Does it take a lot to get you motivated to clean house? Would the possibility of saving money give you a good jump-start?
Some of us lose money because of junk and assorted clutter, others waste cash through home inefficiencies. Spring is the perfect time to start over. Here are three tips for doing so.
Assess your heating and cooling methods
The heating and cooling of your home can add up to a big expense. The weather is warming up, so consider investing in an energy-saving heater for next season while stores are offering closeout prices on winter items for the home.
Call in an expert to assess if your home's heating and cooling system needs an overhaul. The expert also can make sure your filters are clean. Don't forget to check your insulation, and make sure windows and door frames are not allowing the outside air to get inside.
Declutter your space
Are you paying extra fees to store your stuff? If so, use the warmer weather to go through any sheds, storage units or extra spaces that contain clutter that is costing you cash.
Even if you do not spend money on a storage unit, you may be purchasing plastic storage bins or other items to help store your clutter. Decluttering will give you a breath of fresh air and will give your space a new look without costing you anything.
Evaluate one room in your home
Everyone seems to have one room that causes them a headache. Usually, it's the laundry room, the office or the "junk room." Thinking we need to clean and tidy the entire house overwhelms many of us.
Instead, try to tackle the one room that causes you the most frustration. Take one day to declutter, and another day to reorganize furniture and get the dust bunnies lurking behind furniture.
In a weekend, you could feel much better just by cleaning one room instead of feeling frustrated that you could not clean the entire house.