Decluttering

What does Spring Cleaning involve and what’s the best order to do it in?

Spring Cleaning is the act of decluttering, organising and cleaning your home (in that order). The five steps to declutter are:

 

Step One

 

Get rid of all the rubbish and broken bits and pieces. For those items you are genuinely going to fix place them in a box.

 

Step Two

 

Work your way clockwise around the room. Have one bag for giving away / donating, another for throwing away items that you don’t use, and another for items to keep and organise later. Tackle all cupboards and drawers too!

 

Step Three

 

If you find you have two or more of any one thing keep the best one and put the duplicates to one side. When you have a box of repeat items donate them to a charity shop.

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Decluttering is this month’s Hot Topic but why does it matter?

Hi All,

 

This month’s Hot Topic is Decluttering!

 

I’m a great believer that the state of our physical possessions indicates the state of our minds. Therefore, a cluttered home often equals a cluttered mind. It is a little like which came first, the chicken or the egg as physical clutter leads to mental clutter and also vice versa however, once you tackle the physical clutter your mind will soon be clearer. Once you follow my top tips for decluttering and make that all important decision to begin, you will find that your productivity and creativity will improve beyond measure.

 

In the series articles which are due to be published on Monday 9th and 16th I will be sharing with you the five key steps anyone can take to streamline your home into a highly organised, picture perfect abode, no matter how much clutter you have to begin with.

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