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Spring Cleaning / Dejunking Tips and How Storage can Help!

By Blog Author on Tues. Sept. 4th, 2017

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Spring cleaning time is upon us! And that means the dust bunnies are quaking in fear and our minds are prepping for sorting through mounds of clothing, paperwork, books, toys, and more. As you go through your yearly purge and sort through your belongings and clean, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

 

Junk First, Sort Later

As you begin sorting through your piles of stuff, follow this rule, “junk first, sort and store later.” It feels good to go through some things and then put them away and sort another pile, and so on. But if you clean in this way you start thinking in terms of sorting and storage instead of junking. You begin to wonder where you are going to put things before you actually sort through them. Do yourself a favor and junk/donate first, decide what you are going to give away or throw away or sell, then only when you are finished with this step, move on to sorting and storing.

 

One Category at a Time

Instead of spring cleaning and organizing one room at a time, try going through everything by category. You can sort by some of the following categories: clothing, papers, books, toys, kitchenware, etc. Once you finish those categories you can work on things you do not use as much like holiday decorations and memory items.

 

Storage at the End

Saving storage until the end means you will better be able to remember the things you have stored. After the junking and sorting process, storage can be a fun way to organize the rest of your possessions. Storage can be a great way to put things you do not use as often in a place where they will not be underfoot and in the way. 

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