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Time to Declutter?

Looking for a way to transform your home without having to spend a single penny? Often find your home to be cramped, cluttered and difficult to clean? It might just be time to declutter your space!



Organizing your home, removing everything that isn’t desirable or essential, and making more space for your family, is one of the best things you can do. If you’re up for the challenge, here are a few tips that will help you get it right:


Go through your stuff



The first step to decluttering your home is going through your stuff. Most people find that it’s easier to do this one room at a time. So, decide which room will have the most impact when it’s decluttered and start with that.

Next, you’re going to want to write four lists: one for things you want to keep, one for things you would like to donate, one for things you plan to throw out, and one for stuff you don’t need to keep in the home, but which you don’t want to dispose of — storage units make the ideal place to keep these. That way, you can work out what you’re going to do with everything immediately and keep it all organized as you declutter.


Ask questions



Okay, you’re saying, but how can I make myself decide what to do with my stuff? It can be difficult, but asking yourself Whether you truly need each item, whether you truly love it and whether your home would feel better without it can help you to make those tough decisions with ease. If even that doesn’t work. Monitoring how often you use, look at or enjoy a particular object, and ho often it hampers your space - causing an obstruction, taking up room you could be using for crafting, for example - can help you to overcome the resistance.


Short bursts



If you have a lot of clutter to make your way through, it’s often easier to do so in 10-minute spurts than it is to keep going until you’re done. Simply get one trash bag for each list (keep, trash, etc.) and choose an area of the room. Set a timer and go through as many items in that area as you can, placing them in the relevant bag so you can deal with them appropriately. Whether you do this several times throughout the day or just once a day, it won’t take long until you’re on top of things.


Get help



If you live with your family, have them take part in the 10-minute blitz too. That way, you’ll get it done a whole lot longer. If they resist, point out how nice it’ll be to have a cleaner, more spacious home where you can actually see the lovingly picked out decor.


Stop buying so much


Decluttering your home is all well and good, but if you keep buying more clutter once you’re done, it will all have been for nothing. So, become more discerning about the objects you bring into your home and schedule a 6-monthly decluttering top up if you want your home to always look its best.

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