When the new year arrives, we think it's time to give your
home a whole new look! It's easy for our homes to get cluttered as we get new
things throughout the year, but this new beginning is the perfect time to take
control of the mess.
Consider clutter around your home as things that take up
space but don't add any real value to your life. When you declutter, you're
saying goodbye to things you don't need and hello to prioritizing items you
Does this task seem daunting? Don't worry, we're here to
help you get started making your home clean and tidy! Take a look at our tips
for decluttering your home this new year:
Organizing your home can be stressful, especially if you
take on too much at a time! Don't make the mistake of trying to jump into
decluttering your home all at once - this may cause you to become overwhelmed
and potentially leave the task unfinished.
Tidying up your home will take time, and it's important to be
realistic about the time it will take. To do so, make a timeline and
checkpoints to plan out the cleaning process. This ensures that you keep
yourself accountable for getting things done and work at a reasonable pace.
Don't let this become another unaccomplished New Year's
resolution - make a plan and get the job done!
Through Each Room Separately
Your house has plenty of spaces to love that each have
specific purposes, which means the items necessary for each room will differ.
The best way to declutter your home intentionally and efficiently is to tackle
each room one at a time. Be sure to address every item you don't need within
each space before moving on to the next.
This is another way to ensure you don't become frustrated as
you work and that you'll attain a sense of accomplishment along the way. Once
you have successfully decluttered one space, this is the perfect motivation to
convince you to make the rest of your home look just as neat and clean!
As you begin organizing each room, you'll need a plan for
how to sort through the items. It's important to actively clean the room as you
decide what you will and won't keep to ensure the decluttering process keeps moving
A popular method is gathering three boxes to help you decide
what you do and do not need item-by-item. These three boxes would represent
what you plan to keep, get rid of or put in storage for the time being. After
you finish separating items into these three sections, each will need to be sorted
for their different purposes.
While sorting your items, consider a few key questions to
determine their value:
- Is this item something you regularly use or need?
- Does this item bring me joy or have sentimental value?
- Do I plan to use this item in the future?
Depending on your answers, this should help you decide where
each item belongs. If the answer is no to all of these questions when thinking
about an object, this is the perfect item to get rid of and declutter!
Tidying Up Regularly
Now that you've finished decluttering, the trick is to
realize this is a job that never ends for good! Clutter is common and it can
easily return once you've replenished your home with new items.
Instead of becoming frustrated, we suggest making a regular
plan to tidy up and consider what you don't need. Whether you decide to
declutter every few months or once a year, this is the best way to stay in a
mess-free mindset and keep your home looking nice and neat!
Decluttering your home and parting with unnecessary items
can challenging, but with these tips, we think you're up for the task! Making
sure your home is only filled with things that matter is the first step to
creating a space that truly brings you happiness.
We have beautiful new homes available within several award-winning
master-planned communities. Discover your dream home filled with spaces you'll
love to keep clean all year long! To learn more about Artisan Built Communities
in Paulding County, contact