As we are all spending more time at home these days, you will likely see flaws and problems with your home. You might even desire more space, but that isn’t an option for most people right now.
At Foxes, we are pleased to say we have helped many vendors connect with buyers. We recommend decluttering your house as a great way to create space and make a house feel more welcoming. Of course, you don’t need to be in the process of selling your home to benefit from a declutter.
If you are keen to create more space and add some clarity to your home, we have some decluttering tips for you.
Start with a goal in mind
While some people are keen to get started as quickly as possible, this may not be the best approach. It is often best to have an end goal in mind, as this gives you something to work towards. You should review your home, consider the changes you wish to make, and set yourself a target that helps you feel happier in your house.
Devise a plan of action
Working with a plan will speed up the process and help you be more productive. Also, you know the way you work best. An option which is right for one person or household may not be suitable in your house.
Many of us are far more productive when we have a deadline in place. While you may have a lot of time on your hands, you shouldn’t look at decluttering as an open-ended project. By setting deadlines, both short and long-term, you create impetus that will ensure you work productively.
Have you got all the equipment you need?
You’ll find decluttering is easier if you have the right equipment. Boxes and bin bags are useful for storing items. You will also want some cleaning equipment. If you can arrange to have these items before you start decluttering, it will help you achieve your goals.
How will you dispose of your items?
Right now, there is an additional challenge when you declutter. Some of the places people would place their unwanted items are no longer available. Most charity stores are currently closed, and local council authorities have closed waste and recycling units.
If you are looking for someone to take your items, review Facebook and see if there is a local community group, many of these groups are looking for items for people who need assistance right now. You might be able to help others while decluttering your home.
Also, consider what you are going to do in removing these items from your home. Many charity stores are currently closed, so you may need to reconsider this option. However, at this time, many community groups need additional products, so check on social media to see if there is anything local you can support.
We know this is a challenging time, but at Foxes, we are here to assist you. If you need any advice or guidance from a local agent, please contact us today, and we will do what we can to help you.