Looking for motivation to declutter your home? These 6 tips for spring-cleaning your home might help.

The holidays have always been the best time to deep-clean the home, which often includes a cull of material possessions.

But when you’re forced to isolate at home (as many of us have experienced), the decluttering process may have been done already… or has it?

Whenever I read a spring-cleaning post, I get motivated to declutter and deep-clean every area of my home.

While it’s an ongoing process in our household, this season always brings out the culling vibes for a cleaner and tidier house.

Here are 6 tips for spring-cleaning your home, and how to make it less overwhelming.

Choose one area at a time

If this is the month to spring-clean, start with one area at a time. It may be that you do a whole room in a week, and each day is allocated a drawer or a specific cleaning job.

Use storage containers to hold unwanted possessions

When decluttering a wardrobe or bedroom, I use two storage containers and one rubbish bag.

  • One container is allocated for pieces I will sell on Facebook Marketplace.
  • The next storage container is for donated items.
  • A rubbish bag is used for items that need to be put in the bin.

This system works well for me, as the items that may not sell on Facebook will end up in the donation box, and this needs to be emptied before I can start on another room. It’s also a good way to prevent a box of unwanted items from sitting in your car boot 6 months later.

Clean as you go

As each area is decluttered, I clean the space by dusting surfaces, wiping down to remove any grime and even giving drawers or wardrobes a good vacuum. This helps when putting pieces back in their right spot.

Be mindful of spending habits

I find this tip the toughest because I will generally buy what I need when I need it. An accumulation of stuff does mean I have to do a regular cull. Be mindful of simple habits that may bring in more stuff into the home.  This year I have been mindful of clothing purchases, and we’re moving towards experience gifts for the kids at Christmas, rather than toys.

Make “spring-cleaning” a regular habit

Making a habit to spring-clean the home every quarter can ensure it’s not such a big effort towards the end of the year. Online challenges by The Organised Housewife can build new habits, keeping areas around the home clean and organised.

Rethink storage

A big part of keeping a home tidy is ensuring there is adequate storage.

Storage shelves in the garage can help keep that space tidy. It’s usually the dumping ground for outdoor equipment and seasonal items.

Look at ways to double storage in cupboards by installing shelves. Mini caddies or attachable shelving and hooks can make it easy to store your belongings so they are easier to see and retrieve.


Originally published at The Plumbette.
Photo by Volha Flaxeco on Unsplash.

Published On: December 15th, 20210 CommentsTags: , , ,

About the Author: Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night, but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters whom she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award-winning plumber, she also writes an award-winning blog called The Plumbette, where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish.

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