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The new year will be here before you know it. Now's the perfect time to de-clutter your home. The last thing you want is to add new items to your already burgeoning cupboards, closets, and shelves. Not sure where to start to get things cleaned and sorted for the new year? Not a problem. Here are four easy steps that will help you clear the clutter.
Rent a Dumpster
When it comes to getting rid of the clutter in your home, the first thing you need is a dumpster. Once you get started, you want to make sure that you have enough room to clear out every room in your home – including the garage. A dumpster will ensure that you have plenty of room to finish the task. It will also ensure that your curbside trashcans remain available for your normal household trash. Talk to a company like Road Runner Waste Service Inc to learn about your options.
Give Each Item the Once-Over
If you have a hard time letting go of things, don't let that get in the way of de-cluttering your home. while you're cleaning, give every item the once-over. That means you pick it up and look at it once. From that point, you either put it away, put it in a donation pile, or toss it in the trash. Maintaining the once-over rule will prevent you from going back to an item once you've decided to get rid of it.
In with the New an Out with the Old
It can be easy to hold on to outdated items once you purchase new. Unfortunately, that can leave you with several toasters, waffle irons, and other items that you only need one of. Now that you're de-cluttering for the new year, get rid of all the duplicates in your home. If you have two – or more – of something, get rid of the oldest models. If the outdated models are still in good condition, offer them up for donation. If they're no longer functional, toss them.
Don't Forget the Shredder
While you're de-cluttering your home, don't forget the stacks of paper that might be taking up space throughout your home. Tackle one stack of paper at a time. You'll need a trash bag, a paper tray and a shredder. Go through your papers one item at a time. If you need the paper, place it in the paper tray. If you don't need it, send it through the shredder. By the time you're done, you should have a manageable stack of important papers. The shredded paper can be thrown out with the garbage.
It's time to think about New Year's resolutions. If your resolution is to de-clutter your home, use the tips provided here to accomplish your goal.Share
16 December 2016