The arrival of grey skies and colder temperatures means that we’ll be spending more time inside our homes. It also means that the holidays are right around the corner, and you’ll probably be hosting friends and family at your house. You’ll need to clean, declutter, and organise your home, and the sooner you get started, the better it is for you. Here are some decluttering and organising tips to get you started.

Start small

Decluttering your entire house can be a daunting task. Trying to do it all at once will leave you overwhelmed and exhausted, so try tackling one room at a time. Further break the room into smaller sections such as the closet, the drawers and treat each section as a separate project. This will allow you to see what needs to be done and help you stay organised. Breaking a big project into smaller tasks will also help you check things off your to-do list quicker, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and more motivation to keep going.

Organise your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in your house, and with the holidays right around the corner, it’s going to get busier. Organising it before friends and family arrive will make it more manageable and much easier to clean. To get started, clean off the counters and return your kitchen to its usual state, then begin cleaning shelf by shelf, drawer by drawer. Organise everything and get rid of any unused appliances and utensils. Remember to also clean out your pantry and throw away all expired food items.

Purge your house of the clutter

Letting go of items can be hard for some of us. If you’re feeling stuck or having a hard time making decluttering decisions, ask yourself when you last used an item. If you come across something that hasn’t been used for the past six months to a year, then you probably don’t need it in your home. Get three boxes and separate your clutter into three piles; donate, recycle, and trash. Anything in good condition should be donated to a local charity.

Get a storage unit

A storage unit can help in a big way when decluttering your home, especially if you do not have enough storage space in your house. It provides extra space to store your documents, special mementoes, seasonal décor and clothes, and any other items you wish to keep. Instead of stacking them in crowded garages and closets, keep them safe in a storage unit. If you are looking for a safe and reliable self-storage unit, Safestore has forty seven storage facilities all across London.