Spring Cleaning: Effective De-cluttering

Spring is now upon us and it’s time for a good clean out! Make the most of the improving weather and get the house looking spick and span in no time.

An important step during spring cleaning is getting rid of the clutter from your home, as this gives you more space to clean and replace items you have thrown out with new items.

Take some time over spring to go through your cupboards, garage and attic and sort through everything. You will be surprised at the amount of stuff you have, and when it comes to deciding what you want to keep, you may have to be a bit more ruthless than usual.


When going through your things, the most effective way to sort out where everything is going to go is by making piles, and this will help you visually observe where things are going to end up and what your next task will be.

When you are sorting these items out, you should typically divide them into three piles. These three piles should be:

  • Keep – this should be the smallest pile, and you should be able to justify why you are going to keep each item.
  • Donate – you will have items that are still functional, but that you no longer need or want. These items can be donated to charity or friends and family.
  • Trash – these are things that are no longer useable or are simply rubbish and can be thrown away. You should ensure that any recyclables are recycled appropriately.

Letting Go

When clearing out your clutter, it is natural to want to hold on to things that aren’t of any use to you anymore.

When you feel this way, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I need it?
  • Do I love it?
  • Will I use it?

If you do not honestly answer ‘yes’ to all of those questions, it should give you a good indication that it’s time to let the item go.


When you are having a clear out, you will need an appropriate sized skip on hand in order to dispose of any waste effectively and responsibly.

When you are putting your waste into the skip, ensure that you know what can and cannot be disposed of in this way. If you are unsure, our helpful guide should be able to advise you.

If you are planning a spring clear out and you require skip hire in Falkirk, Buchanan Skip Hire can help you with all your skip hire needs. For more information, contact us today by calling 01506 411141.

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