With spring now upon us, there's no better time to clear out your unwanted and unused possessions. Make new space in your home with these 5 top tips for decluttering.
Clear the cupboards
One at a time, go through each cupboard across your kitchen and empty everything out, only putting back the things you will definitely use again. This allows you to see which items you are wasting money on buying. Organise your stock as you go by using different cupboards to group together similar items putting things you use most often to the front for easy reach. Put bulkier or duplicate items to the back so you don't forget what other ingredients you have in there.
Manage your magazines
Look through your bookcase, coffee table, letter rack, sideboard, or any other nook in your home where you store piles of paper. If you rarely read these consider investing in the online edition to minimise paper waste and remember - recycle as much as you possibly can. Consider keeping any premium magazines out on the table for guests to read when they visit.
A good rule of thumb for any item in the house when you're trying to declutter is this: If you haven't used it since you put it there, it's time to get rid. Organise items into categories of keeping, maybe pile and get rid of. For any items in the final pile, consider reselling or sending to a charity shop.
Revitalise your robes
Find a tidy storage hamper to pack away your winter wardrobe as spring rolls around, and organise your spring range by garment type, colour or occasion to make finding your ideal outfit a breeze. Storing clothes for at least one season is a great idea as it minimises the need to buy new clothes when it comes around again.
Divert to digital
As the world continues to move towards streaming movies and music, consider selling or donating old unused DVDs or CDs to free up space. These can be sold individually but consider selling these in bulk or as a set to increase the chances of a quick sale.
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