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8 Clutter-Busting Routines For An Organized Home

8 Clutter-Busting Routines For An Organized Home

A Guest Post by Zowie Ashton of Flat Cleaning London U.K.

Edited by: Carmela Granada 

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If you are always frustrated with the never-ending job of making your home look organized and good-looking, you can follow a few simple routines to make your home less-cluttered and easier to manage.

Don’t stress over the clutter.

Studies show that the thought of decluttering actually increases the levels of stress. The last thing you need is to feel bad for yourself. Instead of feeling miserable, take a look around. Start imagining how the house will look after you are done with the decluttering. Concentrating on positive images and thoughts will relieve the stress.

Don’t do everything in a day.

Decluttering the whole house in a day is not just tiresome but also quite unrealistic. Start from a single place and take a week or even a month to finish with the decluttering of every room in your home. Completing the tasks one by one will make you feel less stressed out and you can pay more attention to your family. Plus, when decluttering one place at a time, you will do it more thoroughly and the results will be better than dealing with the whole house in one day.

Make a to-do-list.

Making a list of the places you must declutter will help you tremendously with the procedures. Every time you complete a chore on the list you will feel a sense of fulfillment and you will be able to see the actual results of your hard work.

Decluttering will help you with the cleaning

It is proven that the less time you spend in decluttering before you clean, the easier, faster and more efficient the cleaning procedures will be. Would you organize books or magazines for half an hour before you start dealing with the mess in the living room? Or you would prefer already having it done and start cleaning right away? If you don’t make it easier for yourself, it is highly unlikely someone else to do it.

Follow the rules for the wardrobe decluttering.

The wardrobe is the place which most people always avoid. There are a few simple rules which will help you to make the decision of which clothes you can keep and which you should throw away much easier. Ask yourself if you have worn the piece of clothing in the last year, does it still fit and will you ever be wearing it again. If the answer to these questions is ‘no’, there is no reason to keep it.

Forget keeping things ‘just in case of’.

We are all guilty of keeping useless stuff. If you are honest with yourself, you can make decluttering possible. Forget keeping items in case of something happens. The chances to actually need things which you haven’t use in the last few years are quite slim. Instead, throw away those useless things and free some space in your home. This will give you a good feeling of an organized homeowner.

Make a box for items you are not sure about.

If you are having a hard time deciding for certain items, and you just can’t throw them away, you can store them in a box in which you can put away all the stuff you are not sure whether you will use again or not. But keep track, because if those items do not leave this box in the following one year, you are better off without them.

Make everything easier to find.

Finally, a true quality of an organized person is to know the place of everything in your home. Moreover, assigning a specific place for your belongings is very helpful and you will benefit a lot from it.

Do you think these eight routines will make your life much more organized? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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How To Maintain Your Home’s Exterior and Driveway

Read this article to know WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO POWER WASH your home’s exterior and driveway!

First Rate Power Wash

First Rate Power Wash is a pressure washing company based in Jacksonville, FL. The owners are two great friends, Endri and AJ.

Endri started the business in 2015, after buying a small pressure washer to clean up an oil stain in the driveway. In order to make the money back from the purchase, he started going around the neighborhood offering to clean up people’s driveway for a small price. It became an instant success!

From that point forward, First Rate Power Wash became a business. The business expanded from cleaning driveways to house washing. The business is in great demand. It grew exponentially to allow them to purchase larger types of equipment and service vehicles. Three years later, his buddy AJ joined him in his ventures. They are now one of the leading pressure-washing companies in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL.

What kind of services does First Rate Power Wash offer?

First Rate Power Wash services include house washing, driveway cleaning, pool deck and patio, window and fence cleaning, gutter cleaning. They use soft washing technology and quality detergents. This is to ensure that the exterior of your home is thoroughly cleaned.

How can people benefit from First Rate Power Wash services?

When it comes to home cleaning and maintenance, people don’t spend the time to wash and clean the exterior of their property. The outside appearance of your home is important to maintain the value of your property, as it reflects pride, excellence, and the atmosphere of your community.

Why is cleaning your home’s exterior and driveway very important?

When people drive in a neighborhood, a dirty looking home negates the property value which most people do not even think about in great detail. A dirty exterior also attracts mold, bacteria, and algae, which can potentially affect the safety of your families in the long run.That is why cleaning your home’s exterior and driveway is of great importance.

It is part of regular home maintenance that should be revisited every 3-6 months. Living on the beach also attracts salt and other pollutants which can affect your home’s paint quality and surface area —So all of these things should be considered ahead of time.

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Do you think that power washing is important in maintaining your home and driveway? Let me know in the comments section!


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