As I was vacuuming my house at 8PM last night (Who vacuums that late on a Friday night, anyway?), I started to think about the journey ahead of me. It’s no secret that I lead a busy life. I have too many hobbies and am always adding new commitments to my already full schedule.
We all know an organised home makes for a more organised life. It is in my favour to tackle this now.
But time is running out before life takes an even busier turn… and I’m LAZY! (Not lazy… I’m a procrastinator…) So how will I find time to clean and declutter my house? Let me tell you how:
THE DECLUTTER YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE ONE BOX AT A TIME METHOD
As a hoarder I have a collection of most everything I do and don’t need. That included an abundance of cardboard boxes, left over from parcels, bulk nappies or whatever large item purchases recently. It is one of the habits that drives my husband craziest! So I decided to put my box collection to use.
Chances are like me, you likely have some areas of your home that could use a clean up. Old paperwork that needs sorting, random rubbish that hasn’t made its way to the bin or clothes that are passed their used by date. Broken toys. Out of date cosmetics. There are plenty of areas that could use a cull.
Here’s how it works in 4 easy steps:
1. Grab an empty box that’s destined for the garbage. In the absence of a box, plastic shopping bags work too.
2. Pick your area that needs a declutter and start sorting, throwing all your unwanted items in the box.
3. Keep going til you fill the box.
4. Throw the box out with the rubbish and feel proud… you just decluttered an area of your home in just a few minutes.
Do this every time you have a box floating around your home until you have every corner, garage, outdoors, indoors, etc completely decluttered. And even then, the home collects random ‘crap’ over time so once your entire house has had the overhaul, you can do this every month or two after that to maintain an organised abode.
As an extra step, you may want to keep a second box of things you want to donate, sell or giveaway while you work too. Not everything deserves the fate of the garbage truck.
Pretty easy, huh? Even for us procrastinating, lazy, cleaning hating ladies & lads…
And for more inspiration – 35 ways to declutter your life that actually work
NOW GET TO WORK!