Your Big Summer Clean

Traditionally, Spring is known as the time to have a big clean, but if you didn’t get chance or your house is just in desperate need of “round two” then this brief guide is here to help you through the process of a deep clean.

Interestingly, a lot of the time it’s not clear that your house is in desperate need of; it’s more akin to a process of decluttering, organization and getting rid of junk.  The process of cleaning, itself, is pretty simple and effortless - yet, when things are in a mess, the state of chaos can feel overwhelming to the point you don’t even know where to start.

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There have been many studies that link having a tidy home with a tidy mind; meaning, it is now scientifically proven that a cluttered house will contribute if not cause a cluttered mind.  

This is why it’s so important to keep on top of our homes… as the to-do list that for most people is overflowing, when it comes to home chores, can niggle away at you on a daily basis affecting your sense of self-esteem.

This article, therefore, provides a five-step plan to help you organize your summer clean:

STEP 1:  DE-CLUTTER

The all-important step of decluttering, which is at the base of this process, naturally leads to the next phase of ‘getting organized’.  The process of decluttering doesn’t have to be a cutthroat approach of throwing everything out. It can be as simple as putting items that you no longer need on a daily basis in a box, and storing this box in the attic.

Decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organized; for it’s almost impossible to be organized when there is clutter everywhere.  In fact, clutter has been known to create stress and even depression, particularly in people living in small or dark homes.

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STEP 2: GET ORGANISED

Your sense of emotional stability is closely linked to the feeling of stability you feel within your home life, and one of the key concepts within this area is that of having a sense of organization about life.  

Now that you’ve decluttered your home, the next step is to get organized - and whilst this might take a fair amount of time, the time investment will pay off, as it will make your life a lot easier and more efficient in the long term.

Within this phase you might want to consider looking at RTA Cabinet Supply, as one of the most significant areas to organize is your kitchen, and if you don’t currently have the right cabinets it can make your life very difficult.

STEP 3: GET RID OF JUNK

Removing the internal clutter from your house can take a significant amount of time and effort if you do it yourself.  In the alternative, you could pay someone else to do it, though if you want to save some money whilst getting it done fast, then you could hire a van for 24 hours in order to cart your rubbish away… and this way, you have an actual deadline, which can really improve productivity and efficiency.

STEP 4: CLEANSE

Cleaning your home can be cathartic as this process will cleanse the energy and emotion stored within your home, which can be a very soothing experience.