4 Healthy Ways to Get More Organized & Declutter this Month
While spring is the most popular time for cleaning up and decluttering your home, why not try your hand at winter cleaning too? After all, February is Declutter for a Cause Month — encouraging folks to clear out their homes and office spaces while donating unused items to a charity.
This month on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing four healthy ways to get more organized with less clutter. And we’re covering everything from your workspace to kitchen cabinets — all for a good cause!
4 Areas in Your Home to Declutter (For a Cause)
Declutter Your Workspace
If your workspace is full of clutter, it could be getting in the way of your productivity! Take some time this month to thoroughly clean your deskspace, organize your office supplies and paperwork, and clear out your inbox (yes, we’re talking about those hundreds of unread emails). As a bonus, you can donate your unwanted office supplies to Goodwill.
In honor of National Time Management Month, February is also a perfect time to organize your schedule and get clear on your goals. Consider investing in a new planner or digital scheduling app to help better manage your day.
Declutter Your Closet
When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? Yes, we’re talking about the way-too-small pair of jeans and sweater hanging up that you haven’t worn in three years. If this sounds familiar, it’s time for a little closet makeover. Clear out anything that doesn’t fit or you no longer wear in order to make room for new feel-good items.
Best of all, you can find a new home for them by donating your clothes! Nonprofit organizations such as One Warm Coat collect gently worn clothes for those in need.
Declutter Your Kitchen
From pots and pans to a pantry overflowing with canned food, kitchens are notorious for collecting clutter. Carve out some time to clean out your fridge and pantry, organize cabinets, and straighten out drawers and shelves — one by one! Toss expired food and put aside any unwanted non-perishable food items — such as peanut butter, canned soup and pasta— which can be donated to your local Food Bank.
Declutter Your Home Environment
Last but not least, take stock on the overall vibe of your home. You want to ensure your home environment feels inviting, comfortable and clutter-free. After all, according to a Feng Shui expert, you’ll never feel fully settled or comfortable in your space when there’s an excess of clutter hanging around. Here are some simple ways to Feng Shui your home this winter!
Once you clear out anything that feels like clutter, give it a new home by donating it to an organization like Habitat for Humanity. Habitat ReStores collects new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares and more — with proceeds helping communities thrive.