‘Tis the season for cleaning and organizing your home. If you have been bitten by the bug, start with our 5 things to purge from your home today. These are all quick and easy spaces where almost everyone has some clutter that can be eliminated. Once you tackle these quick wins, you can move onto the more difficult areas of your home. Starting out on the right note will give you the confidence to move on and clear that clutter for good.
Paper, paper, paper. It seems to accumulate on every surface and in every drawer. Start by reducing the amount of paper in your home for a quick and easy way to jump start your battle with clutter. Look around your home for an area that seems to overflow with paper. Sort the stack into paper you can get rid of, things that need to be filed, and paper that needs attention of some sort. Then do your best to shred, file, and productively eliminate as much of that clutter as you can.
Move onto the kitchen and the items that can be purged from this area. Look at your counters and cabinets with new eyes. What items do you really use and which are just taking up space? Create a pile of gadgets and appliances that you have not used in the past 6 months. Which of these can you donate? You might be surprised at just how many of those kitchen gadgets are just taking up space in your home.
Head into the bathroom and take a look at those health and beauty supplies. Clear out your cabinets, baskets, and bins. Take a look at the amount of supplies you have. Which are you using regularly and which are just taking up space? Do you have containers that are almost empty? Clear the clutter then put what is left back in an organized fashion. The bathroom is usually small but a place where we tend to accumulate things we really don’t need. Will you ever use those bath salts? Do you have fragrances of soap or lotion that you don’t love? What about expired and old make up, medicine, and more? Free your bathroom from all of that excess clutter.
Your closet may perhaps be the largest area of unused clutter in your home. Set aside a day and look at your wardrobe with new eyes. Pick out things you regularly wear first and put those in a keep pile. Look at everything that is left! These are all things that you do not regularly wear but they are taking up precious space in your home. Go through these lesser-worn items and really try to donate as much as possible. You can even try hosting a clothing swap. You will be left feeling lighter and your closet will look so much better!
Last but not least, you can usually get a quick win with office supplies in your home. How many pens do you actually need anyway? Whether you have a desk, office space, or just a junk drawer, look at what you actually use, and clear the clutter from any size space.
These 5 items are easy to purge from your home once you take a look at the space from a fresh perspective. What do you actually use and what is just taking up space? Sell or donate your unwanted items and you will be left with a cleaner home that is easier to maintain. Now which areas will you tackle next? There is plenty more clutter lurking in drawers, bins, and boxes in your home!