5 Tips To Help You Declutter

Everyone has a little junk lying around the house. Okay, some of us may have more than a little but, regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from decluttering our lives and our homes. If you're struggling and need guidance on how to declutter your home, here are several interesting decluttering tips to get you started...

Create a decluttering checklist
It's a lot easier to declutter when you have an idea of where you need to get started. You can checklist the rooms which need doing, what is most important, and things that need to be checked on. You could also write a checklist with what you're going to do with the items too. For stuff you don't need, you can donate items that are still usable, throw away things that aren't, and use Magenta self storage for things you don't want in the home but you'll need in the future. 

Start small
If you're new to decluttering your home, you can slowly build momentum with just five minutes at a time. Take it steady, making sure to focus on one area at a time so you don't become flustered. You could also try removing just one item each day. That way, it's not going to be a big change that you'll notice, but will eventually make such a big difference to what is cluttering your home. 

Take before and after photos
Choose one part of your home that needs decluttering, such as your kitchen counter, and take a photo of a small area of it. Quickly clean off the items in the photo and take an after photo. Once you see how your home could look, it becomes easier to start decluttering more of your home. It gives you that visual representation of what your home could be like and really helps to motivate. 

The hanger trick
Look in your wardrobe. Now answer, how many of your items of clothing have you worn within the last month? You wont know, will you. To identify them, simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.

Get help from a friend. 
Have a friend or family member go through your home and suggest a handful of items to throw away or give to someone else. If you defend the item and want to keep it, your friend has to agree with your reason. If they don't agree, it's time to get rid of it. It's a good way to really see what needs to be in your home, and what doesn't. 

No matter which decluttering tip you choose to get started, whether it be one of these or one of countless others, the goal is to take your first step in decluttering, the rest will then fall into place. 

1 comment:

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