Time To Refresh Your Home

Dated: December 31 2020

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I think its safe to say that most of us are ready for a new year!! There is something about embarking on a new year that gets us all into “clear out” and “clean up” mode.
 
Your home is your most important investment, and it’s also a place you deserve to enjoy.
 
Don’t wait until you have to sell your home to make it perfectly enjoyable. Do a walkthrough and make a list of items in each room that should go. Whether that’s piles of recycling, outgrown toys or clothes, empty or old cosmetics, stacks of mail and papers—jot it down. Tackle one item each day and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the clutter clears.
 
The Bedrooms
Your bedrooms are a great place to start your decluttering mission. Begin by removing anything that doesn’t belong on your nightstands or dressers. This includes things such as books you’re not reading, pens, paper, chargers that no longer work, or empty tissue boxes. Figure out what needs to be put away, what needs thrown away, and what is able to be donated. It’s a great idea to separate your clutter into these three categories as you work your way through each room in the house.
The Kitchen
Keeping a kitchen free of clutter can be a challenge for anyone. In addition to cooking and eating, many people use their kitchens for socializing and homework, so the potential for clutter is staggering. Start by removing everything possible from the countertops, leaving only things you use every single day. Then move on to your pantry and cabinets, getting rid of anything you no longer need.
The Bedrooms
Your bedrooms are a great place to start your decluttering mission. Begin by removing anything that doesn’t belong on your nightstands or dressers. This includes things such as books you’re not reading, pens, paper, chargers that no longer work, or empty tissue boxes. Figure out what needs to be put away, what needs thrown away, and what is able to be donated. It’s a great idea to separate your clutter into these three categories as you work your way through each room in the house.
 
Let Go of Old Linens
Don't hold on to old linens that you don't use. Sheets should be replaced every 2-3 years so it's a great time to go through what you have and donate what you're not using. The same goes for towels. If they're threadbare or you've recently upgraded to plusher options, it's time to toss the extras. Go through your linen sets and keep them together.
The Kitchen
Keeping a kitchen free of clutter can be a challenge for anyone. In addition to cooking and eating, many people use their kitchens for socializing and homework, so the potential for clutter is staggering. Start by removing everything possible from the countertops, leaving only things you use every single day. Then move on to your pantry and cabinets, getting rid of anything you no longer need.
The Home Office
When tackling the home office, continue to sort items into things to put away or throw away. However, with the office comes the added complication of your important personal documents. Paper documents can stack up quickly; however, most documents can be kept digitally. Digitize your receipts, bills, invoices, and other miscellaneous sheets of paper, and store in an area that will get regularly backed up, to keep it as safe as having paper copies. After digitizing, shred all the originals and any other paperwork you no longer need.
 
Have a bigger project you need help with?
Reach out to me via email or phone and let’s get you started seeing everything in your home more clearly in 2021!

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