Clutter busting

5 Clutter busting ideas for spring

Spring cleaning is about so much more than just clearing the dust away from the winter months. It is about cleaning up and clearing out everything no longer needed. Try some of these clutter busting ideas to make your house feel like a home again.

Call friends and family members

Clutter busting

Place everything that you want to get rid of, in a specific area like the garage or a spare room. Call up everyone you know that might be interested in the items and have them come over to have a look. It might be hard to let some of your things go, but it should bring peace of mind knowing that loved ones will give the items a good home and new life. Sometimes it is easier to clear out unwanted items when you know where they are going to end up.

Plan a garage sale

Garage Sale

The plain and simple truth is that hosting a garage sale can be a lot of fun! You can meet different people from your neighbourhood and local area plus make some extra money. If the thought of having a garage sale is a little overwhelming, ask loved ones to help you plan it and put it together. Maybe they will have stuff they want to sell and you can hold one great big blow out.

Donate items

There are so many people who are down on their luck these days, you can help them out by donating unwanted items (in good condition) to local second-hand stores, homeless shelters and domestic violence centres. You can also check with your church and see if they are accepting donations at that time. It is not easy to give away things that have personal value or you have had for a long time, but try thinking of it as honouring the purpose of the item by giving it to someone who needs it.

Throw it away

Recycling

When it comes to clutter busting this is not always an easy thing to do, especially when items have sentimental value to you. When people have a personal attachment to something, it can be harder to see that it is broken, damaged or just plain ruined. Items that will be expensive to have repaired or are beyond repair are best thrown out because keeping these broken-down items is not honouring them, in a sense, it is almost making them “suffer”.

Clean it up

Once you have cleared all of the clutter away, you can concentrate on the cleaning chores. Dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping and eliminating the cobwebs and dust bunnies are all a part of the spring cleaning process. No one really enjoys washing windows, but the result is always worth it. One thing you will notice is how easy it is to clean once all of the clutter is gone. It is awfully difficult to clean around piles of stuff!

The important thing to remember about clearing out your clutter this spring is to take it slow. Do not try to do so much at one time, that you become overwhelmed. It is a good idea to ask friends to help you, besides everything is more fun with friends around!

16 Comments

  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    February 8, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    We are really lucky that usually when we want to get rid of stuff we put it outside on our doorstep and it usually goes pretty quickly, or out on the street whatsapp chat. I love a good decluttter and have made the most out of the lockdowns using them as an opportunity to do so. But Spring is always a great time to do it too!

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      We had a huge declutter of our garage last year, we found people who do car boots and they bought boot loads of our garage at a time. It felt so good to have a good clearout.

  • Natasha Mairs – Serenity You

    February 8, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    I normally do a big spring clean and take all our unwanted stuff down to our local charity shops.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      I create piles, some gets sold, some gifted and some to charity.

  • Sarah Howe

    February 8, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I try and donate as much as I can. Facebook groups and charity shops are great !

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Our local charity shops received so much last year that they stopped accepting so we had to find new places to donate to.

  • Thoroughly Modern Grandma

    February 9, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Some great tips for decluttering. I find Freecycle is really good for donating items i no longer need.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Ooh yes I had forgotten about Freecycle, I used to use that a lot for decluttering.

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    February 9, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I always feel refreshed after a good clear out. Selling items on or giving them to charity are great ways to get rid of items you no longer need x

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      It definitely feels like you clear out more than just a space doesn’t it? x

  • Kara Guppy

    February 9, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    We had a major clear out before christmas but still need to try and declutter some more

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      I feel like we are constantly have a clearout but there’s still so much to declutter x

  • Steph @ Renovation Bay-Bee

    February 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    We’ve had to clear out my Mother in Laws house and wow there is so much stuff! We sold stuff, but with all Charites shut currently it’s made things so tricky to find homes for things. Even the dog rescue charities wouldn’t even take duvets for the dogs. But we found a company that does house clearances and then they sell on items in their shop. So felt it was going to a good home that way too

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Yes I hear you on the duvets, I had 7 brand new ones but I couldn’t get anyone to take them 🙁

  • Natural Beauty And Makeup

    February 11, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Yes, I am so ready for this 😁 I have already started collecting all my old stuff! A few I’d donate and the rest I’ll just throw away🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      It’s a very therapeutic action isn’t it? x

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