Organization Tips for Cleaning Out Your House
Cleaning out your house can help you live a better, simpler, and healthier life. Clutter can leave us feeling anxious because there’s too much stuff in our homes, while the thought of cleaning makes us not want to get off the couch. Learning how to clean your house doesn’t need to be a painful process. Very few people like to clean, and even fewer love it. However, what all of us can agree on is having a clean house makes us feel better because we’re not tripping over things, we can breathe better, and it makes our homes look bigger.
Here are organizational tips for cleaning out your house or if you decide to move.
If every time you clean your home, it seems to get messy again within a few days, then it might mean you have too much stuff and need to declutter. The whole purpose of cleaning out your house is it will stay clean, and only needing to do minimal chores to keep it that way, such as vacuuming, dusting, and laundry.
Decluttering your house means there’s less to clean and organize, which will save you time in the long run. Decluttering doesn’t have to be a chore. Instead, you can start with a few short bursts at a time. If you’re watching television, you can declutter during commercials. You can organize your items based on necessity, donation, or sale.
Once you’ve done that for all of the rooms in your home, you can finally get rid of your accumulation of stuff. We guarantee that after you declutter, your home will feel more comfortable, and you’ll breathe easier.
Purify Your Air
Part of cleaning out your home means cleaning the air. After long winters, your home might feel a little stuffy and have tons of dust build-up. By opening the windows in the spring, you can let fresh air in, which can help improve your overall health. The better your air quality, the easier it is to breathe, and the healthier your lungs will be.
If for some reason opening the window is not an option, you can purchase an air purifier that will help rid your home of smoke, dust, mold, and even pet fur for better air.
Organize Important Documents
Over time, your important documents such as tax returns, paperwork, and more can spread to other areas of the house. When you clean out your house, make sure to gather all of your documents and store them in one room or one area so you know where everything is. You can even use the back of your closet if that’s where you have room.
While you’re organizing these papers, go through them to make sure they are essential and up to date. For example, the will you wrote 20 years ago may be outdated and need an update, so it is important to go through and organize your documents.
Use Organizers Where Possible
There’s an organizer for just about anything these days. You can add them to your closet, bathroom, desk, kitchen, or living room. These organizers were designed to do that: organize. If you’ve recently cleaned a room only to find that it gets cluttered but not dirty, then it might be time to try some organizers. For example, a makeup organizer can put all of your makeup in one area without needing to spread it over the countertop.
Although carpet cleaning may not seem like it’s doing anything for your home organization, it can actually help you organize and space what is on the floor in each room. For example, it can help you rearrange furniture, toys, or other items in a better place. As you go through and clean your carpets, you can pick things up along the way and put them in their proper place.
While clean carpets can keep things organized, they can also remove dust, mold, and mites which can purify your air. Therefore, clean carpets provide cleaner air, which is essential if you or any family members suffer from severe allergies.
Whether you have too many books that are stacked throughout the house or you’re someone who has a lot of trinkets, adding shelving can save space and make it look aesthetically pleasing. You can put just about anything on a shelf that you would put on your nightstand, desk, and tables. Make sure you check the specs of your shelving so you know just how much weight it can hold. After doing that, you have complete freedom to decorate and hang shelves however you want them to look.
Organize Your People
If you’re having the whole family help you clean out your house, make sure everyone knows what they’re doing. You can make a list of tasks for each member to complete, including yourself so you can clean your house more efficiently.
If your family isn’t helping out on a chore, you can hire a professional cleaning company that can help you organize and clean your entire house. This is a perfect solution if your family members do not have adequate time to clean your place efficiently. These professionals know exactly how to organize and clean everything from your floors to your ceiling, and they’re faster at it.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be an all-day event. Instead, you can clean little by little. The hardest part of cleaning is keeping it clean. Make sure that instead of throwing blankets on the couch or floor when you’re done with them you take time to fold and put them away. Additionally, make sure everything you use is put back into its proper place so you can keep your home clean without needing to work up a sweat every single week.
About The Author: Marné Amoguis holds a B.A in International Business from UC San Diego. She is a contributing writer at 365businesstips.com where she loves sharing her passion for digital marketing. Outside of writing, she loves traveling, playing music, and hiking.
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