Whether you are looking to sell your home or just looking to improve your current home, decluttering your house should be on the top of your to-do list.
There are so many great reasons why you should declutter your home, but first and foremost, decluttering can help foster a safe and healthy area for you and your family. We’ve all had accidents around the home that could have been avoided; tripping over a backpack on floor, stepping on kids’ toys, etc. By getting rid of unnecessary clutter, you can make it easier to safely navigate around your home.
Having clutter in main areas can clearly present daily issues, but don’t forget about clutter in hidden places, such as basements, storage, and furnace rooms. Having extra items around large appliances such as a furnace or water heater can pose a fire hazard. Creating an organized space can help lessen safety hazards and makes it easier to detect if an issue arises.
Where to Start
The task of organizing your home can seem daunting at first, however, it doesn’t have to be. Start with a plan; pick one room each week to make the task less overwhelming. Each room should take less than an hour! When organizing the room, put all of your belongings into four categories: keep, trash, storage or donate. Still not sure where an item belongs? If it doesn’t add value to your life, consider getting rid of it. Once you have decided where your belongings should be, make sure you fully complete the task that day; throw out your trash, put away storage item, and donate your belongings right away!
After you declutter your home, you will start reaping the benefits right away! By creating more space in your home, you will instantly be less stressed. If you are thinking of selling your home, a decluttered space will show the true potential to home buyers.