, it’s thinking: “You never know when you might need it.”
Remember, when decluttering, you need to be ruthless.
If you haven’t used an item regularly or at all for the past year, throw or give it away.
Here are some items that are usually the common “you never know” culprits:
- Plastic Food Containers – One of the main culprits for cupboard Jenga is plastic food containers.
Why we keep them around, nobody knows. But one thing is sure: they’re always stacked precariously and filling up a whole cupboard.
- Batteries – When batteries are dead, many people head into the kitchen and straight to ‘The Junk Drawer’, where they sit… forever!
- Toys – Far too many. Plain and simple. And where did they all come from? Any parent can attest to having boxes and boxes of toys.
While it can seem brutal to bin or donate your child’s toys, some probably don’t get played with anymore.
And getting your child to help with the selection and organisation teaches them positive habits for the future.
- Wires and tech – Everybody on Earth has a drawer full of old wiring and tech.
How many of them do you know what they’re for? Is your ancient Nokia brick going to need charging anytime soon?
It’s safe to say that you can get rid of them.
To better organise the items in your home, try some handy tech by checking out some unique storage and organisation solutions.
Book time with your books
We’re not psychic. But we bet, in your kitchen, you have at least ten recipe books.
Do you use all of these books regularly? The answer is probably no.
Rather than take up space with shelves full of books, one quick tip is to photocopy your favourite recipes and put them in one of those empty recipe books with plastic wallets.
Book in time with Merry Maids
There are many ways to declutter your home. But it takes time.
In the modern world, we don’t always have the time to dedicate to cleaning and decluttering our homes.
At Merry Maids, our local cleaning experts do the cleaning to give you the time to focus on what matters to you.
To benefit from one-off, regular or deep cleaning services, find your nearest Merry Maids business today.