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Home cleanout, Home improvement

How to Keep Your Home Organized During Social Distancing

2020-06-05T06:49:36

In doing your part to flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19, you're probably spending pretty much all day at home. Though these are tough times, there are still plenty of positives. From spending more time with your family to getting a chance to try out some new hobbies, there are certainly benefits to being home more often. No matter how you spend your days, having a clean and organized house will help you feel better, especially if your home is now doubling as an office. Here are some tips for making this situation a little more comfortable.

Designate Areas for Work

It can be easy to blur the lines between a workspace and your living space. You should try designating a specific location or area to be your office if you don't already have one in your home. Some ideas include:

  • A spare bedroom: If you have one, move a table or desk into this room and set it up as your home office.
  • Dining room table or a desk: Try to avoid lounging on the couch all day. Working at a table can help with your posture and keep you motivated.
  • A table in your yard: If you have tables in your backyard, consider working outside on warm days for some fresh air and sunlight.

No matter where you are, picking one or two areas as designated workspaces can help you reduce clutter. You should also store the materials you'll need nearby to avoid having to go back and forth to get supplies. You can even use a closet, cupboard, or a box as your temporary supply cabinet. Having a seperate area for work can help you be more productive by making you feel more like you're at the office.

Clear Out Clutter

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Regardless of your work situation, this is an excellent opportunity to clean and get rid of items you don't need. It's time to clear out that closet, spare bedroom, or attic you use to hide your clutter. It's easy to set aside old toys, shoes, or videotapes and say that you'll get rid of them later. Since you probably have some extra free time, today's the day to finally donate or throw away items that you don't use anymore. Instead of tackling it all at once, start by giving yourself one hour to get started. It can be helpful to divide everything into three categories: items to keep, throw away, and donate. You can rent a dumpster to have a large amount of trash picked up instead of relying on your local trash service. Though you may not be able to drop off donations for a while, you can keep these bags in your garage until things are back to normal. After this first hour of cleaning, take a break and think about what you'll need to finish the job. Getting started tends to be the hardest part, so being in the right mindset will help motivate you to keep going. Either way, setting a time limit for the first portion of cleaning will let you see how much progress you've made in a short period of time. Breaking up a difficult task into several smaller tasks will make it seem less daunting.

Spring Cleaning

Being home so often means that having a clean house may have a larger impact on your mood and wellbeing. You can spruce things up with some thorough spring cleaning. Doing the following will leave each area of your home looking and smelling clean:

  • Sanitize your bathroom: You'll need a little elbow frease to clean hard-to-reach areas under the toilet and around the vanity. You should also clean your shower or tub and consider getting a new shower curtin if your current one has any mold of mildew.
  • Mop and vacuum your floors: This a good time to give your floors a deep cleaning. Floors, rugs, and carpets can get grimy from food spills, dirty shoes, and day-to-day living.
  • Clean your windows: If you haven't cleaned your windows, especially the exterior, you'll be surprised by how much clearer they look and how much more light they let in.
  • Clean and sanitize your kitchen: Much like your bathroom, your kitchen can house plenty of grime that you don't notice. Wipe down your counters and cabinets, scrub the stovetops and sinks, and clean out your refrigerator. While you're cleaning the fridge, you should also throw out expired condiments and leftovers.

Living in a clean and organized home is always a plus, especially now that we're spending more time indoors during social distancing. Bin There Dump That is here to help make this process easier by hauling away the items you throw away. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep our clients and staff safe and healthy. If you're ready to make your home more organized, find a location near you to rent a dumpster.

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