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Decluttering made easy: Tips for tidying


How to tidy up successfully

Old clothes in the attic, the broken bicycle in the cellar, or boxes with discarded toys in the storage room - over the years, many things accumulate at home. If you are planning a move, a household clearance, or simply want to tidy up your home, there is a lot of work to be done. If you are planning to declutter your house or apartment, here are a few tips to make the effort easier.


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The best time to declutter is now

The autumn and winter seasons are ideal if you want to declutter your home, clean out the basement and clear out the attic. The weather makes people prefer to stay indoors, so a decluttering campaign is an ideal project for the cold season. Whether you tidy your home within several days or do the cleanup in stages over months, such as on the weekend or after work, is entirely up to you.

Keep or toss? Minimalism in trend

Decluttering and minimalism - these are two terms that keep popping up together. More and more people are deciding to focus on what they need most and want to get rid of ballast. Decluttering has been proven to liberate. The important thing is to identify what is necessary and what you can do without. For example, clothes that you haven't worn in at least two years can be safely disposed of or, if they are still in good condition, put in the used clothing collection. Also in the kitchen as well as in various drawers you can often find some things that you can get rid of when cleaning up.

A neat, tidy home makes for a greater sense of well-being.

Professional decluttering

To clear out a house or apartment, you need to allow for a lot of time. If you want to save yourself this effort, you can order a professional disposal service to clear out your apartment or cellar. Such companies usually quote a flat rate, which they determine after an on-site inspection. The survey is usually free of charge and without obligation. Prices vary, so it makes sense to contact several decluttering companies in your area and compare prices. On average, a single-family house costs about 3,000 euros, and you can calculate between 1,000 and 1,500 euros for a small apartment. The costs also depend on the scope. Should the declutterers only clean out the basement or clear out an entire apartment and declutter the garden? Depending on how much work is involved, the prices will rise. You will discuss this in advance and will be given a clearly quantified amount.

The best tips for tidying up

Tidying up is not necessarily one of the most popular tasks. Therefore, it is not uncommon to put off decluttering. This can lead to the chaos in one's home eventually becoming so big that one does not even know where to start. This is where a structured approach is key. First, take on one area, for example, the closet or the overflowing drawers. If the room is already completely cluttered, such as a storage closet or the attic, make sure you have enough surface area to work with beforehand and clear the floor. Always take a step-by-step, room-by-room approach to clearing out. It can also be helpful to bring in a consultant to look at the situation with an independent eye. This does not necessarily have to be an expert in organization; a friend or family member can also provide an unbiased impression here. In general, decluttering is a lot more fun when you do it in pairs. This way you will get ahead faster and complement each other.

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Written by:

Stefanie Aust, Guest Writer

Stefanie loves to put complex topics from the real estate world into understandable and inspiring words. Whether it's about the right financing, choosing the right type of flat, or a successful property search: Stefanie is happy to inform you.

Immowelt-Partner EVERESTATE GmbH

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