Living a simple life is probably one of the adulting dreams. With the daily stress of work and other activities, cleaning up your house can prove to be too much of a task. Even if it takes only 15-20 minutes to tidy up, when you’re tired from your work and was stuck in traffic, you would want to just lie down and rest for the next day.
Rest is very much important and that is why we have created a list of cleaning and decluttering tips that will make your life easier without taking too much of your time. After all, who wouldn’t want to have a spacious and clean house?
The idea of living in a house without clutter and any mess is adult Nirvana. Many feel overwhelmed with the idea of tidying up, especially as many are guilty of owning too much stuff that they don’t need. Anxiety can also be a huge factor as when dealing with a cluttered house, it is normal to feel defeated by how huge the task will be.
The process of decluttering does not need to be a painstaking task that will take most of your time. Instead, you can do it in instalments so it doesn’t feel as heavy. Here are some creative ways to clean up your house and remove the clutter.
Of course, the easy way to do this is to hire professional cleaners to come in and clean up for you. For a small amount of cash, you can have professional cleaners do the heavy lifting in your house.
CLEAN UP YOUR FRIDGE
Start with your Refrigerator. Throw out any food items that are past its expiry date. Let’s be honest. Most of us are guilty of stockpiling food and unfortunately, we do not realize that they have actually gone bad. It is only when we look at them when we need them, do we see that they should have been thrown away months or years ago.
Starting with small tasks like cleaning your fridge can help motivate you to go through the rest of your tidying up tasks. The feeling of accomplishment helps you to go through all the tasks as tidying up can be boring.
GET RID OF UNUSED GADGETS
Another thing that the majority of house owners are guilty of is by having gadgets and electronic appliances that they do not really need or are already broken. Many believe that someday, it will magically be fixed. Many also feel that it would be wasteful to throw away appliances that are still working. However, they do not see any future use to it.
If you do not want to throw away your working appliances then you can easily rent out a storage facility so you can store them outside of your house.
REMOVE ANY FURNITURE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED
When dealing with small living quarters, as most people today, having too much furniture can potentially bring in a dangerous situation. Often, we buy too much furniture when moving to a new place because of overestimating what we need.
You do not want to clutter your house with the furniture that isn’t doing you any favours. They are just taking up space without being used. It would be best for you to remove them out of your house. If you think that it would be wasteful to throw out give away perfectly good furniture, you can always store them in self-storage facilities. It will ensure that your furniture is well taken care of especially since storage facilities protect them from normal wear and tear.
CLEAR OUT YOUR CLOSET
Check your closets and declutter. I am sure that we all have clothes at the back of our closets that we do not use or does not fit us any more. This means that they are just essentially clutter inside your drawers. Take out all the contents of your closet and discern whether you should give them away or keep them. Give your clothes a second life and a purpose. There are many charitable organizations that you can donate your used clothes to. I am sure that it will put a smile on the faces of those in need. Not only are you helping but you’re also creating space in your closet for future shopping.