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Our Top 5 Spring Cleaning Hacks

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If all that clutter that seems to have piled up over the winter months has pushed you to breaking point, it’s probably time for a good clear out, and what better excuse for a spring clean than, well, spring?

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘a tidy home is a tidy mind,’ but you might be surprised just how psychologically beneficial a good clear out can be; here’s just a handful of the benefits of having a tidy home:

  • It’ll make you feel happier – who doesn’t feel better when everything’s in its place?
  • You’ll be more productive – getting rid of all that clutter means it won’t be a distraction, allowing you to focus on what’s most important.
  • It helps to reduce stress and anxiety – whether it’s that spare room you keep putting off tidying or the garage you couldn’t squeeze a matchbox car into, sooner or later, clutter will probably start to cause stress.

So, whether you’re planning a top-to-bottom spring clean of your home or just want to clear out that spare room and turn it into a home office, here are our five spring cleaning hacks from our self-storage experts.

1. Tackling Your Home Room by Room

First things first, you’ll need to decide where you’re going to start. Even if you plan on cleaning your whole home, we recommend taking it one room at a time; otherwise, it’ll overwhelm you very quickly.

On the other hand, if you’re tackling the whole house in one go, you’ll probably need to think about decluttering and putting some of your items into storage so they’re out of the way.

Storage unit with boxes inside

2. How to be Ruthless When It Comes to Getting Rid of Items

If you want to do it properly, a spring clean will involve getting rid of some of your belongings that have been lying around and not getting used for longer than they should have. Of course, to do this, you must be ruthless, so here are a few tips for doing just that:

  • Set a clear goal. Before you start, have a goal in mind. This could be a specific number of items you want to get rid of or a certain amount of space you want to clear out. Having a goal in mind will help keep you focused and motivated.
  • Sort items into categories. Start by sorting your items into categories such as clothes, books, papers, and so on. This will make it easier to see what you have and decide what to keep or what to get rid of.
  • Be decisive. Don't second-guess yourself once you've made a decision to get rid of an item. Instead, immediately remove it from your home and don't look back.

Remember, being ruthless doesn't mean being wasteful. Consider recycling, repurposing, or composting items that can't be donated or sold. Additionally, if you really don’t want to say goodbye to your belongings but need the space in your home, you can take advantage of our household storage at Kangaroo.

3. Get the Whole Family Involved

With half-term coming up and the summer holidays looming around the corner, you may be trying to build a list of things to entertain the kids. Spring cleaning and decluttering is the perfect task to get the whole family involved and will help speed the process up and leave you with a tidy home in no time.

Children love rummaging through old bits and bobs, so even if they might not be the most effective little helpers, it could keep them occupied while you get on with the real work.

Family cleaning together

4. Think About Putting Rarely Used Items into Storage

We’ve all got those items that only come out at certain times of the year, whether it’s your Christmas decorations that seem to double in number each year or the exercise bike that only gets used in winter. Rather than clutter up the spare room with these items, consider putting them in storage. Suddenly, you have a spare room as a home cinema, your zen office space, or a junk-free gaming room; a little bit of extra storage space could go a long way.

5. Consider Redecorating at the Same Time

Redecorating while decluttering can be beneficial for a number of reasons; for example, it can help you envision a new space. When decluttering, it’s easy to get stuck in the mindset of just removing items from your home. However, redecorating can help you envision your space with a new layout, furniture, or décor, which can motivate and give you a clearer goal to work towards.

In addition, redecorating your space also helps you think about how to organise your belongings better. For example, you might rearrange your furniture to create more storage space or add new shelves or organisers to keep things tidy. This can help you maintain your decluttered space in the long run.

Of course, redecorating doesn't have to mean a complete overhaul of your space. Even small changes like painting a room or adding a new piece of furniture can make a big difference. The goal is to create a space that feels fresh, organised, and welcoming and supports the changes you're trying to make in your life.

So, stop putting it off and get that clutter-free living space back. Remember, a tidy home is a tidy mind. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help, or check out our household storage locations below to find your nearest Kangaroo:

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