If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of clutter building up in your humble abode, it might be time to take on a decluttering mission. The reason people give up with their decluttering task is that it seems too much. If you have piles of stuff adorning your rooms and you can’t even remember where you got half of it from and you don’t even know why you came to have it, you might not even know where to begin in shifting the knick knacks and junk. Take a look at this guide and discover how you can declutter your home in three simple steps.
Before you even begin to tackle a room, you need to design a sorting system. Go with a three pronged approach and set up areas in your home where you put items to go to the charity shop, items that you can keep albeit stored away, and items that you can sell. Try your hardest to limit any landfill items – you are trying to be eco friendly with your decluttering mission. When you have this sorting system, go room by room and rank them from least cluttered to most cluttered. Always tackle a room that doesn’t have too much clutter in it to begin with. Go slow and you will soon begin to see floor space and wall space as you begin to clear your immediate environment. This can help you feel more relaxed within your own surroundings. As you begin to see more of your floor, you may want to consider a spot of Devine rug cleaning to get your carpets looking like new once again after being under junk for so long.
For those items that you are thinking of selling, get them listed on eBay. Doing this means that you will be sure of finding a buyer, especially with eBay’s global shipping program opening up your item for the whole world to see. Write an accurate description and point out any flaws. Be honest and transparent. Your item will sell as it will find its price. Use up your photo allowance and show off your item from all angles including close ups. Selling items can be hard, but if you haven’t used something in twelve months, you will feel emotionally better off in the long run.
For anything that you want to keep, you need to ensure that you have a storage solution for it. Simply putting your knick knacks back on display means clutter will emerge once again.Store things in the loft or utilize clever storage hacks like ottoman footstools to keep things out of sight. Decluttering doesn’t mean going minimalist but it does mean working out a way to clear your immediate environment so that you become less stressed and feel a sense of calm. A clear home really does mean a clear mind. Plenty of decluttering books have been released that advocate the mental well being benefits of such an activity.
Forget about piling more knick knacks onto old ones. You need to be proactive and begin your decluttering mission. Follow this guide and you will have a home fit for purpose this holiday season.