In the first month of the new year, there are always notions and ideas that people have decided on in order to improve their lives. From dieting and exercise to promotions and pay rises, goals are set during this time of year, many of which fall by the wayside as life inevitably throws up obstacles and challenges. One of the many resolutions that people take at this time of year, though, is to declutter their home. This is something that you can do in the space of a week or two, if you have the right plan. Here’s how you can do it as swiftly as possible.
First, you’ll want to plan the kind of containers that you’ll be putting different categories of waste into. For instance, when you’re creating piles of your possessions that you’d like to remove from your home, they’ll fall into the following categories:
• Items you’d like to sell
• Items you are happy to give to charity
• Items that you feel you should dispose of
• Items that you would like to put in storage
You’ll therefore have at least four piles, and four different ways to process your possessions. For disposal, you might want to hire skip bin Sydney to place household waste. For storage, purchase durable cardboard boxes. For charity, bin bags will do, but for selling, you’ll want smart, appropriate packaging materials. All this should be organized in advance of your clean-out.
For those with large homes and many possessions, a house clean-out can take many days of endless sorting and arrangement. You’ll take more than one trip down memory lane, and your family might also wish to have their input on which items you keep and which you get rid of. This process can not only be time-consuming – it’s usually space-consuming, too.
Make space in your home to go through this sorting process in order to make it as efficient as possible. Often, families will push all the furniture in their living room to the side wall in order to create more floor space and will work there as they’re conducting their clean-up. This will help you organize all your belongings better.
Make a Profit
From simple yard sales to creating an online store or e-commerce profile for your more expensive items, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel comfortable selling a great number of your possessions. Of course, this will extend the time that it takes to clear out your home but making a quick buck on all your possessions is a smart move when you’re already hoping to part ways with them.
Yard sales are of course about getting rid of the kinds of items that it’s not worth selling online. Baby products, children’s clothing, and household furniture usually sell well at a yard sale.
Meanwhile, smaller and more expensive items, such as electrical and jewelry, will sell well online. Make a profit in order to cover some of the other costs associated with cleaning out your home.
There you have it: simple tips that’ll help you clear out your home this year, making your living space cleaner, tidier, and less cluttered.