Declutter your home with regular cleaning

Declutter your home with regular cleaning

There’s no better feeling than having a good declutter and being able to breathe in your home again. After all, your house should be somewhere you can relax, not a place that makes you think about chores every time you walk in. Now, decluttering the entire house can seem like a big task, especially if you have young children, but that is why we have put together these five ideas to help you get started. Don’t you just feel better already?

Get your kids involved for a good cause

When you have children, it can sometimes feel like you’re drowning in toys, colouring books and misplaced socks. Trying to get kids to pick out some items to give away can be fruitless, as, typically, every item you suggest will suddenly become their favourite! A great option here is to encourage your kids to select some toys, books or games to give to a children’s charity. You can explain to them that some children are not lucky enough to have these things, and that it would be very kind of them to put in a box some items that they think other, less-fortunate children would like. Some charities even offer to send updates on how donations are being used, and showing your children this is a great way to praise their good deed.

Learn to let go

We all have those few tops or outfits that we never wear, but that we’re scared of getting rid of in case we might need them in the future. If you initially think ‘No, I don’t want that’ when you pick up an item, then let it go: and don’t talk yourself back into keeping it!

Round up the duplicates

One of the easiest ways to declutter is to get rid of duplicates or multiples. If you have three pairs of trainers, for example, but are not a regular runner, then choose your favourite pair and give the others to charity. The same goes for things like phone chargers, coats and mugs (we bet you have loads of old mugs that are just gathering dust!).

Declutter one area at a time

Make a list of all the areas of your home that need decluttering, and then say to yourself that you will clear out one of these areas per day/week. Trying to do the whole house in one go can be chaotic and stressful, and you may end up going in circles.

Create a box of ‘maybe’ items

There is nothing worse than putting something in the ‘no’ pile in the heat of being ruthless, only to desperately want it back a week later. So, put anything you’re not sure about in a box, and store it away for a month or two. Then, if you’ve really missed it, it will be there for you to take back; if you haven’t thought about it at all, then you’ll know you don’t want it.

Here at Efficient Cleaning London, we can help you keep your home clean and tidy so that the mess doesn’t build up. Contact us today to find out more.