When it comes time to declutter your home, it can be challenging thinking of an effective way to actually go about it. When done wrong, the decluttering process can actually add to the mess and chaos, which is something you want to avoid.
In this post, Busy Buddies, Inc., shares five effective and creative ways to declutter your home.
Follow a List
Make a list of the areas of your home that need decluttered and rank them according to their difficulty, with the easiest first. This gives you the opportunity to start decluttering where you feel most comfortable, and it can even help you develop your decluttering skills as you go. Bedrooms are a good starting point, while kitchens and living rooms should be last on your list due to their higher difficulty.
The Four-Box Method
This method involves sorting items into four boxes: one for trash, one for things to keep, one for items to relocate and one with items to give away. Bring these into the room you want to declutter and start sorting. This is a simple yet effective technique that will help you organize as you declutter the space. While this method won’t necessarily make decluttering faster, it does make it easier.
Clean the Closet
Much of the clutter in your home is hidden or tossed in a closet, so take this opportunity to clean it out and organize your belongings. Ideally this should be done at least once a month, and not just in preparation for a move.
Pass Down Your Belongings
You don’t necessarily have to sell or dispose of all your old belongings. Instead, try passing them down to friends or relatives that may need them. This is a must-do part of senior moving caring transitions, as the elderly tend to be more onboard with the idea of giving their treasured belongings to a friend or loved one they know will use them and take care of them, rather than a stranger who may not.
Pack Things Properly
Finally, for those items you need to store, pack them up carefully and label them neatly for easy access and unpacking after the move is complete.
At Busy Buddies, Inc., we help homeowners declutter their homes, which helps make moving elderly loved ones with our elderly moving services a less stressful experience. Call us today at (703) 828-1833 to learn more about our services. We provide caring transitions and senior moving services in McLean, VA, and other parts of Virginia.