With winter weather on its way and a rise in COVID-19 cases, it’s time to spend more time indoors. Staying at home is a great opportunity to work on your space and create a home you really enjoy living in, and one of the biggest challenges in making this happen is getting rid of clutter! Almost every person wants a clutter-free home but struggles to achieve it – but these tips from our team (who can help you sell property fast if you are considering moving house) will help you get there!
The best way to declutter your home is not to let clutter in in the first place. Admittedly, this is harder to do than it sounds – after all, so many impulse buys, free gifts and deals don’t look like potential clutter when you get them. Here are some good rules to follow when shopping to help prevent an accumulation of clutter (and help you save money too):
Donations are a great way to help other people out and declutter your home at the same time! Try to aim for donations once every 2 months, picking different local charities to support. Put a large cardboard box or some heavy duty trash bags in a designated spot in your home or garage and fill it up through the month with all sorts of items that you no longer have use for, but other people will. Here are some ideas:
If you are worried that you’ll donate something you’ll actually need in future, extend the time you keep your potential donations to 3-4 months. If you haven’t used them in that period, it’s very unlikely you’ll use them at all.
We live in a consumer culture where we can quickly end up having so much more than we need. Our wardrobes, cupboards, drawers and cabinets are bursting, yet it’s very hard to stop accumulating even more things, which is why it’s so hard to declutter your home and keep it that way.
One way to help balance this is to start a one in, one out policy. This will help keep the number of possessions you have stable over the years, ensuring you have what you need without your home becoming swamped.
Once you declutter your wardrobe, for example, you’ll probably find that you still have plenty of clothing. So, if you want to buy a black t-shirt, you need to remove a black t-shirt from your wardrobe and donate it so that there’s space for it. It’s a great way of really thinking about what we are purchasing and why we are buying it.
If you’re like me, those Instagram accounts of beautifully organized homes and cupboards are awe-inspiring stuff that make me want to just rush out and spend, spend, spend on all those containers and shelving units and boxes. Unfortunately, that approach just seems to create more clutter, not less!
If you really want to get that organized, spacious look right, then you need to approach the problem a little differently.
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