‘Out of clutter find simplicity’ – though these words were once said by Albert Einstein, you don’t have to be another ‘Einstein’ to follow this in your life. If things look cluttered in your home, it wouldn’t be a good view when guests visit you this holiday. So to help you out, here are a few tips for de-cluttering your home before Christmas.
Picture How Your House Will Look When De-Cluttered
If you have been living in a cluttered atmosphere for some time now, you wouldn’t know what it really means to keep a house de-cluttered, although your house will look extremely strange and pathetic for people visiting you. Hence, it is very important to motivate yourself. First, imagine how your house will look when it is rearranged. If you do that well, you will start doing it right away.
Prepare A Plan
The next step is drafting out a plan for the de-cluttering process. You should have a system to file things to in the first place. Remember you can’t throw anything and you don’t want to do that. All you are looking for is re-ordering things so that there is plenty space for people coming in for the Christmas and New Year parties. Having a filing system will help you find out what to keep and what to throw. Moreover, it is a great way to speed up the de-cluttering process.
Schedule The Process In Advance
Do not start the de-cluttering unless you have enough time to spend for it. Ideally, it is good to start it on a day when you are free from work or important household duties. If you have any small kids at home, let them play outdoors, or strictly instruct them to stay in their rooms while you do the de-cluttering.
If you have some grownups at home, involve them in the task as well. This is a great way to reduce the workload. Start with one room. Spend the whole day and complete it. You are less likely to resume the process next day unless you are free or determined.
House cleaning jobs like de-cluttering, reorganizing, etc., are not sort of jobs that you have to do alone. Ask your family members to assist you in the process. And if there is too much to be done, hire a house cleaning service for a professional clean up.