Spring is a popular time of year to clean and declutter. However, fall is just as an important as spring for cleaning! Fall cleaning gives you the opportunity to:
Clear out your clutter
Start the long Winter season in a fresh, de-cluttered space
Begin your time indoors with an organized space
Here are Junk360’s tips for a successful fall cleaning!
Where You Should Clean
Start your fall cleaning by walking through your house room by room. This includes:
Living Room: Clean the curtains, dust, clean carpets, wax floors, and wipe up all the cobwebs.
Kitchen: Check your pantry for items that are outdated, remove all your dishes from their cabinet space and dust, wipe cabinets, wax floor, clean the stove, clean refrigerator.
Bathrooms: Clean out under the cabinets, deep clean toilets and showers, and change light bulbs if need be.
Bedrooms: Flip mattresses, wash your curtains, dust every surface, dry clean your comforters, and pull out extra blankets for cooler weather.
As you move from room to room, check all the smoke detectors and look around for clutter.
What Is Clutter?
We constantly accumulate “stuff.” This “stuff” isn't necessarily trash. It's torn out magazine articles set aside to be re-read later, gifts that haven't found a final resting place, and items that have been shoved to the side. In a word, it's clutter.
Clutter is also mentally exhausting. Psychologists have pointed out the negative impacts clutter has on our mental health. This includes:
Reducing your ability to focus
Creating stress and tension among family members
Disrupting your sleep patterns
Negatively affecting your mood and self-esteem
Since winter is the time of year most spent indoors, decluttering your homes goes a long way towards improving your mental health.
How to Get Rid of Clutter
As you go from room to room performing your fall cleaning, bring three cardboard boxes or bins with you. Label these boxes:
In each room, keep an eye out for items that do not have a place, use, or purpose. If an item falls into one of these categories, it is clutter and should go into one of those three boxes. This is especially true for items that you haven’t used, worn, or even touched in the past year.
We also recommend designating a “junk space” for bigger items, such as:
Unused exercise equipment
This space should be an out of the way location on your property, like a garage or unused guest bedroom. It should also be easy to access to facilitate a quick junk removal later on!
Follow this strategy for each room in your house and you’ll soon notice a significant difference.
Feeling Overwhelmed? Call Junk360!
Whether you’re looking for help separating and sorting or you just need junk removed, Junk360 is here for all your fall cleaning needs.
As an eco-friendly organization, we will ensure that nothing ends up in a landfill that doesn’t absolutely belong there. Junk360 will make sure that every item that can be donated or recycled is dealt with accordingly.
As a veteran founded, locally owned business, we make our customers our number one priority. Need help getting your home winter ready? Junk360 has you covered!
Call us today at (651) 395-8659 or request a free quoteonline.