Spring cleaning fever is here again, and homeowners across the country are discovering new and innovative ways to make this annual task easier than ever. Clearing away months (or years, for many people) of clutter can be a daunting task if you are unprepared and ill-equipped to handle the job.
A lot of individuals lose all their early morning motivation by the end of the first day, all because they never started with a solid plan of attack. To help keep your eyes on the prize- in this case that means waking up to a house free from debris- here are some tried and true methods for eradicating the clutter once and for all!
Skip the Standard Routine: Getting Serious About Spring Cleaning
- Put an end to the debris with eBay
- Craigslist can cure your clutter woes, too
- Reuse and repurpose
The bidding site has been around since the dawn of the Internet, and despite undergoing many changes over the years, it continues to be one of the best places to buy and sell used items.
If you are trying to score a few dollars on some old collectibles or heirlooms, the Internet definitely beats the traditional garage or yard sale route. Within minutes, a network of people around the globe will have access to your listing, so the chances are high that someone will buy.
Another treasured favorite, the famous classifieds site is visited by millions each day. Since most towns have a dedicated Craigslist section, you should have no problem selling to someone in your local area. This is an excellent addition to your clutter-ridding arsenal, and the best part of all is it’s free!
Who said you have to throw those old books in the trash? A quick glance at sites like Pinterest and Etsy demonstrate the many creative ideas people come up with. Put your repurposing skills to the test and impress your friends!
If you think about it, discarding clothes and other personal possessions in the garbage is a complete waste. Somewhere, there is a stranger that could use what you no longer want or need. Donating is one of the most selfless and meaningful acts a person can perform. Many companies will even go so far as to pick the items up at your doorstep, so you really do not have an excuse!
Taking the steps above will make your next spring cleaning project far more enjoyable and rewarding. Before you know it, your home will be organized and look brand new!Written June 29, 2015 by