Declutter Your Home Before the Holidays


As the holidays are fast approaching, you can expect your home to be filled with new purchases and new gifts. To make room for the new arrivals, it’s best to start decluttering before the holidays arrive. This will also make you feel less overwhelmed and stressed, allowing you to have a more festive and relaxed celebration. To help you get through the pre-holiday decluttering, here are some ideas you could consider.
Clothes

Admit it, your wardrobe is full of clothes that you don’t wear anymore. It may be hard to let go of your treasured wardrobe but think about how much space it takes up if you just leave them that way. Clothes are one of the major sources of clutter in your home so it is important to keep them under control. To organise your clothes, group them accordingly. If you have clothes that no longer fit you or are out of style, gather it and put it in a box for donation. Try to add some winter clothes as well as warmth would be in high demand in the coming weeks. Give up some of your old jackets, scarves and socks and give it to your local homeless shelters or to a thrift shop.

Toys

Having children in your home means accumulating a good number of toys over the past years. And as the season of gift giving is just around the corner, your kids will surely be receiving more. Before more toys even come in, make sure to minimise what you have. Box up the toys that can still be donated and throw away those that are beyond repair and recycle the cheap plastic ones.

Electronics

Another source of house clutter is your unused electronics. If you have smartphones, computers, laptops, printers and cables still stuck in your homes, consider selling those that are still functioning and bring the broken ones to a recycling centre. Make sure to remove personal data and information before disposing it to reduce the risk of being used by someone else.

Kitchen

Your kitchen will be busier than usual during the holidays. As such, it is advisable to clear off the unnecessary mess on your counter tops. Store away the appliances and kitchenware you won’t be needing regularly. This way, you will be able to move well with all that extra space available.

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