Posted on: 30 October 2015
If you want to get your home in tip-top shape for the coming holiday season, you will likely need to start clearing out some clutter. Make this process a bit easier on you by trying some useful tips that can cut down on clutter while getting unwanted goods out of the home, find a second purpose for these items, or by giving them to others.
Six strategies to cut-down on clutter in your home include these suggestions:
Rent a dumpster.
The best way to get yourself motivated to clear out the clutter is to begin throwing stuff away; a dumpster is an easy, convenient way to get this process started. Many local waste disposal companies like Michael's Rolloff Solutions will rent out dumpsters by the week, usually with one pick-up included in the rental cost. If you have a large amount of clutter to discard, you may want to request rates for multiple pick-ups during your clean-up.
Do a good deed.
If you donate your unwanted goods to a local charity, church, or other organization, you may be able to take a deduction at tax-time for your contribution. Some local charities may even offer to pick-up the items curb-side so that you don't need to bother with loading and unloading these things.
Give it away.
Why not give some of your belongings to others that can use them? If you have plans of giving things to special people in your life one day, make it today. Give these sentimental mementos to those that you have planned on sharing them with now, so that they may use them imminently and so you can clear out some clutter.
Create something crafty.
Check out some of the cool crafting sites online, including Pinterest, to find some unique ways to recycle and re-purpose your unwanted items and goods. There are many intriguing projects that you can make from your discarded stuff, from a garden sculpture out of used dishes and crockery to a memory wall from your old frames and excess photos.
Use the one year rule.
If you are on-the-fence about whether to keep or toss certain things, try using the 'one year' rule; if you haven't used or worn the item in the past year, get rid of it. This works for any belongings that could be taking up space in your home, from holiday decorations to apparel.
Put it to good use.
Be sure that the items you keep and save are things that you can and will use. If not, try taking them to a recycling station to be refurbished or re-purposed. Try to avoid stashing stuff- electronics, appliances, and personal knick-knacks- and instead display them and put them to use.
Try these tips to clean out your home and get rid of some clutter. This will allow you more room to decorate for the coming holidays, while also giving your home a fresh face for the season ahead!Share