The coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world over recent weeks has placed most people in an unprecedented situation. Many have found themselves in a lockdown situation where they are confined to their homes until the spread of the disease begins to ease. For many, spending so much time in their own homes will be a very new and unusual experience.
Of course, being trapped in your home for such a long period can become boring and frustrating. However, there are ways in which you can keep yourself busy and take practical steps to improve your home at the same time. Some people have taken to redecorating, some have decided to work on their gardens, and others have committed themselves to de-cluttering their homes. When it comes to the latter, you can have a really good clear out while you have all this spare time on your hands.
Steps to Help You De-Clutter the Home
De-cluttering can seem like a mammoth task, particularly if you live in a large property and have accumulated lots of junk over the years. However, there are steps that can make the process far easier. This includes:
Check Your Rooms One at a Time
The first thing to do is go through each of your rooms one at a time and make a list of items you want to get rid of. This could be anything from the furniture you no longer want through to clothing, kids’ toys, DVDs and books, and anything else you no longer use.
Don’t Forget Garages and Sheds
If you have a garden shed or garage, make sure you also check these areas and add any unwanted items to the list. This will help to ensure you declutter every area of your home rather than just a few rooms.
Decide What Needs to Go
Once you have a list of all the items you want to get rid of, you need to decide which ones are for disposal and which can be sold or given away. Create separate sections so you know exactly what you need to do with each of your unwanted items. This will help to speed things up and make the whole process easier for you.
Advertise Items for Sale
If you have items that are in good condition, but you no longer want or need them, you can sell them. You can do this through platforms such as eBay, via social media, or by advertising in print media. You may have some items that you are happy to just give away. You can ask around on social media for any takers, or you can help a good cause by offering the items to charities.
Arrange Skip Hire
You should also make a list of all items that need to be disposed of. This could be due to being in poor condition or due to wear and tear. Once you know how much stuff needs to be disposed of, you should arrange skip hire and choose a skip that will accommodate the items you are looking to get rid of. You can choose from a range of skip sizes, so you should have no problem finding a suitable one even if you are getting rid of large items like furniture.
By following these steps, you can look forward to creating more space in your home and making practical use of your extra time at home during the lockdown.
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