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4 Ways to Control Clutter in Your Home

by Resto Pros on August 31, 2018

control clutter in your home

How many times have you left something uncleaned or messy in your home, thinking “I’ll worry about it tomorrow”? But when tomorrow comes, that same phrase is repeated, and eventually you’ve sort of put yourself in an endless cycle. This has happened to almost everyone, especially when their focus is cluttered by work or school.

While RestoPros understands that Dallas/Ft. Worth homeowners may not have all the time in the world to deep-clean their homes, we do recommend practicing proactive cleanliness. Cluttered homes only get dirtier as time progresses, and they can eventually be victim to mold growth if they go unmanaged.

We have detailed 4 tips to control clutter in your Dallas/Ft. Worth home.

1. Have Specific Locations for Each Item

Organization is one of the key solutions for a messy home. Creating designated spaces for important documents, office supplies, tools, cables, and other items makes finding items easier. This also helps prevent clutter in your home.

2. Donate Items You No Longer Use or Want

Don’t hold onto items, thinking they’ll be of some use later. If you haven’t used it in three months to a year, it’s time for it to go. Consider selling these items, giving them away to friends or family, or donating them.

Donating valuables such as clothes, blankets, pillows, movies, video games, canned food, or even electronics can be a great way to both give to those in need and reduce clutter in your home. Additionally, donating is easy to do. Just find local center that accepts your valuables.

3. Clean Messes as Soon as They Occur

Right now, your first habit when a mess is made might be to put cleaning off until later. Create a new habit: Clean the mess as soon as it’s made. Cleaning the mess in that moment may seem draining, but it creates less trouble for you in the long-run.

The longer you wait to clean a mess, the worse it can become. A simple dirty dish can lead to a pile-up in the sink, which may take several hours to clean if you’re doing it by hand. Save time and create a cleaner living space with this new habit.

4. Minimize Paper Usage

A few small piles of paper can turn into stacks upon stacks of unorganized documents if you’re not careful.

We recommend minimizing your paper usage as much as possible to help avoid clutter. This can be done by switching to digital filing for most situations that require paper, such as receipts, monthly newsletters, bank statements, and other documents.

Help reduce clutter in your Dallas/Ft. Worth home by following these tips! And if you’ve discovered any instance of mold while removing clutter, contact RestoPros for our mold remediation services. Give us a call at 855-587-3786 to schedule an appointment and get started.

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