Home Improvement Tips to Help Clean Out Your Homeby Rayanne M. Writer
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As the mercury starts to dip and people scurry inside, it is natural to want to clean out your home and get ready to hunker down for the winter. While this process may seem overwhelming, you will feel better once you start the process. Here are five home improvement tips to keep in mind as you begin cleaning your home.
Begin the Sorting Process
Now that you have all of the rooms cleared of the trash, it is time to begin the arduous process of sorting through all of what is left. You should have a number of piles of items, including things to keep, store, sell, and donate. If you have a particular item that you know may be valuable to someone else, you can consider selling that through a third-party vendor to earn some extra cash. For example, many people find that it is easy to sell Star Wars toys. There are a number of collectibles that some people may pay top dollar for. Could you be sitting on a potential goldmine in your house?
Organize What You Keep
Now that you have trashed, donated, or sold what you no longer need, you can start to organize what is left. If you are short on space in your home, consider storing the items that you do not need for everyday living but still want to keep on hand. There are a number of organizational systems that you can purchase if you struggle with this part of your life. The important thing is that everything in your home should have a dedicated spot. Following this guideline will help to keep clutter at bay.
Start with a Plan
The process of deep cleaning your home will go much more smoothly if you start with a plan of attack. This plan will be dependent on what your goals are for the cleanup. For example, if you plan on putting your house on the market soon, your cleaning goals will likely be different than if you just want to spruce up the place for your own enjoyment. Before you begin cleaning, it is a good idea to take an inventory of each room. This will help you to plan a road map for tackling each area of the home. Are there particular items that you know you want to get rid of? How much organization is needed to get each room into shape? This will help you to determine how much time you should devote to each part of the house so that you can plan accordingly.
Deal with the Trash
Before you begin cleaning each room, you need to deal with all of the trash. This means taking out all of the things that you definitely know will not be used again, including broken items. This initial sweep should involve everything that is obviously trash. Once you have eliminated all of this extraneous trash, it will be easier to sort the remaining items left in each room. If you know that you will have a significant amount of trash in the end, it may be prudent to rent a dumpster. This will save you time on going back and forth from the dump each time that you purge a room. You may even want to ask the neighbors if they want to chip in and use the dumpster as well.
Get Down and Dirty
Congratulations, your home is now officially decluttered. The only thing left to do is to give each room a deep cleaning. You will find that this is much easier once you have eliminated all of the extraneous stuff. Like the organization process, it is best to come up with a plan to get through all of this cleaning. Some people like to take one weekend and get it all done while others prefer to tackle each room in smaller time increments. How you go after this depends on your personal schedule and preferences.
Regardless of how diligent you are about keeping on top of things, it does not take long for clutter to pile up in your home. Having a plan to tackle this on a regular basis will keep your house comfortable and inviting for you and your guests.
Created on Nov 15th 2021 11:38. Viewed 118 times.