How to Declutter your Home with a Toddler
This post was Written by Zoe Kirby
How to Declutter your Home
Can’t find what you want around the house? Too many things stuffed into cupboards, drawers, and wardrobes that are already bursting at the seams? If so, then this is the time to admit that you need to declutter!
Psychologists agree that decluttering is excellent for our mental health, it promotes confidence and, let’s face it, allows us to finally find what we need at home – when we need it.
Decluttering also provides a brilliant excuse to give something back to society, by donating what we no longer need to the charities who work incredibly hard for all kinds of important causes.
If you are super serious about clearing your decks of clutter, you are going to need some serious storage for the household items you really do want to keep. Storage boxes allow us to sort our objects into organised, easy-to-find, and easy-to-reach places in our homes. They also come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and designs. And often with handy handles too!
These Storage Boxes make super, space-saving storage solutions. They are foldable, with dual plastic handles and make great clothes boxes for extra bedroom/closet storage. Available on Amazon at great value for a pack of six.
Want to claim as much storage space around your home as possible? Try going under! Vacuum bags are a fantastic invention that allows us to rid our storage solutions of the unnecessary bulge, dust, and air because they provide amazing options for under bed storage.
All you need is a vacuum cleaner!
You’ll find a pack of 6 Vacuum storage bags, with a range of jumbo, extra-large, and medium-sized transparent sacks on Amazon Prime at a great price. They come with a travel hand pump and are ideal for pillows, duvets, and quilts as well as dresses, sweaters, and comforters.
One of the most annoying challenges of a cluttered home is that of finding both halves of a pair of shoes. And it always happens when you are in rush!
Unlike our feet, unproperly stored shoes have a habit of splitting up. Separately, they find their way under furniture, cupboards and into what our mothers used to call ‘gloryholes’!
Super storage means our shoes are tidy, clean, and organised. Dailyart’s 24 Pockets Over the Door Shoe Organiser is a great way to step up your storage by using a ‘hanging shelf’ shoe rack. Great for storing children’s shoes as you can fit two pairs in each gap.
Mops are a great way of completing a quick clean-up on hardstanding flooring such as tiles, laminates and solid wood. But they can be an absolute pain to store satisfactorily.
If left in the bucket, they never quite dry, or propped up against a cupboard, they have a habit of tripping us up or crashing to the floor.
The stainless-steel Utility Mop Broom Holder could be just the answer to ‘cleaning’ clutter.
It boasts four racks and five hooks and can be mounted on many surfaces around the home. Find it on Amazon Prime online and great value for money.
Get Rid of Clutter
There is no excuse for not clearing our homes of clutter! It simply takes a little time and organisation. And, it would be fair to argue that most of the clutter we clear, doesn’t have to go straight to landfill.
One person’s trash is another one’s treasure, as they say.
Selling Old Things
Why not make money from your clutter and sell it? Getting some of your money back on items you have previously paid for, is easier than ever these days.
There are numerous websites on which your can advertise your unwanted ‘clutter’ for sale; offer fixed price or sell via auction.
Donate to Charity
Charities and their shops across the country are crying out for good quality donations of everything from shoes and clothing to furniture and toys.
They provide a vital service in selling on items that have years of use left in them or helping struggling families to set up suitable homes.
Donate to Schools/Playgroups
Things cost so much these days and many schools and playgroups will welcome with open arms most donations of good quality toys, books, play equipment, and clothes.
Don’t worry about getting your donations perfectly clean, they usually have well-organised cleansing systems in place. However, it’s always best to ask first.