The sun has started peeping out from behind the clouds more often, and there’s nothing like throwing back the curtains and letting it shine into our homes. Summer is the perfect time to have a clear out and create more space around the house.
You don’t need to spend money to organise your home! Try our five DIY tips that’ll help you save some space, and maybe even some money. Who knows it might even make tidying and decluttering more fun.
For every item of clothing in your wardrobe, ask yourself, “Have I worn it in the last year?” If the answer is no, it can go. Anything discarded can be donated to a charity shop or you can even make some cash. Check out if there is anywhere near you that offers a price per kilo of clothing donated and earn yourself a little profit! You can also try sell your items online through places like ASOS marketplace or through the smartphone app Depop.
Put all your kitchen bits and bobs into big cardboard boxes. Take and leave out any items as you use them. If, after two weeks, some items are still in the boxes you should donate them to your preferred charity shop or even to friends or family who would have a use for them. These can also be great sellers in a car boot sale and help make a bit of extra money.
Make a clutter bowl:
There are some knick-knacks and small bits you’ll need to hang on to, like keys, spare cables and emergency coins. Choose a bowl and designate it as the one place in your home that you keep these kinds of things.
Make a special space:
Everything in your home should have its own specific, allocated space. If there are any items that seem to always ‘float’ around or constantly change position, they’re creating clutter and should go.
The five challenge:
You can try this challenge in every room of your home. Give yourself just 10 minutes to choose 5 items that need to be dumped or recycled, 5 that you’re going to donate, and 5 that you’re going to place back in their proper space. Doing this quickly without giving yourself time to dawdle and change your mind will cut a serious amount of clutter you no longer need.
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