Living a simple life with as little unneeded mess sounds quite appealing to many people. But when you own a bit too much and you’re used to hoarding things that are superficial, the simple life isn’t so easy anymore. Learning how to declutter your home doesn’t need to be mind-numbing. Here are some helpful tips to hit the ground running.
Never heard of the four box method? You’re seriously missing out. All you need to do is get four boxes, label them: to bin, give away, keep or re-locate. Start from the beginning of your home and go room to room and pop the litter in any of the four boxes. You’ll find the amount of things you’ve hoarded will slowly start getting smaller. Be sure not to skip any item, no matter if it’s big or small.
Everyone has a bit of junk just sitting there and catching dust. When the vanity of your belongings depreciates and there’s too many things that start causing you stress (that can easily be avoided!), you can manage it by simply binning things you don’t even need. From clothes, books, tech, and other items that you don’t require anymore, simply get rid of them. Likewise, if these things are still usable, why not donate it to a charity that speaks to you so it can be reused by those less fortunate? Not only will this lighten your load (at home), but it’ll give you that bit of happiness that you’re giving to people that actually need it more than you!
Own too many electricals? Why not opt to pop those huge, important stuff that you don’t use as often in a storage facility? The benefits of this means you won’t have to spend that extra amount of time tidying things away, or falling over litter that you don’t even use as much. You can simply use a storage warehouse either for a short or long period of time, all you need is sign a few papers and the key is yours.
The issue with decluttering is that we try and try and the more we keep looking at it, the less we’re going to think the things around us that are causing us stress, are actually clutter. So, fight the tendency to go at it continuously and create a 30 day list where you can work on the things you need to remove from your living space in an allotted time each day. This way, you can go in with a clear, fresh head and lose the urge to keep things that you don’t actually require anymore.
Moreover, items such as big pots and pans can actually take up tons of space that can easily be freed if you simply use up walls. Using items such as S hooks, pegs and other suspended wall tools, will help in literally any room of the house. From bathrooms, bedrooms to the kitchen, go crazy and keep surface spaces completely tidy with this simple trick.
No matter how you choose to declutter or tidy away your belongings, the end goal will be so worth it. The mission is simply to take your first dip in the waters that are decluttering your life. From here, you’ll find even once your home is tidy, you’ll continue keeping your home clean and tidy. With less debt, more financial freedom and a completely clean home, you can finally focus your energy on things you have a passion for. So get ready, steady, tidy!