As you’re working your way through your home this spring to clean, be observant as to what items in each room you haven’t used in a while. If you find certain rooms are becoming cluttered, consider putting items aside for a garage sale or just to give away to charity (remember to keep a record for tax purposes anytime you donate items). It might even be a good idea to take a trash bag around with you to dispose of any items that are not worthy of selling or even giving away.
Any items you wish to keep, consider a better way of storing them. Should they be in a closet hidden and/or should you purchase some shelves/bins to store them? There are so many different storage options available nowadays that you can literally store just about anything conveniently. If you use bins for storage (unless they are clear), it’s a good idea to label the bins so you can remember what the contents is.
Have fun this spring, don’t just clean – Get Organized!!
First off, you should have separate places to put paper (such as recycle, shred, bills, checks, etc.). These places can be bins, tubs, folders or trays, whatever storage method works for you. When you get the mail each day, go through it right away. Sort each item into it's appropriate place. If you stay on top of it on a daily basis, it won't become so cumbersome in the long run. If you get the newspaper or neighborhood papers, once you have read them, they can be recycled. There are plenty of places to dispose of your recycled paper around the city.