New year, new you – January is the perfect time of year to declutter! It will help provide a new focus and is also good for the mind, happiness, and overall mental well-being. Preparing a checklist and rota for household tasks is a good way of keeping track of everything that needs to be done.
Declutter and de-stress cleaning calendar
While we typically have the motivation to declutter in January, it can also feel like a mammoth task and very overwhelming. So a great idea is to find some of the best methods of decluttering that will work for you. Some people prefer to declutter in one go, perhaps tackling one room at a time. Others may prefer shorter bursts of decluttering where there isn’t one main focus. The end goal is to have an organised, tidy, and clean home, and there is no time like January to be getting on with it.
Once you have begun the decluttering process, you can start to clean your home as you do it. Check out Dr. Beckmann’s product range to help spruce up your homes in 2022 here: www.dr-beckmann.co.uk. Here are some of the methods for decluttering that you might want to try.
Five minute decluttering
We are all busy, and January is an overwhelming month as it is. But you could commit to five minutes each day. Set a timer, grab a bag or box, and then go around your home and declutter the things you don’t want or need. You could even have a focus for your five minutes such as things you can recycle one day, things you can sell or donate the next.
The 30-day decluttering challenge
This is a great method to commit to and by the end of it sees you decluttering over 400 things from your home. Day 1 means you get rid of one thing from home your home, day 2 means two things, and so on. Each day you commit to the number of things you will declutter from your home.
The Kon-Mari method
The Kon-Mari method is arguably one of the most common methods of decluttering and the most well-known. It focuses more on what you want to keep, than what you want to get rid of. For example, if you are decluttering your wardrobes you would put every item of clothing on your bed, and decide which ones you love and want to keep. The rest will be recycled, sold, or donated. It works for every aspect of your home and is easy to keep up with.
Using four boxes
Another great method to try would be using four boxes. It is simple and effective to help you decide what to do with the things you no longer want in your home. One box will be to keep, one box to donate, one box to recycle and one box to sell. As you go around your home or work through cupboards and drawers, you can add the items to each box. Then work through the boxes such as adding the items in the keep box back to where they belong in your home.
Pack up your entire home
This is by far the most extreme option to choose and is a great option if you are about to move home. However, if you are prepared to commit to it, you could do this in your home right now. Pack up your entire home into boxes aside from the big pieces of furniture. Then as you unpack boxes only take out what you need. After three months, if you still have things in your boxes then they are the things to declutter. You might be surprised by what you actually use and need in your life, and it gives you the opportunity to find homes and reorganise your home how you want it to be.
The slow progress method
If you are a bit of a slow starter, and you are not in any mad rush to declutter your home, then one thing each day could be the slow progress method you are looking for. It is easy to commit to one thing each day and enables you to continue to work through your home at a pace that suits you.
On the 12-month cleaning calendar, Dr. Beckmann spokesperson, Susan Fermor said: “Getting your homes straight can be a mammoth task, so following the 12-month cleaning calendar will help people plan and organise their cleaning schedule month by month, ensuring your humble abode stays spick and span all year round.”
Check out Dr. Beckmann’s product range to help spruce up your homes in 2022 here: www.dr-beckmann.co.uk