Boost your wellbeing by cleaning out those metaphorical cobwebs

Did you know that a good clean out of your home can do wonders for your wellbeing? This is because getting rid of clutter and excess possessions can help reduce your stress and anxiety. When your living space is cluttered and messy, it can be overwhelming and make it difficult to relax. Therefore, when you declutter your space, you can create a more peaceful and organised environment.

Do you want to take advantage of the summer weather for a good clean out? But do you get a little overwhelmed just thinking about a clean up? If so, here are some tips on how to prepare for, and complete a successful cleanse.

Plan ahead

Start by making a plan. The best way to start is to set aside a specific time to do the cleaning. This will hopefully prevent you from putting it off. It will also get you think about how much time you need to go through each area in your home. Next, create a list of tasks to help you stay organised and focused. Include actions like sorting and separating your belongings, deciding what you will sell, donate or throw out, and then cleaning up afterwards.

Keep it, sell it, recycle it, or throw it?

Don’t you hate how hard it can be deciding what to get rid of? A common approach is to use the “one year rule”. If you haven’t used something in the last year, or if it doesn’t have sentimental value, get rid of it. Alternatively, ask yourself whether each item brings you happiness or serves a purpose. If the answer is no, then it may be time for you to let it go. It is also worth considering the space and resources you have available. If you’re running out of storage space or are overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have, it may be time to let go of some items.

Now that you’ve decided that it’s time to get rid of something, it’s time to decide whether to sell it, donate it or throw it out. Start by considering the condition of the item. If it’s in good condition and could be used by someone else, it could be sold or donated. Otherwise, if the item is broken, damaged, or otherwise not in good condition, it may be better to throw it away.

If you think someone else might want it, deciding on whether to sell or donate depends on a few factors. First of all, do you think someone else will be willing to pay for the item? If you do a quick search on Gumtree or Facebook Market Place, you should find out pretty quickly. It’s also important to decide whether you are willing to take the time to sell the goods. This can sometimes be a long and frustrating process, and you need to decide if it’s worth your time. If not, or if you’re just feeling charitable, it may make sense to donate the item to a local charity.


Now you should have a good idea of what’s required to plan for a good clean out. When you break it down like this, it’s not that hard to give your life a cleanse, and boost your wellbeing at the same time. So, if you’re ready to take the next step, then give us call, or you can make a booking directly online. We’ll bring the bin to you, and then take the rubbish away. This will leave you with more time for sorting and cleaning, and get that bounce back in your step more quickly.

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