Most people like the idea of living a simplified and uncluttered life with less stuff around. But many feel overwhelmed and anxious around the idea of decluttering their homes. Owning fewer possessions mean less to clean, less to organise and less stress.
When you decide to sort through your belongings and weed out the clutter in your house, each room will have its own particular challenges. De-cluttering means not just throwing things away, you can donate them to an individual in need or an organization, which will put them to good use.
Here are the top 3 ways to de-clutter your house efficiently.
Choose A Room
Wandering around your home aimlessly and de-cluttering a little bit here and there is not effective. Focus on one room or a small part of a room and finish it. For example, choose a bookcase, a cabinet or your desk. Divide the space in a way that makes sense to you. Go through each item in each section of the room and ask yourself:
· Is this garbage?
· Am I using this?
· Will I ever?
· Do I absolutely love this?
· Does it mean anything to me?
Your desire to hold on to items that you feel you may need someday should be eliminated. You may think that many items are useful, but those items may not be necessary for your happiness or the functioning of your homes.
Stop The New Stuff Coming In
A plan to de-clutter your house will become a waste if you are simply replacing the old stuff with new. So, you should begin by stopping or slowing down the flow of things into your home. Think what is necessary and make a decision to buy less.
Make A Disposal Plan
Before you begin de-cluttering, investigate options like selling, recycling, donating or giving away the items that you choose to de-clutter. Once you make a decision to let go of something, do not go back. Donate it right away. The longer it sticks around, the harder it can be to sever ties.
Hope these top 3 ways to de-clutter your house will help make your home clutter-free quickly and efficiently.
Alternatively, if you simply can’t bring yourself to throw away those old memories, consider self storage. There are now storage facilities all over the UK and you’ll usually find one within 20 miles of your house, wherever you live!