How To Approach Your Next Big Home Clear Out

Clearing out your home can always feel like a big job. Depending on the size of your home, and how well you keep things organized, it sometimes can be. But when you want to decorate, or you’ve just realized that you’ve accumulated far too much stuff, you’ll often find that you really need to do a big clear out and soon. But because it can be so daunting, you may find yourself putting it off. Instead, it may just be that you need to take a better approach. Because when it comes to organization and decluttering, as with anything else in life, if you have a system and approach the task logically, you’ll get much better results. And you’ll find it so much more manageable too. So let’s take a look at the steps you should look to follow.

  1. Write A List

Number one – write it all down. If you try and attempt this by just starting, you’re likely to find that you’ll have a lot of work on your hands. And it will probably overwhelm you. So the best way to get started is to write it all down. By writing a list of what you need to do, you’ll have a logical way of getting through it all. To do this, write down all of the rooms and jobs you need to do on a piece of paper. Then come up with a list in the most logical order for you to follow. Then, you can tick it off as you can, and even start little bits at a time, so that it’s not too much to handle (or makes too much of a mess).

  1. Take Things One Room At A Time

Then, that’s what you’re going to want to do – start with the first thing. And it should be something little. You’ll want to take this room by room, job by job. From organizing your closet as has tips on, to ripped up carpet or even spring cleaning. Baby steps are best.

  1. Be Ruthless

In the process, you’re going to want to be really ruthless with what you keep and what you don’t. If you haven’t used it in the last few months, it’s got to go. This is the only way to free space up. But on the plus side, you can list things on sites such as to get some money back. Then it feels like a much more rewarding job.

  1. Nail Your Organization

Now that your rooms are starting to look a little less cluttered, and you’ve got more room for movement, it’s time to organize. And for this, you need to focus on storage with ideas like show us. Then, you should find that you can stay on top of things going forwards.

  1. Spruce As You Go

Finally, if you do want to decorate, or you’re just in the mood to really go to town and make a difference in each space, why not spruce as you go. You might find a little paint or a few decorative touches go a long way.


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