My name is Harry and I own a cleaning business, Main Cleaners, across the big pond- in London. My clients are constantly complaining about how busy they are and how messy their homes are. As a business owner and busy mom myself, I completely relate to my clients and the struggles that come with keeping a tidy home. We are all busy and live busy lives, which means we don’t have time for cleaning and organizing. As such, we usually don’t bother ourselves to make daily small clean ups, our home gets messy in a very small period of time. We rarely put the things back in their rightful place or throw away any unnecessary stuff. In one moment, the situation goes out of control and we are fully aware that it’s finally time to put some efforts and de-clutter our home.
Here are the top three clutter spots in every house and my advice on how to clean them:
When it comes to the most cluttered areas in our home, this is the indisputable leader. We store here everything we don’t need or plan to throw away one day. We also leave at the entryway all the items we bring home with us – shopping brochures, an umbrella, a gym bag, a basketball and maybe even a bicycle. If you are fed up with seeing this crazy mess every time you arrive home, get down to work and clean it.
Before you start, get rid of absolutely all unnecessary items: old mail, magazines or empty packages. When you are ready return everything in its place. Hang the jackets on the coat rack, put the umbrellas in the rack and arrange the shoes in a boat tray. Take the garden tools you haven’t touched this season to the basement. Now your entryway looks more spacious and cozy again.
2. The kitchen pantry
Many of us have a good stock of food products in the kitchen. We keep so many items in the cabinets and this often prevents us from finding what we are searching for. Sometimes we even forget what is in the cabinet and the risk of purchasing something we already have, is very big. If you are an impulsive buyer, rearranging the kitchen pantry won’t be enough to eliminate the mess in there. You better spend some time and inspect every product or package in your kitchen cabinets.
Check the expiration date and throw away all expired products. This will help you see how many unnecessary things you were storing for months and see if you have bought one and the same product a couple of times. Next time when you are shopping, you won’t take anything that you already have or that you don’t need. Once you are ready with the inspection, group similar products together and rearrange the pantry in a convenient for you way.
3. The bathroom
Being one of the most frequently used rooms in every home, the bathroom also needs to be de-cluttered from time to time. All bathroom cabinets contain products that nobody uses. Be honest with yourself and get rid of everything that doesn’t serve you. Keeping grooming products you don’t need will only contribute to the chaos in the bathroom. When you finish with the cabinets, look around for empty cosmetic containers, shampoo bottles, soap packages and other trash. You will be surprised how many of them you will find. If there are any other things on the counter top, except for the toothbrush holder and the soap container, Pro Cleaners Clapham advises to put them in the cabinet. Wipe any glass and mirrored surfaces and mop the floor.
These are the top three clutter spots in every home. When you are fed up with living in a chaos use these ideas and you will be able to de-clutter them in no time.
How do you de-clutter the top spots in your home? Share your tips and tricks with us!
Harriett is a guest author based in London, she owns a small cleaning business, Main Cleaners – Professional Cleaners Clapham, that takes most of her time. But family is the first priority in her life and any other duty – second. She also loves to write and do DIY projects with her kids.