Surrounding yourself with clutter at home can make you feel unorganised and negative.
However, the thought of having to declutter your home can often make you put up with the mess instead. Here are five simple steps to help you to declutter your home!
Declutter Your Home One Room At A Time
Have you ever started a task and later wished you hadn’t? Well, don’t let this happen when you declutter your home. The last thing you want to do is try to tackle the whole house in one go. Your belongings will end up everywhere, and your patience won’t last very long.
Set yourself goals. Write yourself a to-do list. Aim to declutter your home one room at a time. Try to tackle one room each week or a few rooms each weekend. Focusing on one room at a time will help you have a clearer image as you start to declutter your home. Furthermore, you will have a better idea of how you’re going to organise your belongings too!
Declutter Your Home By Piling And Bagging
As you get going, you’ll start creating ‘keep’ piles and ‘bin’ piles, and ‘charity shop’ piles and ‘not sure’ piles. Piling everything up can cause mayhem in the middle of the room. You’ll begin to lose sight of what you’re keeping and throwing. Furthermore, you’ll end up with the same clutter but in a different part of the room.
Grab a bin bag and get throwing what you don’t want in there. Another bin bag can hold whatever you’re taking to the charity shop or rehoming.
Declutter Your Home Brutally
It can be hard to declutter your home when you’re attached to your belongings. You won’t want to throw away things that carry meaning to you. However, you must be honest. Are you going to use those items again? Ask yourself when you last used them and whether they’ll get used again.
If you can’t bring yourself to get rid of something, find a way of storing the sentimental items safely instead. For example, if you keep an old newspaper for one article, try cutting it out and putting it in a frame or a scrapbook instead.
Declutter Your Home And Get Digital
Let’s be honest. We’ve all got old VHS tapes and a rack full of CDs but no CD player. Moreover, we’ve probably all subscribed to film, TV series and music streaming companies too. Furthermore, every book you own is more than likely available as an e-Book instead. So, as lovely as your filled bookcase looks, do you need it?
Immerse yourself in the same entertainment that you love, but go digital instead.
So you’ve pretty much done the tricky bit. You’ve sifted through your clutter. Now you’re left with what you’re keeping. Instead of shoving them back where they were before, invest in vacuum packs. These devices can shrink down and slot into smaller places, like under your bed or in cupboards.
If you have any storage boxes, you could start filling these as a more permanent storage solution. Moreover, storage boxes are great for housing things you want to keep but don’t need yet.
However, if you find that lots of your old things remain, or you can’t bring yourself to let go of them yet, why not rent a storage unit? A lot of storage units are available in different sizes and for different prices. You can access them almost whenever you need to. Think of it as a home from home.
This guide is all you need to declutter your home. Don’t forget to separate your stuff into ‘keep’, ‘bin’ and ‘charity shop’ piles. Be brutal when getting rid. However, don’t forget there are always other ways to store your belongings tidily.