Start Off Easy
The task at hand for some of you may be enormous. Therefore attacking the worst room immediately might not be the best way to go, so start small and start simple. Build up some steam and once the easy tasks are out of the way you’ll have the momentum to assault the real mess.
Take Your Time
Unless you’re a modern day Mary Poppins, don’t expect to clean and declutter your entire property in a single day. Spread the tasks out over a few days to remain motivated and efficient.
As you go through room to room you will need a sorting system to identify items worth keeping and items that aren’t. Separate them into KEEP and NOT KEEP. If you remain undecided on certain items, consider when the last time you used them was and sort respectively.
Knowing the odd cleaning hack can be a really useful weapon. See below a few of our favourite picks…
- Use a mixture of vegetable oil and baking soda on a toothbrush to clean cabinet doors.
- Rub lemon on taps to remove tough stains.
- Steam clean your grease riddled microwave by squeezing lemon into a jug of water and heating until bubbling.
- Lint rollers are a useful way of collecting crumbs and hairs from carpets, chairs and sofas.
- Shoe polish is a great way to cover up scratches on leather sofas.
- Mix baking soda and water to create the ultimate tea and coffee stain remover.
- Dusty blinds? Wiping them down with a sock does the trick perfectly.