Monday, March 6, 2017

Decluttering Diva - Spring Cleaning Edition

Decluttering Diva - Spring Cleaning Edition | City of Creative Dreams

With spring being just around the corner, we’ve all become more cheerful and energetic, and with such a positive mood comes an airy, open and stimulating environment. This can mean one thing – spring cleaning! Giving your home a new, fresh look doesn’t have to entail completely remodeling and restyling it. Instead, you can clean your living space from clutter and bring in a sense of novelty. Not only will your home radiate with a fresh vibe, but it will also affect your mood positively.


The Fun of Cleaning
Instead of seeing cleaning as a boring and tiresome chore, try to turn it into a fun activity. Just open your windows, let the fresh air inside and play your favorite music. Uplifting music will put you in a positive mood and you’ll feel energized, which will help you change your mindset when it comes to cleaning. Once you’ve entered the cleaning mode, the entire process will be easier and much more fun.

Tackle the Closet
Don’t be frightened by the pile of clothes lurking behind the closet doors. With a good strategy, you can easily organize your clothes and have a clutter-free closet. The “Pile of Three” method has proven as an easy, yet efficient approach, so you should consider using it. All you have to do is divide your clothes into three piles: keep, donate and trash. Once you’ve sorted out the piles, you can divide your closet into sections. For example, one part of the closet can be for T-shirts, other for pants, etc. You can spice things up and divide your clothes into color sections – it will definitely give it an interesting look.

Everything in Its Place
In a clutter-free home, every item has its place and you can easily find what you need without turning your home around. When organizing your space, try to find a place for every item. If you don’t know what to do with some pieces, you should ask yourself whether you really need it? If the answer is no, then there’s only one thing left to do – get rid of it!


A Nice Day for a Garage Sale
Who says that you can’t earn money from cleaning your home? While decluttering your living space, set aside items that you don’t need or want anymore and put them up for sale. Whether you’ve changed your interior design or you’re simply tired of your old things, you can still benefit from them. After all, what’s one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure.


Less is More
You can achieve far better effects if you decorate your home with a smaller number of details. If you overcrowd your home, nothing will stand out and your living space will seem messy. Instead, try to stay moderate and add just a few simple, yet elegant ornaments that will make a décor statement. A coffee table with one conspicuous detail will be far more impactful than a cluttered one.

Ready, Set, Rearrange!
Rearranging your furniture is a simple, yet efficient way to give your living space a new and fresh look. This is also a great opportunity to get rid of the items you don’t need which might have passed by your vigilant eye. When it comes to the furniture rearrangement, you can experiment as much as you want. For example, if the focal point of your living room was the TV, rearrange your furniture around the fireplace or coffee table. This type of arrangement will create a more inviting and warm ambiance and it’s more suitable for socializing with your family.


Reuse and Repurpose
Instead of holding on to your old items that are broken or just sitting around, you can give them a new look and transform them into a new piece! Repurposing your old items is not only environmentally and budget-friendly, but it’s also a great way to clean your home from clutter. For example, you can repaint your old chairs and use them as outdoor furniture. This way, you’ll have a clean home and a stylish backyard.

The Blessing of Storage
Storage is your ally when it comes to fighting against clutter and your best chance of winning. Having plenty of storage will help you organize your home and turn it into a more stimulating environment. And if you pair it up with creativity, you can have stylish storage solutions that will help you declutter your home, while simultaneously complementing your décor. For example, you can make a stylish window seat with a hidden compartment that you can use for storing blankets or extra pillows. However, if you don’t have much space, opting for mobile self-storage will solve your storage problems. This is a great solution that will enable you to keep the items you’re fond of or that you might need some day while keeping your home organized and clutter-free.

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to freshen up your home and give it a new look. After all, a clean home means a clear mind.

Guest post courtesy of Stacey Cooper.

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