Keeping your home free of clutter is not just a great way to stay on top of chores. It also reduces stress and makes life easier whenever you need to find something on short notice. It also helps keep the family happier.
When it comes to cleaning, nobody knows how to get it done like The Maids San Diego. We recommend these 10 tips to help you and your family achieve a clutter-free home.
It may sound obvious, but going through your closets and drawers at least once or twice a year is a good way to eliminate unnecessary stuff taking up space.
Give it a proper place
If every item has a proper place you know exactly how much space you have available. If items begin stacking up on the love seat or kitchen table, it's a sign you need to purge some items.
Don't forget the kids' rooms
Birthdays and holidays are a critical time for your clutter-free lifestyle. If you know you'll be bringing back baskets of toys and trinkets, take some time to clear out space for them in advance.
One in, one out
If retail therapy is your thing, stay in control by eliminating one pair of shoes every time you bring a new pair home, or donate an old book when you order the next one.
Eliminate junk mail when you receive it
Junk mail tends to hang around a lot longer than it should for most of us. Before you drop all the mail on the counter and turn to other tasks, take a moment to sift through it and eliminate all the junk mail first.
Challenge yourself to no-spending days
It doesn't have to be a full-time commitment, but even a few days a week of eliminating spending can drastically reduce the amount of clutter you bring home.
Create a nightly ritual
Make cleaning up a priority every night of the week for your family. Even a few minutes of picking up is often enough to change the way your home feels day to day.
Stop subscription services
If you subscribe to magazines, gift boxes or other services that constantly send you stuff, put an end to it. Unless you use the products 100 percent of the time, you are just paying for more clutter to be delivered straight to your door.
Have and use the right tools
If you need more storage space, get some. Invest in quality bins or totes to store items in your garage or closet. Add an extra hanging bar in your closet if necessary. Don't be afraid to make better use of the space you have.
Ask for help
If you're unsure of where to begin, The Maids San Diego are experts on how to organize homes and how to get rid of clutter. Our house-cleaning services in San Diego can get you started on the path toward a happier, tidier home. Regular cleaning services are also available. Please contact us for more information.