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Declutter Your Home Checklist
Posted: Oct 10, 2022
A Tidy Mind Professional Organisers are experienced when it comes to helping clients declutter their homes. In this blog post, we share a comprehensive decluttering checklist for you to use whenever you need tips or advice.Declutter Your Home ChecklistBefore Your Start Decluttering
You may need to check out local recycling options
You may need to plan how you can donate and recycle with minimum hassle i.e. recycling banks, supermarket food collection points, battery recycling etc.
Do you need to check whether you can donate to certain charity shops? Do you need to order bags from Oxfam for clothes donations? Or use a donating service such as the British Heart Foundation.
Do you need to dedicate bags or boxes for selling services such as Stuff You Sell or Vintage Cash Cow?
Set up your space. Have some bags for donation, recycling and rubbish ready. Consider having a box ready as an ‘action box’ for physical items (such as items to return to a friend).
Having a notebook ready to write down actions that become apparent is useful.
If there is a lot of floor space or a clear area (such as a bed), it may work best to declutter by categories i.e. gather all the books in a pile and go through each one.
If your home is quite full, there may not be enough room for this, so you will have to take a more random approach and go room by room. Try to categorise a little if you can i.e. in a kid’s bedroom, go through the toys first, then books, then clothes etc.
Declutter with your client category by category. Try to finish one before starting the next.
Examples of large categories: are children’s toys, paperwork, kitchen equipment, clothes etc.
If a category seems too big, you can subcategorise e.g. in a kitchen, start by grouping baking equipment together, herbs & spices and so on.
Consider using post-it notes and a sharpie to make a note of your categories (the post can be stuck on the floor or wall).
As a temporary measure, you might use post-it notes to label drawers, cabinets or shelves to note what items will be stored there. This can help if you’re reorganising a kitchen, as the notes can be swapped and changed if you change your mind about assigned homes.
A Tidy Mind organisers have worked with hundreds of clients over the last 5 years & are highly trained & experienced. Let’s help you achieve a relaxing, inspiring home or workspace. A space where you can be the best version of yourself.