You’ve been “safe at home” for months and meant to use the time to accomplish something. But you haven’t, not really. So now is the time to consider one task that can make your life easier now and also when things get back to normal – whatever that will be. Declutter your home – and thus, your life.
Easier said than done, you say? Well, there are some web sites that can help you.
Glad (the trash bag folks) has a site that urges you to take the house room by room, and setting up four bins in each as you go. They’ll be for: trash; things to give away or sell; things to go into storage; and things that need to be put away somewhere other than where they are now (a stack of books you’ve already read can leave the bedside table and go into the book shelves in the den). Check out their site for some helpful tips.
Budget Dumpster’s site says:
“Everyone has a little ‘junk’ lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from decluttering our lives and homes. According to Psychology Today and Web MD, people tend to feel like life is out of control when they surround themselves with more things than they can manage. The mess causes stress. If you’re not taking care of the clutter in your home, you may not be taking care of yourself either.”
They offer what they call “a ridiculously thorough decluttering” how-to guide that anyone can follow. They also offer suggestions for a sorting system and then ways to get rid of the stuff you don’t want. If you have a lot, you can always rent a dumpster.
One site, The Spruce, give readers a room-by-room guide on decluttering, including bathrooms and (best of all)closets. It also offers ideas on ways to get rid of the decluttered items, including recycling options. And it suggests three spaces you should declutter every week.
If you still need help getting started, check out Bing Videos to see how it’s done. Maybe you’ll be inspired when you see all those decluttered room