In Desperate Need of Help with Decluttering? Follow These 5 Crucial Steps!
It’s always a good time to declutter your home! Spaces can very quickly become full to the brim with items you no longer need, when left unchecked for extended periods of time. With more and more items stacking up, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed, not know where to begin, and then put the entire job in the ‘too hard’ basket – this is a classic cycle of avoidance. Clutter has also been proven to increase stress levels, which is all the more reason to have a decluttering plan in place.
Luckily, we’ve created 5 steps to follow to ensure your decluttering mission goes off without a hitch.
1. Create a checklist
A list of things can be a great way to get started. You could create a list of rules to follow, such as removing items by age or how frequently they’re used.
2. Take before and after photos
Photographs can be your reference guide for clutter. Taking photos of your various spaces before and after you’ve decluttered will help keep you motivated in the future if things start to become cluttered again.
3. Empty the space
Remove everything except furniture from the space and separate it into categories, such as appliances, toys, books, etc.
4. Find a home for the necessities
Make sure to find a place for remotes, appliances, and other necessities that is out of the way and organised.
5. Check each item for wear and tear
By checking every item you’ve removed from the space, you can easily assess whether it is worthwhile keeping. Don’t forget, not everything needs to be thrown out! If an item is still in good condition but you no longer have use for it, consider donating it to a charity or a friend or family member in need.
There you have it, our 5 crucial steps to decluttering your home. It can be a very daunting task to begin with, but a strategic approach and a determined mindset will see you achieve your decluttering goal in no time.
You’ll feel much more relaxed in a neat and tidy home…trust us!