Clutter may be making your home (and life) a little more stressful and disorganized than is necessary. When money is of no problem, cleaning up a property can be an easier task. You can buy all the products, containers, and organizers you want and need to clean and organize your home, or you can even just hire professional cleaning services to spare you the time and trouble of doing the work yourself. However, this is not always the case. With bills, expenses, and limited funds, it may not always be possible to splurge on cleaning your home. Here are some tips for a do-it-yourself, budget-friendly cleanup:
- Say Goodbye to Your Clutter
Be willing to part with the items cluttering your home. Sort and organize each item to conclude what you should and should not keep. Feeling charitable? Donate items that are in good condition, so they can go to people who can use them. If you want, you can even make a profit from your possessions. You can sell belongings online, through apps, or host a yard sale to gain a little extra cash while eliminating clutter.
- Use Your Resources
You most likely already have basic cleaning supplies and storage/organizing solutions at your disposal. Instead of going out to purchase additional items, utilize what you have. Clean out and reorganize shelves, boxes, etc. in order to make more space to store other items. Repurpose items such as coffee cans and plastic bins, so they can be used as additional storage and won’t break the bank.
- Buy on a Budget
If you do need to buy additional storage containers and cleaning supplies, be conscious of your budget. Check out yard sales, thrift stores, and flea markets – you will be able to find more affordable items that can meet your needs. If you want to change the looks of these items to more of your own style, you can always sand, paint, buy wallpaper, etc. to update the appearance of organizers, containers, and whatever other hidden treasures you find. Utilize the internet to find additional items if need be. There are many sites and apps that manage more affordable sales. Stick to only buying what you need to prevent adding to the clutter.
- Recruit Friends and Family
Is the clutter too much to do alone? Recruit friends and family to help you clean and organize. You can offer to do favors for your helpers, such as baking your grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies or babysitting your friend’s children for a night to offer her and her husband free time. You can even make a little cleaning party out of it and offer pizza and beverages as a little incentive for their help. Your friends and family won’t be able to turn down the offer, and not only will the cleaning process be quicker but it will also be more fun.
Now you have these helpful budget-friendly decluttering tips at your disposal. Take your time tackling the mess in each area and start decluttering for the greater good of your home. If you stick to these tips, your budget and your home will thank you. Good luck!