Convenient Decluttering Tips for your Home

By
Real Estate Agent with Nevada Realty Connection

 

Sometimes cleaning can be a hassle for some. In my experience if there was not any organization on tasks instead of making the house clean and proper it becomes more messy than usual. Here are some decluttering tips that we can share:

Schedule cleaning.  To conveniently clean your house, schedule every job. Organizing your entire home can seem overwhelming. Focus on one room at a time, and work only in short intervals. Schedule the job and stick to it to get the work done for the day. Reminder: If you decide to clean next year , that may seem like a long time and that will add up to the pile of what you need to organize, not to mention you’ll be attracting household pests.

Your schedule does not have to be restrictive and detailed. It can be a simple list of “things to do today” or “this week’s goals”. If something has to be left undone, make note and reschedule it.

Dress appropriately. Set aside a “cleaning uniform” and wear it comfortably, right down to shoes, gloves and eye protection.

Invest in proper tools. Forget flimsy supermaket cheapies. Instead invest in modern tools. Buy good household tools to make cleaning and organizing more efficient.

Purge, Analyze, and Determine. Every organization project starts with three basic steps: purge the items you no longer want or need, analyze what’s left to determine how you use it and measure the space you need to store items you need and want.

Three- Box System. When you’re organizing, use a three-box system: keep, discard, and   “don’t know”. When you’re finished, seal “the don’t know” box and put it away. If you haven’t opened it in a year, you don’t really need whatever is in there. Throw it away without looking inside. You will then decide how you will dispose them in 4 ways:

1.       Garage sale

2.       Give away/charity

3.       Keep

4.       Throw away

Give each item a home. Live by the mantra, “ a place for everything and everything in its place” If you assign a spot for each paper, you’ll know what to do with it. Indecision is a big cause of paper chaos.

Frequency system. Always put in peripheral view things you use on an everyday basis. For example, when organizing a closet, things you reach for at least once a week should be stored at a height between your shoulders and your knees.

 

For more information on Homes in the market. Please log in to our website at www.lasvegasfindahome.com or call Nevada Realty Connection at 702-318-7228 and look for Bill orFran Jenkins.

Comments (1)

Tamara Schuster
Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois - Naperville, IL
Realtor Broker - Naperville

Thanks for decluttering tips. When listing a home the first thing a person must do is declutter and clean.  This is such an important part.  You are moving so give away as much as possible, pack the rest and leave out very little.  If necessary rent a storage unit.  If you get down to the bare bones with a clean house clear of clutter, now it can be staged. This home will sell for more.  Decluttering a home not for sale is also important as it shows pride of ownership.  Too often stuff overwhelms us and you gave great tips on how to do this easier.

Dec 16, 2015 10:15 AM