Decluttering to get organised!

on Friday, 13 April 2012. Posted in N21 Experts

 

 

 

There are times in everyone's life when their homes when their homes get swamped by their belongings.  Sometimes we cannot move without falling over something or open a cupboard safely– should we be questioning whether or not that 'something' really needs a place in our home?

 

This time of year is when we all begin to think about spring cleaning – decluttering and reorganising - our homes.  Here are some tips to get you started:

 

1 Identify the areas which need decluttering and prioritise them, keeping in mind what you want to achieve.

 

2 Decide how long each session will be – too long a session will tire you and dent your enthusiasm.

 

3 Give yourself achievable targets – tackle a cupboard or a room at a time.

 

4 Plan where you are going to store items for sorting, keeping and disposal - to keep your work area clear and safe.

 

5 Remember that charity shops will be grateful for your unwanted items – or if you feel they are not good enough for the charity shop use your local recycling centre.

 

6 Leave time for reminiscing – you will come across all sorts of things which will prompt memories and it can be a very emotional process.

7 If you are helping someone else to declutter, be sensitive - one person's clutter is another person's treasure.

8 Make sure you leave everything safe at the end of each decluttering session – nothing to fall or trip over and put furniture back to its usual position.

 

If you would like help with decluttering, CynClaire Decluttering is a local company which offers a professional service to people of all ages in a variety of situations including:

 

Preparing for builders

Preparing for decorators

Preparing for a move

Dealing with bereavement

Clearing clutter

Improving safety

Improving your living space

Downsizing

Creating more usable space

 

Or simply to get organised

 

Read our profile on n21online.com

or have a look at our website for more details

www.cynclairedecluttering.co.uk

 

Or contact Cynthia or Claire

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020 8360 4477

07947 762922

 

There are times in everyone's life when their homes when their homes get swamped by their belongings. Sometimes we cannot move without falling over something or open a cupboard safely– should we be questioning whether or not that 'something' really needs a place in our home?

There are times in everyone's life when their homes when their homes get swamped by their belongings. Sometimes we cannot move without falling over something or open a cupboard safely– should we be questioning whether or not that 'something' really needs a place in our home?

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