Diving into your spring cleaning is necessary to remove all the items that no longer serve a purpose in your home. While we encourage you to deep clean and ditch as much as possible, there are a few valuables that you should hold onto for a little longer. Read on to find out what shouldn’t be a part of your spring cleaning purge.
Trying to decide which items to keep and which to get rid of can be difficult. When it comes to truly unique items, you should keep them as they can’t be replaced. Items that fall into this category include things like one of a kind pieces, limited edition items, handmade art or anything with sentimental value.
Keep your truly unique items as it’s likely they can’t be replaced. Ensure that anything with value, either monetarily or emotionally, is kept somewhere safe. If you simply don’t have the space or are ready to part with these pieces, consider selling or gifting them to someone else who will appreciate them.
There are two things history has taught us about trends: eventually, they come back in style and vintage items can be worth more in the future. When taking into consideration these two factors, you want to be careful with which items you choose to part ways with. Try rearranging vintage furniture in different rooms, mixing and matching pieces to create an eclectic look. If the pieces are no longer useful, tuck them away in storage. You never know when the demand for vintage rugs will be high and you’ll have your now-trendy-again items ready to roll.
Dual functioned objects definitely deserve a second look before hitting the trash or donation bin. A storage bench is an item that can be transformed to provide many purposes. This piece of furniture is very versatile and should not be thrown out without attempting an upgrade or change of scenery. If it no longer suits the room it is in, try painting it, changing the fabric, or moving it to a different area. Keep the pieces you can repurpose and challenge yourself to make them work in a new and creative way.
Lastly, you want to hold onto items that are still usable and in good condition. Do not get a new lawnmower just because you think the new models look better, they probably provide the same functions. Be practical, stick with what is working, and unless something is broken or dangerous, keep it. You do not need to get rid of appliances or electronics if they are still fully functional. Try updating your TV system or providing a good clean to your microwave before buying a new one.
Cleaning out your space is refreshing and most of the time, much needed. Try not to go overboard and take a step back to think about what items are still of value and provide a purpose. By not throwing away one-of-a-kind, vintage, possible to repurpose and still in good condition items, you will save yourself money and time in the long run.