Being organised and having less clutter around the house comes with an array of benefits, not least the opportunity to make some extra money. If you’re looking for tips on home organisation and how to declutter, then our guide will help.
Inspired by our downloadable eBook Improving your Financial Health: 8 Credit and Money Management Tips, our guide to Home Organisation and How to Declutter – Declutter your Home Checklist highlights numerous great ideas for helping you to keep your home, and finances, firmly in check.
How to declutter
When it comes to home organisation and decluttering, being completely prepared can help to make the process a lot easier and there are plenty of helpful tips to consider.
- Know your goals: Before starting out, it’s important that you understand the reasons for decluttering. Going in with no plan or end result in mind is more likely to see you lose your focus and fail. Having a goal, whether it’s to make more space or to help raise some extra money, will ensure you have the motivation required to see the job through to the end.
- Plan and prep: Once your goals are set, you’ll want to start preparing. Having boxes into which you divide items into keep, throw-out, sell or donate will help to keep everything organised as you clear out the clutter.
- Start small: Don’t start decluttering by trying to tackle the whole house in one go. Breaking it up by room will ensure that the process becomes a much more manageable undertaking.
- Sleep on it: Found an item that you can’t decide whether to keep or to throw? Then the answer should always be to wait and sleep on it. Having a period of time to consider allows you to weigh up the pros and cons to help you reach a decision.
Declutter your home checklist
- Kitchen: The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and as a result, can often collect a rather large amount of clutter. Start by clearing out all those cupboards and drawers, and then grouping them into groups such as utensils, drinking vessels and pans, before returning only those you consider necessary.
- Bathroom: When it comes to the bathroom, there are plenty of spots where clutter likes to gather. The bathroom cabinet is a prime spot for out of date medicines and unused beauty products. The lack of storage can also present an issue, so new storage options can go a long way to resolving the mess problem.
- Living room: The living room often sees more than its fair share of use, and as a result, can be something of a magnet for clutter. Creating permanent storage to give everything a home and then regularly keeping on top of the clutter can all help.
- Bedroom: When it comes to the bedroom, the first step to take is to make sure the room itself is clean as trying to organise while there’s an unmade bed can make your task even tougher. As for clutter, cupboards and under the bed are often prime spots for space taken up by items that could all go to a better home.
- Garage: The location where the majority of clutter often finds itself gathering, the garage can be one of the more daunting spots to declutter simply due to its size. Taking the process step-by-step can make the task much more manageable. Sorting by season or breaking down into groups like tools, toys or furniture can really make everything a lot easier. Earn some additional cash by selling these unwanted items on.
Organise my house
Once your declutter project is complete, it’s important that you don’t fall into the same trap again. Making sure you keep your home free of clutter is important and there are some straightforward ways of doing so.
- Getting rid of one old item every time you buy something new is one of the easier ways of managing clutter and will make you think twice every time you go to buy something new.
- Turning items such as clothes, books or DVD’s the wrong way round and then only turning them back once they’ve been used will quickly start to show you what you’re using. After about six months or so, if you’ve still got items turned the wrong way, it might be worth considering if they’re worth getting rid of or selling for a bit of extra cash.
Decluttering can be a great way of keeping your home clean while earning some extra money by selling those unwanted household items. If you want to learn more great money saving tips, then download our eBook Improving your Financial Health: 8 Money and Credit Management Tips now.
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