Spring Cleaning in Missouri: Getting Rid of the Clutter

By |2018-03-19T14:24:39-05:00March 16, 2018 2:23 pm|Local News|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV) Spring officially starts next week and that means many people across Missouri are starting to get into the mood to do some seasonal cleaning.

With a few simple tips, the process doesn’t need to be so daunting.

Professional organizer Amelia Hatcher says for most people, it just isn’t realistic to maintain a home in perfect order every day, but they can focus on clearing out the clutter.

“Clutter is anything that causes frustration, anxiety or chaos in your life.  It completely drains you of your energy.  It could be the pile of paper on your desk. It could be the pile of laundry. It could be your dumping ground like your kitchen table, and it just completely causes stress.”

Amelia the Clutter Queen also recommends only cleaning and organizing one area at a time, so as not to become overwhelmed.

Hatcher says she was drawn into the profession about seven years ago when she began helping family and friends get better organized.

For caregivers, she points out that getting rid of the clutter not only minimizes chaos, but also helps with safety by improving mobility.

“”I’ve had several situations where people have fallen, broken a hip, and it’s actually not safe in the home.  So it’s my goal to go in and change things around to where the home is more accessible to things like walkers, possibly a wheelchair.”

Hatcher adds old medications should be properly disposed of, and no-longer-needed documents with personal information should be shredded to protect against identity theft.

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