Spring cleaning challenge: 3 steps for decluttering your space

Spring cleaning challenge: 3 steps for decluttering your space

If you’ve been vigorously cleaning your home this past week, you’re not alone. Many homeowners do an annual spring cleaning to refresh their space and get ready for the new season. While spring cleaning usually involves dusting off all those hard to reach surfaces that one tends to skip over, it’s also about getting organized. Over the years, we tend to collect more and more stuff, but rarely do we throw anything out. Well, now is the perfect time to declutter your space and get rid of the junk that’s been causing you stress. Here’s what to do.

Spring cleaning challenge: 3 steps for decluttering your space

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1. Identify common clutter zones

Where do you keep your clutter? Common places include closets, drawers and cupboards, but you might identify other areas specific to your home. Go room to room and determine which areas that can be sorted and organized. For example, if you haven’t gotten rid of any clothes in years, you should sort through all of the closets and drawers that hold your wardrobe. In the kitchen, it’s a good idea to organize the refrigerator and kitchen pantry.

Spring cleaning challenge: 3 steps for decluttering your space

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2. Sort out what should be kept, thrown out, donated or sold

Sometimes it’s obvious what you should throw out – like that expired ketchup bottle in the fridge. Other times you’ll have to spend time considering what the best option is. If you’re struggling to part with an item, such as a board game or a blender, ask yourself, “When is the last time I actually used this?” Can’t remember? Then it might be time to get rid of it. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling your things, then donating is always a good option. Unless of course you’re dealing with broken items – then just throw them out.

3. Just get rid of it!

Don’t let piles of bags accumulate in your home. That defeats the purpose of decluttering! Take action right away, because the sooner you get all of your stuff donated, sold or thrown out, the sooner you can finally live and relax in an organized and clutter-free zone.

By Wendy Weinert

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY — BELLACOR’S DONATION TO HELP FAMILIES LIVE BETTER

Giving back to the local community helps others to live a better life.

DonationPic3Bellacor is especially proud of its community involvement programs.  In collaboration with the local non-profit charity organization Bridging, Bellacor has played a critical role in helping improve the lives of many by providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bellacor also has partnered with the local chapter of Restore, part of Habitat for Humanities to build and repair houses using donations.  The houses are then allowed to be purchased through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans.

DonationPic1Tim Preiner, Warehouse Supervisor of Bellacor, is preparing the next shipment of Bellacor’s donations to Bridging and Restore. This shipment will include chairs, lamps, chandeliers, cabinet hardware, construction material, and other household goods.  “We donate furniture and construction materials which cannot be resold but are still in very good condition,” Preiner said.  As an example, with a set of two new chairs, one of the chairs is broken. “Since we cannot resell the whole set, we just donate the chair that is still in perfect condition.” Bellacor also donates old stock items and products from vendors who discontinued their partnerships with Bellacor.

Bellacor has shipped its generous product donations to Bridging and Restore every month this year.  Over 290 products have been shipped with a total value of more than $32,000. In May, Bellacor made the largest donation of the year so far sending Donation 8Bridging and Restore 67 products valued approximate $10,000. The average value of each product in the donation was $143 for Bridging and $86.35 for Restore. Nothing pleases Bellacor more than knowing that its contributions are helping support people struggling for a better life.

It is Bellacor’s mission with it’s non-profit affiliations to create opportunities so that underprivileged members of the community can have a better life. We consider it our social responsibility to make a positive impact in the community in which we work, live, and serve.

Bellacor has been the leading online retailer of lighting and home décor products since Donation 72000 and is a leading source for lighting and home furnishings on the web. The Bellacor collection includes 500,000+ items from 800+ trusted brands. Bellacor offers free shipping on orders over $75, price-matching (some exceptions apply) and exceptional customer service.  Bellacor is an Internet Retailer Top 500 Company.