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Spring Cleaning Tips: Cleaning Up Clutter

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 3:50pm.

This spring, you're likely spending a lot more time indoors due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If you've had your fill of binge watching your favorite shows and trying new recipes, you may be tempted to tackle some of the chores you've been putting off. If spring cleaning is on your to-do list, the easiest way to start is to manage the clutter. Here are five easy steps to control the clutter in your home. 

1. Donate Clothing. An easy way to choose what to donate and what to keep is to donate everything you haven't worn in the last year. There are several great organizations in Reno-Sparks to which you can donate clothing, and some will even come pick up donated items. 

2. 4-Box Method. Label four large boxes "Keep", "Donate", "Trash" and go through rooms or closets and every item is placed in one of the boxes. At the end, organize everything in the "Keep" box and the "Donate" box can be moved to the garage of other area out of mind until you can donate it. 

3. Enlist Help. De-cluttering can be a family chore, with kids being responsible for their own rooms. Encourage donation of toys, books, and clothes they don't use or play with anymore. 

4. Act Like a Visitor. It's easy to ignore the piles of bills or receipts on your counter because you see them every day. But if you walk in to your home, try to see it as a visitor. What clutter can be cleaned up, organized, or removed? 

5. One Room at a Time. It's easy to get overwhelmed if you try to organize the whole house in a weekend. Choose a room or closet at a time and start small. Maybe an organized linen closet or bathroom will give you the confidence to take on bigger projects like the garage.

If you find that your current home no longer fits your lifestyle, please reach out. Perhaps your family has grown or you'll be permanently working from home and you need more space. Maybe you'd like to downsize to home with less maintenance. Buyers are still looking for homes and with the limited inventory, it's a fantastic time to sell. Buyers can take advantage of the still historically low interest rates. Even with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nevada economy is still strong and housing is still in demand. Please let us know how we can help you with your real estate needs. 

 

 

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