Weekend is a great time to squeeze in a little decluttering – a clutter free, cleaner, tidier house is a good thing – it’s actually better for your mental health and wellbeing! Yes, really!
So we’ve got five easy decluttering projects for the weekend to really help you make a start on clutter free living.
Under the sink
If when you open the cupboard under the sink you’re met with bottles and packets tumbling out, cleaning products and plastic bags pushed in anywhere then stop it now and tackle the mess.
- Empty out the entire contents of the cupboard.
- Vacuum out any bits
- Give the cupboard a wipe down with hot soapy water and allow to dry
- Throw away/recycle any rubbish
- Reduce the number of cleaning products you own – try to choose multi-use products where you can.
- Fold up cleaning clothes or store in little pots ready to use
- Restock the cupboard neatly with products you use a lot at the front
- Keep it in order
The cupboard where you keep all your towels, bedding and in my case the ironing pile too – can quickly get messed up and end up with everything jumbled in together.
- Empty the entire cupboard
- Vacuum out any bits
- Give the cupboard a quick wipe down with hot soapy water and allow to dry
- Throw away/recycle any rubbish or unwanted items
- Fold up your towels – grab our towel folding guide here it’ll show you how to fold them like they do at a spa – super neat and that means you can fit more in!
- Put your bedding into sets – and fold the flat sheet and pillowcase inside the quilt covers to keep full sets of bedding together neatly.
- Refill your cupboard neatly.
Magazines and Newspapers
Get that messy pile on the coffee table under control! It’ll instantly make the living room look tidier.
- Go through the newspapers and magazines and recycle any you no longer want
- Stack the ones you’re keeping neatly away in a magazine rack or make space on a bookshelf or cupboard for keeping them neatly stacked.
This is one place in my home that alway attracts clutter – little finds from the kids pockets, things that just get put there because nobody actually knows what they’re for or what they even are… Well clean it up! It’ll make the kitchen look brighter and less cluttered.
- Clear off all the contents of the windowsill
- Throw away or recycle any items you don’t want
- Give the windowsill a wipe down with hot soapy water and allow to dry.
- Find new homes for any bits and pieces you wish to keep – even if that means you have to set up a “junk drawer or box”
- Add some little pots of fresh herbs or vase of flowers so it looks fresh and clean
It’s a good idea to go through the medicine cabinet every 6 months.
- Take out any medication or vitamins that are past the expiry date – don’t throw these in the bin and don’t pour down the sink or flush down the toilet – take them to a local pharmacy for safe disposal.
- Make a note of any staples you’re running low on and remember to pick them up when you next go shopping.
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