We were thinking that we had already written an article about how to get rid of all the clutter in our house. We can’t find it, though. Now we have all this pressure as spring cleaning is just around the corner. But don’t let the stress of a thorough house cleaning session deter you from getting things done. Cleaning any room or your entire house will be so much easier once you de-clutter your home. All it takes is deciding what’s important, what’s not, and how to organize your house. There are a million ways to de-clutter a house, and we’ve got some creative ideas you may have never considered before. [photo via flickr]
Find Creative Storage Solutions
There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on plastic containers and tubs, especially when many of the best (and most creative) storage solutions are right under your nose. Save those empty food jars and clean them up good, remove the label, and use it to store bathroom supplies like cotton balls, cotton swabs, bandages, and similar products. Alternatively, you could use these jars to store your kids’ small toys, crayons, markers, or other supplies. There are many more creative storage spaces you may consider using such as empty water bottles, bookcases, shelves, anything or place that you can use for extra storage.
Make Time to De-Clutter Everyday
If you clean up a little every day, you’ll have less work to do when it’s time to do the big chores. Go ahead and take out the trash every day, go through old clothes and get rid of the stuff you don’t want anymore, clean out the fridge, and clean up the medicine cabinet. Find time to do a little bit of de-cluttering everyday or at least once a week.
Ask the Kids to Help Out
Save time and instill a little responsibility in your kids by encouraging them to help out with de-cluttering. Ask your kids to start with a small project, like straightening out the bookcase. Be sure to allow a little bit of creativity, advises OmniKey Texas, if that’s what they want. For instance, if your child doesn’t want to put all the books straight in the bookcase, allow them to place half their books in a small but neat pile on the bookcase, and the other half in a straight line.
Organize a Small Home Office
A home office will come in handy for paying bills, conducting research for projects, handling business matters, or homework. Designate a small desk or chair for the home office. Store paper, pens, paper clips, post-it notes, files, and anything else you need in small trays that fit inside the drawers. Keep your computers or tablets with their chargers on the desk even when not in use. This makes it easy to find everything you need when you need it.