Start the year with a clean slate by removing clutter from the house and bringing in fresh ideas for home improvement projects. Having plenty of things around the house can hide its natural beauty or leave the owners blind to its real need. Sometimes people just assume that they need additional storage to make their homes look better but in reality they simply need to get rid of some old stuff. Here are some tips on how to turn a house inside out, remove the rubbish, and leave only what is essential.

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1. In with the new and out with the old. The Christmas Holidays has brought a lot of good cheer and presents for all the family members. This also means that there are more things to store in the house and less space for everyone. Organize your belongings and get rid of old items that are rarely used along with the spare items that you don’t need. You can have better use for them by donating it to charity or selling them off in a garage sale. Just think about the TV show Clean House.

2. Get into every nook and cranny of the house. Inspect every corner of the house and give it a thorough cleaning. This will prevent germ or bacteria build up in the house and also ensure that no pest will take permanent residence in the house. The inspection will also give you an idea on which areas of the house would need repairs, replacements, or an extra coat of paint.

3. Make it a family affair. Spring cleaning is a tedious and tiring task for anybody. Lighten up the load by involving every member of the family in the clean-up. You can set-up teams and assign family members in different areas of the house or make a contest out of it to make it more fun. This can be used as a bonding activity for the whole family.

After the clean up, you can gather the whole family and celebrate your clean house achievement. Then you can explore home improvement ideas together and choose your next home project as a family.

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