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Find the time you need to clean your house

Many people find it hard to organise their house and clean up a little due to the accumulation of things and belongings that fill their homes, year after year.

Although this is something that affects many people, it is not an excuse for excessive hoarding or becoming a modern Diogenes with a lot of junk in your home.

If you want to clean your house and free it up from belongings that you endlessly accumulate, you should follow these recommendations, so you don't get carried away by untidiness.

Below you will find some advice for people who are overwhelmed by the huge number of belongings they accumulate:

  • Classify: you need to differentiate between the things you don't use often and those that you never use because the latter are probably what are responsible for the lack of order in your house.

    Belongings that you don't use very often but that you might need in certain periods of the year are good candidates to be stored in storage units or furniture storage, whether rented or your own.

    Other things that you have bought at some time but haven't used for years are ideal for donating (depending on their condition) or to be thrown into the rubbish container.

  • Select: we often fill our homes up with so many things that in the end it's difficult to know which ones are useful and which ones are not. The best thing to do, once you have classified your belongings, is to select which are frequently used and which are occasionally used.

    Belongings that you often use should perhaps be placed in a priority section, because if they are everyday objects it's a good idea to find them a place in your house where you can reach them easily while keeping the house tidy.

  • Clean: Once you have done the difficult part, which is selecting and classifying, you come to the easy part: cleaning. You need to decide if the objects you use occasionally are going to go into rented storage and whether, among the objects you never use, there is anything with sentimental value. Instead of throwing these away, you could store them along with other objects that you don't use very often.