If you’ve ever woken up and felt like your home is full of stuff you don’t need it’s time to declutter. The idea of living an uncluttered life is becoming more appealing and many people are realising the benefits associated with living a life with less stuff.
While the idea of decluttering sounds appealing, many people feel overwhelmed and anxious when it comes to the execution. Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be as painful as you imagine, in this two-part post we look at six dos and don’ts for decluttering your home.
DON’T bite off more than you can chew
The reason decluttering seems like such a mammoth task is because people often bite off more than they can chew. You may want to set aside an entire day to organise your whole house however, the reality is that very few people have the energy or the focus to spend 8 hours organising. Chances are you’ll become overwhelmed, frustrated and fatigued very quickly.
DO complete each task completely
Decluttering is a process that is largely made up of sorting. While you’re deciding, what’s staying, what’s going in the trash and what you’re donating ensure that you follow through with the process right away. Don’t leave any boxes or bags with the items you want to get rid of laying around the house until later, take them to the bin or for recycling immediately. Finish the process.
DON’T go overboard with the storage pieces
Don’t make the mistake of going out to buy a whole lot of storage pieces and supplies before you sort through your home. All the pretty bins, boxes and baskets are very enticing, but they won’t do you any good unless they fit into your space. Clean out, assess what you need and then buy a few storage items to start.
Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more dos and don’ts for decluttering your home.
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