It’s that time of year - a week before Christmas :)
It’s a big week, with school finishing for the year, Christmas parties to go to, last minute shopping, and getting the house ready for visitors, all taking up your spare time.
It’s also the time of year parents start thinking (and panicking!) about all the new stuff that will be coming into the house. Christmas is a beautiful time of year, a time for friends and family, a time for giving - and in most households, all that giving means lots of new toys, gadgets & other presents.. and nowhere to put them all!
This year, think about avoiding that extra stress by freeing your home of all the extras you don’t need. No doubt you’ll be needing some extra space in almost every room of the house, so why not do some decluttering!
It’s a lot easier than you think! Just keep it simple - pick a couple of rooms each day over the next week, spend 20 minutes in each room with a big rubbish bag grabbing everything you see that’s worn out, broken or missing pieces - and throw it away.
Even throwing it all away doesn't have to be complicated - these days you can order skip bins online - including skip bags, which in most cases you don’t need to pay council fees for. They even take care of recycling and shredding which will make your job way easier.
What if I have trouble throwing things away? Good point. It’s not always easy to let things go, but remember to keep it as simple as possible - if it’s worn out, broken or missing pieces, it’s most likely not being used or valued anyway. It’s become clutter, and it’s taking up space that you’ll be needing a week from now.
Once you've cleared out the rubbish, you’re free to do another lap of the house and put things aside to donate! If you’d like some tips on how to part with your belongings easily when donating, let me know in the comments below and I’ll put a handy How To post together for you.
- This post is proudly sponsored and top image supplied by skipbinsonline.com.au