Get Ready for The Holidays With Our Top 5 Decluttering Tips
The bin rental business is all about decluttering! We’ve delivered garbage bins across the York region, allowing homeowners to clean out their basements, attics, homes and garages.
With the holidays on the horizon, you may be hosting some family members for the first time in a long time. This may have you seeing your home with fresh eyes and start thinking that it is time to declutter to prepare for hosting and entertaining. We’re here to help. We’ve put together our top 5 tips to help you prepare for guests and have a clutter-free holiday season.
Tip #1: Get Started
This one can seem obvious, but tackling a cluttered space can be intimidating. You may be wondering where you can start.
The best place to start is wherever you can get a few small victories under your belt, building your momentum and confidence in your ability to declutter.
Bathrooms are a great place to start. They are smaller in size and it’s simple to make quick decisions about what you need. There are generally no sentimental items in the bathroom, and determining the things you don’t need (like expired medicine) are pretty straightforward.
If you are looking for other areas to win victories, you can try your cleaning supplies, junk drawers, or spice cabinet.
Regardless of where you start, stay focused on one area at a time.
Tip #2: Prepare for the Toys
A tree brimming with presents underneath is a welcome sight for kids but not so exciting when you remember that their toy bins are already overflowing. Before you add the new castle or superhero fortress to your home, take the time to declutter their toys before the holidays hit.
The most accessible place to begin is toys they have outgrown. Still have chew toys and rattles kicking around, even though your kids are long out of diapers? Say goodbye to them. These items are easy to donate or sell online.
Enlist the help of your kids; their buy-in may be crucial to making this process smoother. Explain to them that new toys are entering their life and you’ll need them to get rid of some. They may enjoy the process, and you may be surprised about what they are willing to part with.
If you have a child who is reluctant to get rid of toys, you can place some forgotten toys in a bin and store them in an attic or other storage space. If they forgot about them for months, perhaps it is time to let them go.
Tip #3: Declutter the Kitchen
If you are entertaining over the holidays, chances are you will be spending more time in the kitchen. Give yourself a cleaner canvas to work on by decluttering your space.
Start with the countertops. Preparing food is more manageable when appliances and other random items are not taking up your counter space.
Now it is time to tackle the food. Clean out your fridge and freezer. There are bound to be some expired sauce bottles taking up much-needed real estate.
Finally, it’s time to look through the cabinets and drawers for items you just don’t use anymore. Is that juicer or pasta maker been collecting dust for a few years? Maybe it’s time to donate it.
Tip #4: Declutter Your Linens
With guests coming over, you’re going to have to prepare some beds with fresh sheets and lay out clean towels. It is an excellent time to assess your linens. Look through table linens, bath towels, and bedding to determine what you no longer use and items that are irreparable.
Tip #5: Need a Rental Bin?
Are new appliances, furniture or other large items on your Christmas list? You may want to consider getting rid of the old items with the help of a rental bin.
We take care of the drop-off, pickup, and waste disposal for you—no need to borrow a pickup truck or wait in line at the dump. All you have to do is fill it.
If you are tackling a larger decluttering project before the holidays, renting a bin is simple.
More Questions? Talk To Us
New to rental bins and have some questions? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll guide you through the process and discuss the best solution for you.
Have a happy clutter-free holiday season!
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