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Quick and Easy Spring Decluttering Checklist

Spring cleaning is just around the corner and the time for preparation has come. The more clutter you remove from your home before you start with your spring cleaning session, the easier the whole ordeal will be. And, with the help with what we’ve got for you today, it’ll be a breeze!

This isn’t just your average decluttering challenge! Oh no, its something much better – it’s straightforward and easy to follow a checklist, which will allow you to cut down on decluttering and rubbish removal time, without having to push yourself too hard! With our weekend decluttering checklist, you’ll not only clean up your home and prepare your home for spring, but you’ll also be left with ample time to wind down and relax.

How it works:

Just pick one room and get to work on decluttering it over the weekend, by following our tips. If you find that you’ve got more time and energy after you’re done, you can start working on the next one. If you keep this up, you’ll be ready for spring in just a few weekends.

Why you should declutter your home

  • Decluttering can be a laborious and time-consuming process. So why should you bother? Here are a couple of good reasons:
  • Decluttering helps you free up a lot of space
  • Decluttering help, you keep your home clean easier
  • Decluttering helps you stay organised and mindful
  • Decluttering gives you a sense of achievement

Decluttering your home – A room-by-room guide to clutter removal

The bathroom

Bathroom Decluttering Tips

  1. Start with the medicine cabinet. Wade through the shelves and get rid of any old medications, skin care products or make-up.
  2. The drawers – carefully rearrange the items in your drawers, making sure that the most used things are the easiest to reach
  3. Finish by having a look under the sink. Tidy up and sort through the cleaning solutions and mops living under your sink. Take the time to check the labels and throw away or donate everything that you don’t need.

The Kitchen

  1. Start with the largest cupboards. Take everything out, give them a quick sweep, maybe a vacuuming round or two, and decide which items are going back, which are getting donated and what goes directly into the trash.
  2. Repeat the same procedure with the smaller cupboards and cabinets.
  3. Tackle the fridge. Your fridge needs to be cleaned out at least once every two months, but decluttering should be carried out much more frequently. Check the labels and toss unneeded items.

The Living Room

Living Room Decluttering Tips

  1. Begin by dusting your furniture and getting rid of any items that don’t belong.
  2. Go through your coffee drawers and file cabinets.

Finish by rearranging your bookshelves, replacing and rearranging the books that you’ve finished reading.

The Bedroom

  1. Being with the nightstands and drawers, clearing out accessories and expired beauty products. Rearrange your items and books, and decide what to throw away.
  2. Clean out and make your bed. Now is also an excellent time to try and judge whether your mattress is due for a cleaning.
  3. Sort through your dressing table and desk. Remember to give extra attention to the surface area, cleaning it of dust and dirt and rearranging items based on how frequently you use them.

More challenges

If you liked this challenge and would like to try out some more quick and easy decluttering methods, check these ideas out! Something to keep in mind – if you’re going to give these a shot, try to not spend more than 5-10 minutes at a time on any of them!

  • The one bag method – grab a garbage bag and go through your home, picking out things that you don’t need until the bag is full. The more often you do this, the easier time you’ll have with your usual decluttering sessions
  • The box method – Get yourself a couple of cardboard boxes – one for charity, one for rubbish, and one for storage. Go into one of your rooms and try to fill up each box at least halfway.
  • The mindfulness method – This one takes a bit of getting used to but, once mastered, it works like a charm! The premise is simple – whenever you’re about to leave a room, give everything a quick glance. If you notice something that doesn’t belong there, take it with you.

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