Heating and Cooling Energy Tips Did you vow to make home improvements in the New Year? If you’ve put off completing a larger project because of limited time or money, you can still improve your home in other ways. De-cluttering is one of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home, according to HGTV. If your house could use a little more TLC and a lot less clutter, take a look at these three home organization tips:
Sort each room’s clutter into four laundry baskets (or boxes, bags, etc.):
- Items to be thrown out.
- Items to be donated.
- Items to be sold.
- Items that belong in another room.
2. Do a Little Each Day
When it comes to de-cluttering and organizing your home, slow and steady wins the race. It can be overwhelming to take on the entire house in one weekend. Instead, break it up into smaller time slots. For example, spend 10 uninterrupted minutes every day clearing clutter. You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in a week.
3. Set an Expiration Date
When trying to decide which clothing and household items to keep, consider how long it’s been since you last used each item. Set an expiration date, or use-by date, that makes sense for you. For instance, you could set a 12-month expiration date for the clothing in your closet. If you haven’t worn it within the last 12 months, consider it to be expired and get rid of it.
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