Wednesday, 19 March 2008

TIPS - Spring Cleaning the Easy Way

messy room needs spring cleanPhoto Credit: nguyendm on

A good clear out can do wonders for your mood, not to mention your home. I try and set aside time every 4-8 weeks to have a clear out. It enables you to get rid of the clutter you don't need, and can also help to remind you of those things you are already meant to have paying that credit card bill!

Clothes and clutter...

1 - Sell
Try websites like ebay, bigwardrobe and playtrade.

2 - Donate
If it isn't worth much, donate to your preferred charity, they will be more than happy to take it.

3 - Recycle
If it is broken or full of holes then throw it out, or if you can then recycle it. Try your local freecycle network to find a good home for your unwanted goods.


1 - Save
Get important documents in order with some sort of filing cabinet, or expanding file.

2 - Shred
Make sure to destroy anything of a sensitive nature, no one wants their identity stolen.

3 - Recycle
Give magazines to friends or waiting rooms at dentists and doctors. Otherwise get the local recycling team to pick it up with your collection.

*If there are things you don't like to throw away because they hold memories, then how about making a scrapbook. It will be fascinating for those who stumble across it in years to come. It is fine to hold on to things, but do it for the right reasons and keep things you don't need to hand out of sight.

  • If it's broken, you probably will never fix it. Throw it away, or give it to someone who will fix it.
  • If it is the wrong size, chances are it always will be. Sell it and buy something else that fits.

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