There are so many benefits to a good home declutter. It can clear space in your home and reduce mess. A declutter can mean that there are fewer places for dust to settle and bacteria to grow. It can mean that you can find things more quickly and that you feel less stressed out. A declutter can make your home appear larger. It can mean that it is easier to keep clean and that you are happier with your decor. Decluttering can help you to relax and sleep and might even make you feel more productive and creative. Of course, the act of home decluttering itself can also be very therapeutic.
This is the perfect time of the year to tackle the big declutter too. You are soon to need extra space for Christmas decorations and then gifts. You might have family coming to spend the holidays with you, meaning that you need some extra space, and it’s a great time to make some significant changes.
However, home decluttering can be hard. We grow attached to our clutter, it quickly grows out of control, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed. You might put off your home declutter because you don’t know where to start. Here’s a look at some of the secrets of a successful home declutter to help you.
Start with a Plan
It’s always a good idea to know what you are aiming for, and how you are going to go about it. Some people work room to room, starting at the top and working down. Others do wall at a time.
You might just want to clear one particular area. Think about what you hope to achieve and make a plan before you start.
Know Where the Clutter is Going
You also need to know where you are going to put all of your clutter. You might want to look at skip bin hire for any rubbish. Research charity shops in your local area and find out what they accept, and set up, and online selling account for anything that might make you money.
Leave Your Emotions at the Door
Clutter is just clutter. You don’t have to get rid of anything that means a lot to you, holds memories, or has great sentimental value. But, you can’t become attached to everything. Leave your emotions at the door, be clinical, and try not to fall in love with rubbish. Chances are, in a
year’s time, you won’t even remember what you’ve got rid of.
Set Yourself Some Rules
With that in mind, it’s a good idea to have rules. One might be that you won’t keep any duplicates. This can apply to clothing, accessories, home accessories, books, DVDs. Anything that you don’t need two of. Another rule for clothes that works well is if you haven’t worn it for a year, you don’t need it.
Set Yourself Goals
Decluttering your whole house could take weeks. So, break it down. Set yourself small goals, like cleaning a bookshelf before lunch, or getting an area done in a day. Don’t stop until these targets have been met.
Don’t Get Distracted
A common problem when it comes to decluttering is that we become distracted. We’re overwhelmed with memories, we start looking through old books or playing with gadgets. Don’t let yourself get distracted, and it’ll be a far easier process.