Jasmine Birtles interview professional organiser Ingrid Jansen, President of the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO) to find out her expert advice on how to declutter your garage and your loft.
VIDEO: WATCH HER EXPERT ADVICE FROM LAST YEAR’S CLEAR YOUR CLUTTER CAMPAIGN
I would like to share with you my three top tips on how to declutter your garage or your loft.
Step 1 – Carve out some time:
First of all my advice would be to carve out a day, a whole weekend or maybe even 2 weekends. Normally my advice would be to take just two or three hours but when you tackle a big project like this is better to be safe than sorry and schedule a whole day into your diary to do it.
Step 2 – Enlist Some Help:
Secondly enlist some help from a friend, a partner, a best mate, perhaps even a professional organiser. Its a big project and every extra pair of hands will help.
Step 3 – Plan Your Exit Strategy:
Lastly decide in advance where your stuff is going. Do you need to hire a man with a van? Do you need to order a skip? Do you need to get hold of some extra boxes to use to take things to the tip? You want to have all of these things sorted before you start your project and then you’re ready to go.
Lets clear the clutter!