Purge, Purge, Purge
After spending the week locked in my basement at a long savvy attempt to have a perfectly clean house from top to bottom, a Blog about purging belongings was necessary. No matter how clean and sanitary your household is, if you have too much stuff it looks unkempt and overwhelming. Ok, clutter sucks! We could be professional home organizers.
The only way to keep your mental clutter to a minimum is to have a clean house free of unnecessary stuff... it truly is stuff. You know, the 20 candle holders you might need one day, your hoarded first borns clothes, and the piles of papers that gradually consume the entire spare room. The spare room is the root of all storage temptation, don't give in.
Effective housekeeping starts with only owning what you need (or truly enjoy) and having a place for everything. House cleaning is so much easier when each item in your home has a spot. Easier said than done right?! Here's the Purge Challenge:
Find a bags worth of stuff to sell or donate from each room in the home. Books, clothes, kitchen items you never use, toys, more toys.
You would be surprised what you have around the house to sell, post some ads on kijiji and make a few extra dollars. Then you can justify hiring a professional house cleaner, or buying something new for the house. If you have kids, they will love the idea of getting new toys with their earning. Not everyone has time for this, donating your good to Good Will is another great way to unload the clutter and give back to the community. Do this twice a year and you'll never have to worry about your home being on Hoarders!
(However, watching Hoarders is my favourite way to feel like my house cleaning is top notch!) Shhhh…. you know too much already!
We may be able to help you more than you think when it comes to decluttering. You would be surprised with the level of customer service our house cleaning staff has to offer. While you are determined to take on a new home project, our housekeepers can help you maintain the day to day cleaning operations, such as laundry!