Goodbye winter and hello spring!

ClutterIt’s time to embrace a chore that most of us hate doing – spring cleaning. Sometimes, the frigid cold weather can get the best of us and make us want to bury our tidying responsibilities for a few months. However, it’s important to get down and dirty before the mess gets out of hand and you’re stuck inside cleaning while the spring sun is shining! Discover some of the best clutter clearing tips for your home, brought to you by the experts at Metro  Roll-offs.

  • Keep paperwork together. If you are one of those people who store mail, documents, and magazines in the first open spot that you find, then you have probably accumulated piles all over the place. Go through the piles and throw out any junk mail, but make sure to file away any important documents, like tax returns. If you have appointment cards, mark the dates and times down in a personal planner and toss the cards. Designate one spot for any incoming paperwork to help keep future mail organized.
  • Go through old clothes. This is a great way to get rid of that “so many clothes but nothing to wear” problem. Dedicate a day to just rummage through your closet and dressers and pull out all of your apparel. You will discover how much of your wardrobe you actually don’t wear, and you might even find a few beloved pieces that got buried away. Make three piles; one to keep, one to toss and one to donate. This process will make organizing your closets and drawers easier, and may even make room for a few new pieces.
  • Clear up counter space. Whether it’s the counters in your kitchen, the vanity in your bathroom, or the desk in your home office, you probably have a surface in your home that is unreasonably cluttered. Spend some time going through the items crowding this space and throw away anything that you no longer need. Find a better home for the important objects that you want to keep. You may rent a storage unit and keep them at a local self storage facility along with the other stuff you’ll remove from your home. You’ll be surprised at how clearing away valuable counter space will make your every day that much easier.
  • Tackle the bookcase. Go through old books and DVDs and set aside any that you have lost interest in or are simply ready to let go of. You can organize the discards into two piles – one to donate to charity and one to give to friends and family. Completing this task will end up making someone happy, and you’ll be surprised by how much space you can open up just by clearing out a shelf or two.
  • Get to cleaning. Once you’ve gone through everything and made decisions on what’s staying and what’s going, you can dive into cleaning. Sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces and dust any wood furnishings around your home. Vacuum carpeted areas and mop or polish wood and tile flooring. Wipe windows and mirrors with a streak-free solution to remove dirt and grime.

Dealing with clutter around the house isn’t the most thrilling of tasks, but it’s a necessary part of being a homeowner. Follow these easy tips and tricks for clearing up clutter in your home this spring and start the new season off fresh with a clear and organized home.