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Helpful Tips to Begin the Decluttering in your Home in 2012

Helpful Tips to Begin the Decluttering in your Home in 2012

  1. Cupboards – Go through all you kitchen cupboards, one  at a time of course, and you will be amazed at what you  find that can be thrown out.  When I cleaned mine out  not too long ago, I had four coffee maker decanters,  that I could not even use anymore because I had a different  coffee maker!    I also found spices that were about 10  years old!!
  2. Bedroom Closets – The saying goes – If you haven’t worn  it in a year, get rid of it.  I am not sure I agree with that  statement totally, but it is a good guideline to follow.  I  am always amazed at the clothes I get rid of (and how  many I still have) when I clean out my closets!
  3. Bookcases – Now, I don’t know about you, but I have a  tendency to gather books.  At last count, I had well over  200 and definitely had to get rid of some of them.  I  looked them all over and got rid of the ones that didn’t  sound interesting.  Also, go through knickknacks, papers,  magazines, or anything else filling up those bookcases.
  4. Kids Room – This is something that needs to be done about  twice a year in my house.  My boys go through their clothes,  toys, video games, etc and out goes anything they are no  longer interested in.
  5. Bathroom – We know how cluttered and overflowing those  vanities and medicine chests can get.  Go through all those  goodies and if it has hardened, softened or changed color,  get rid of it!
  6. Linen Closet – Towels, sheets, curtains, etc, are also things  that need to be periodically sorted and tossed.  I just recently  discovered that we had almost 100 towels!  Who knew??  I removed all the semi worn out ones and was left with  about 30 or so.  That should suffice.
  7. Under Your Bed – This part of the decluttering can be quite  scary.  Proceed with caution and always have a weapon,  such as broom, vacuum cleaner or bug spray with you!  Who the heck knows what you will find under there, but  I can bet a lot of it can go.
  8. Organize – There are so many great products these days  that hold everything.  Get some inexpensive plastic boxes  and neatly store all your items that are not in display or not  used daily.  You can get small ones in the dollar stores to  organize your CDs, use them in your pantry or cupboards,  store odd and ends, letters, papers, you name it!
  9. Throw Out the Old – One thing you must absolutely  remember when decluttering is you have to THROW  AWAY the NOT USED or WANTED.  DO NOT just  take everything out and rearrange!!!    That is a  temporary solution and is not sufficient!!!!!
  10. Everything in its Place – Once you have everything  decluttered and organized, get everyone to keep everything in its place and your home will remain organized and clutter free forever!   Yea, right –  nice dream, but we will be doing this very same thing  in the not too distant future!
Tips Provided by: Terri Seymour of lifeorganizers.com
2017-11-07T11:51:37+00:00January 6th, 2012|

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