Having a clean and tidy home is something that many of us aspire to have. For the most part, everything in our home has its own designated space, and things remain organized in a way that appeals to you.
However, it would be naïve to say that there are no times in our lives when we feel compelled to downsize our belongings and declutter some of the boxes that we have stored away. None more so than when we make our way ever further into the year and are well into a new season.
Whether you have planned to complete a deep spring clean of your home or are on the fence as to whether or not you should, you have found yourselves in the right place at the right time.
Detailed below are some of our top tips and methods to try when wanting to declutter your home in 2021 effectively.
Whether you live in a vast family home or live in a smaller dwelling by yourself, we are confident that there is something worthwhile for you here. Read on for some inspiration and find out a little more about how we could assist in your decluttering venture.
Create a Plan to Make the Home Clean
It goes without saying, but to ensure that you remain on track with the overall process and get yourself back on track when you find yourself ultimately distracted by what you discover, having a detailed plan of what you want to sort is idealto do this.
How you choose to create your plan is entirely up to you, ranging from specific areas in a room to just the rooms in a house. While it is entirely up to you, there are resources available online to inspire you on what best to include in your plan and positively contribute to your overall efforts.
Once you have created some sort of plan of action and have an idea in your mind of what in your home you are looking to declutter, you could next consider the options that are available to you when wanting to dispose or donate your belongings.
Disposal of Belongings and Various Items in Your Home
Generally speaking, you are spoiled for choice concerning the options you have available to dispose of your unwanted items. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and this could not be truer when decluttering your home! You may very well have something that you no longer want, which is all another person has ever dreamed of owning.
With thrift stores and other such stores providing ample opportunity for places to donate your clothing and various other items, organizations such as our own offer the chance to take unwanted items from you and pass them on to those who do.
Not to mention, non-profit organizations like ours use the money raised from the sale of donations to contribute toward combatting socio-economic issues like that of affordable housing. You would be donating your unwanted items to those who want them while raising money to help others in need. Sounds pretty cool, if you ask us!
Following a year that has been out of the ordinary for many of us and having experienced some of the most challenging events of our lifetime, the idea of helping out someone in need is something that many reading this and beyond may be considering.
By disposing of your unwanted belongings through the likes of non-profits like ourselves, you can rest assured that the items will make their way to those who most need them.
Enlisting the Help of Others to Assist You
While we can recognize the desire to organize your belongings yourself, there may come a time when you may find that you need someone else’s assistance. This could be enlisting the help of a loved one or even getting someone from an organization like our own to help you declutter your home.
Naturally, if you have found that using the services of an organization like ours has helped you to organize and sort through your home, there are things that you could do following this, to give back to the community as a way of payment and to say thank you.
Using our services as an example, you could volunteer some of your time in the future to help organize any donations that may have come in, in preparation for them to be sold for profits to help increase access to affordable housing.
Volunteering some of your time is but one way you could give back to those who may have helped you with your venture; think of financial donations and contributions, and donate food and other items to those running an event and other related things. The choices are varied, and you are undoubtedly spoiled for choice in how you give back!
Naturally, once you have completed your home’s decluttering, the last thing you want is to get more stuff to fill the gaping holes you have created. While some people may well live by the motto of out with the old, in with the new, this does not mean that you have to buy new things having just decluttered others.
That is not to say that you should not do that if that is what your heart so desires! By all means, treat yourself. After the last year, we all deserve to be spoiled and happy.
However, if you want to be strict with your spending and prefer to keep your belongings to a minimum, consider implementing the six-month rule. When buying something in the future, consider whether you would use it after six months, and the same goes for decluttering your belongings both now and in the future.
Ask yourself whether you have used it in the last six months, and if you have not, would you use it in the next six months? If you cannot answer these questions without hesitation, then maybe put that new blanket back on the shelf!
We hope that you have enjoyed this piece detailing some top tips for decluttering. By using our donation services for disposing of your belongings, you can rest assured that you will be helping out those in need, as well as creating some extra space in your home. What more could you want?!