2017 - It's Clean Slate Time - There Might Be An App for That!
What a year 2016 has been! With all of the chaos that goes on in our lives, it’s a wonder we have time just to keep our homes clean, much less maintained! Well, it’s now ‘hibernation’ time in our area so, now is the perfect time to wipe that slate clean…and your house!
Let’s start your New Year with a clean slate by clearing out those unwanted items and organizing your home for the year ahead. Go the traditional route or go the technology route with an app!
Room-by-Room Annual Schedule
This traditional system calls for you to follow a schedule to remove clutter over the course of the year with monthly organization that's broken down, room-by-room. If your most cluttered room is your kitchen, then tackle it in January. Move on to the master bedroom closet in February and so on. Formulate a schedule that works for YOU or it won't get done!
So, are you thinking, “Forget the annual schedule, I want the whole HOUSE de-cluttered in one-fell-swoop?” I’m a big calendar gal so, everything I do is blocked time; it works for me and I have far more time for me than I ever thought I would (that's a whole other blog post!). Why not schedule a few days or a weekend or two to devote to the purging process? My clients love my de-cluttering secret (if they stick to it!) - ONE ROOM AT A TIME! The real secret is to simply stay focused on one single task at a time and avoid distractions. One by one, work your way through each room until you’re finished with THAT one room…then move on to the next one…until you’ve purged everything that needs to be purged!
Yep, you got it - there’s an APP for that too! You’ll find plenty of de-cluttering apps that provide an effective way for you to complete the purging process. Here are a few examples:
There are many others available also but, these apps allow you to digitize your personal belongings, organizing them into categories. You can then decide what you want to keep, sell or donate. Some allow you to partner with other users for organizational inspiration or even ‘trading!’
The garage is the first thing you see when you arrive home. When your garage is a cluttered mess, you step into your home feeling a bit like your life is that way too! Don't forget to add the garage to your list of rooms - you'll love the way you feel when you pull into a neat, clean garage!
The end of the week marks the end of 2016 so, wipe your home slate clean by eliminating your clutter. There is no better time than the present to get organized in 2017.
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | 2017 - It's Clean Slate Time - There Might Be An App for That!