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Though spring cleaning is often most associated with bleach and glass cleaner, scrubbing and dusting, many also use the time to declutter their homes of items they no longer use. While the task can seem overwhelming, a room by room spring cleaning checklist can make the decluttering process much more manageable.
This checklist is designed to help you break your decluttering process into bite size chunks. Completing each room before moving on to the next will give you a motivating sense of accomplishment at multiple stages during the decluttering process.
The three box method
The three box method is a great way to organize your decluttering process. As you go from room to room, take three boxes or large containers labeled “Donate,” “Keep” and “Trash/Recycle.” For larger items, place sticky notes labeled with the same three categories. Removing all items in every room and sorting them into boxes also presents a fantastic time to tackle a thorough deep clean of your house.
Benefit your community
In addition to providing you with a clean and organized home, we see indirect benefits of spring cleaning at Habitat for Humanity ReStores every day from those boxes marked “Donate.” When those donated items are sold, someone in your community gets to give your item a second life for a great price. An even further benefit is that the proceeds from the sale go towards helping a family build affordable, decent housing.
We’ve also provided a partial list of items accepted at the ReStore for each room to help you know what items from your home can be donated. Print out an abbreviated version of the Declutter spring cleaning checklist PDF to take with you from room to room.
Declutter: A simple spring cleaning checklist for every room
Bedroom items accepted
Kitchen items accepted
- Other appliances
Living room items accepted
Other items accepted by the ReStore
- Light Fixtures
- Building Materials
For ReStore contact information, directions or hours of operation click here.
We believe that home is the foundation for our lives, and it should provide an atmosphere of contentment and calm where individuals can thrive. Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home.
Yet for many families in the United States, the concept of home seems out of reach. Often, this is a result of families living in inadequate conditions or paying rent beyond their means. Home has become a place families need to escape from, rather than escape to.
When we join together to provide access to decent housing opportunities, the effects can be felt across entire communities. After all, it takes a thriving community of people to build thriving neighborhoods. You are touching the lives of real people working toward strength, stability and self-reliance.
Throughout the month of April, Habitat will be highlighting the need for affordable housing and raise funds to make lasting change in our community. Your donation today will help us to unlock the future for local families in our community.
How Can You Get Involved?
- Click Here to Donate Now – Your donation today will help us to unlock the future for families in your community.
- Use the #HomeIsTheKey. Join us on social media and together spread the importance of affordable housing.
- Shop at the ReStore and donate at the register – your donation will be displayed in the store.
Habitat for Humanity is a proud member of the Park City Chamber of Commerce, and was thrilled to host our first Chamber “Business After Hours” event last Tuesday at our ReStore. Not only did Chamber members have a chance to network over great drinks and hors d’oeuvres, they also enjoyed a private shopping experience. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and to the Chamber staff for all they do to support local businesses. Learn more about the Park City Chamber of Commerce.
Habitat for Humanity Visits Utah Film Studios and Sundance Institute
An unlikely partnership has developed between Utah Film Studios and Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties. Many materials that are used on their local film sets are purchased right here from the Park City ReStore, providing low-cost options for the creation of authentic movie sets. Then, after filming concludes, production companies will donate set materials, furniture and appliances used during the shoots, keeping them out of local landfills. It’s a win-win for the entire community.
Habitat staff was lucky to have the opportunity to tour Utah Film Studios during the Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to the Utah Film Studios and Sundance Institute for the unique opportunity, and for your continued support that helps families right here in Summit and Wasatch Counties.
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