We have all read the devastating headlines of homes being condemned because they were inhabited by hoarders. While these situations are definitely not the norm, there are many homes that just simply cluttered.
Homeowners must be aware of the important role they play in creating a space that is not only comfortable but also safe. By taking just a few simple first steps, you can ensure your house is healthy and nontoxic for both you and your guests.
Here are a few smart steps homeowners can take to maintain a safe and clutter-free home
Create a “home” for everything
Having a designated space for each possession is an essential step to reducing messes. This makes it easier to put things away while also limited how much is actually kept.
When there is no longer space for more things, you must make tough choices in what to keep and what to let go of.
Organize the Smart Way
Did you know that there are actually many different methods to organizing your home?
You can try the five star method, an exercise at rating your possessions. This means deeming one thing a five star (the best) and comparing similar items to that "five star".
Or you can utilize a “maybe” box – a spot where you store things you are not quite sure you’re ready to let go of. And rather than organizing just here and there, try working to completion in each given area.
Take Care of Small Messes
When you begin to notice small piles of stuff in the home, it is important to take care of them right away. Small clothes piles in the closet, growing collections of toys and piles of paperwork are all common areas where clutter starts to form.
While they may seem harmless if left untreated, they can lead to more serious problems and larger projects that you’re prepared for.
At The Decluttering Queen, the health and safety of your home is important to us. That’s why we offer homeowners throughout the Fox Cities area including Appleton and Oshkosh the best in professional organizing and decluttering services.
We work endlessly to ensure to enlist the use of proven systems and practical storage to ensure your home is not only clutter-free but also easier to manage. The first step in your path to a simplified home begins with a call to us.
Visit our website today to learn more about our professional organization services.
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