Yep, it’s that time again. With spring comes cleaning, but don’t sweat it! You can still refresh your home without a complete sweep of all your belongings. The first step to sprucing up your living space is a good de-cluttering session. You’ll notice that our work at GR Home produces clutter-free environments for home. Here are some easy ways to simplify for spring:
1. Fill one trash bag
Whether you can donate it to Goodwill or need to just dump it, one bag of items to get rid of is a productive start on your journey to cleanliness.
2. Pick a shelf
Pinpoint one area and eliminate all non-essentials. Once this zone is neat, move on to the next one. You’ll establish a flow and freshen up one cluttered corner at a time.
3. Change your perspective
Rearrange a room to see how things fit best and what isn’t needed. Have another pair of eyes look at your space and get their thoughts—a fresh perspective always amounts to new ideas.
4. Junk Drawer
Those extra buttons you may never use, that deck of cards from that one place, the box of crayons from your school days… if you can’t bring yourself to get rid of some random items, allocate a space for them. Maybe one day you can bear the thought of parting with your junk.
5. Designate spaces
Everything in your home has a place, or at least it should. Assigning spots will decrease the likeliness of loosing things and therefore buying new versions of what you already have. You’ll never have to search for the remote again.
6. When in doubt, put it out
Running low on cabinet space? Place your items on the counter. When you can visibly see your stuff rather then shoving it in a cupboard corner, you can distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary.
7. Give away one item a day
If you notice something in your home that you don’t use on a weekly, monthly or even yearly basis, it’s probably unnecessary. Eliminating one item a day will prove to yourself how much you really don’t need.
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