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Tips for How to Purge, De-Clutter, and Organize

Do you struggle to let go of clutter? You may not be a hoarder, but perhaps you have trouble saying goodbye to items that are simply taking up space. Maybe you want to get rid of junk and organize your life, but you just don’t know where to start. The task can seem daunting and you may just avoid it all together. These tips will help you sort through the stuff and organize your home. With the help of one of the best cleaning services in Greensboro, your home can be thoroughly tidy and clean.

Purging Tips: Sort First, Then Toss 

When it comes to deciding what goes and what stays, there is a foolproof sorting method that will help you to prioritize your belongings. Use bins or boxes or just make piles of things for these categories: 

  • Things you have not used in over a year. 
  • Things you have used in the past year. 
  • Things you have used in the past 6 months. 
  • Things you have used in the past month. 
  • Things that hold priceless sentimental value. 
  • Things you don’t need that are worth money. 
  • Things you don’t need that can be donated. 
  • Things that need to be thrown away.  

If you have used an item in the past year, 6 months, or just this month, it is likely worth holding onto. If you are really strapped for storage space, get rid of the things in the “past year” bin first. Anything over a year old should be sorted into one of the last four categories. If it has priceless sentimental value, such as a quilt handed down for generations or photographs, by all means, keep it if you can find somewhere to store it. If something you don’t need might be worth money, such as jewelry or things that a consignment shop may pay you for, keep those separate and see what you can get for them. Then donate whatever is left. Some items may not be worth much, but can be donated to charity. Other items just need to be thrown away, such as stained or torn clothing or broken toys. 

Organizing the Keepers 

Now that you have sorted and categorized your items, you may need to apply some new storage and organizational tactics. If the items you are keeping do not currently have a neat and tidy place to stay, purchase some type of storage. It can be plastic tubs or a cubby shelf with colorful bins. It can be stylish baskets or even new furniture such as beds with built-in drawers underneath. What you choose depends on your budget and your personal preferences. Organize closets with color-coded hangers and shoe organizers. And the most important step: once everything has a place, be sure to return things to that place after using them. 

Now That You’re Organized, Hire Professional Cleaning Services in Greensboro 

Now that everything is put away, in its place, and you’ve lightened your load by eliminating useless junk, your home is ready for a deep cleaning. The Maids of the Triad can perform our 22 Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System to reach every corner of your home from top to bottom. Or if you would prefer to have help with the decluttering, The Maids can help get you completely clutter-free with our decluttering service. Call (336) 292-7805 to schedule your cleaning appointment today.  


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