A Beginners Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Living in a home that is untidy and disorganized can be stressful and inefficient. When your belongings are scattered around your home, it can be difficult to find the things that you need when you need them. Failing to be organised can lead to stress and anxiety and make your life more chaotic than necessary. 

To keep your home neat, tidy and organized, you need to ensure that you take the right approach to your storage. Finding a home for your belongings will help you to stay organised. Keeping your things in an ornate chest of drawers, modern shelving or a well-appointed ottoman with built-in storage can be a great way to keep your home organised while also adding to the aesthetic of your home. However, it’s also important first to take the time to declutter your home and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. 

Let’s take a look at how you can declutter your home so you can start organising your space. 

Make A Plan

Before you begin decluttering your space, it’s important to put a plan in place. Creating goals and a timeline will help to keep you on track with your decluttering and ensure that you get the job done properly. Write out a list of the rooms in your home and the areas of each room that you think need attention. Set milestones for completing each room and start working through them one-by-one until your entire home is clutter-free. 

Create Categories

Once you start working through each room of your home, you will need to be ruthless with your efforts. The best approach is to create three distinct categories; Keep, Throw Away, Store. Anything that you will be hanging on to should go in the keep pile. Items that you no longer use, that are broken, or that you have duplicates of should go in the “Throw Away” box and seasonal and sentimental belongings will be added to the “Store” collection. With three simple categories, it will be easier to decide the fate of all the clothing, appliances, toys, books, and everything else that takes up space in your home.

Declutter Your Home

Depending on the size of your home, and how much “stuff” you have, it might take a few days, or even a few weeks, to go through everything. When you are finally finished, you should start by putting all of your sentimental and seasonal items into storage before you begin finding a home for those belongings that made it into the “Keep” pile. The final step in decluttering your home is to deal with the “Throw Away” pile. Depending on the condition of your things, they can be donated to charity, sold at a garage sale, or recycled. 

Aim to donate, sell or recycle as much of your things as you can when you’re decluttering so that you don’t add to landfill. With a little creativity, you may even be able to upcycle some of your old things to give them a new lease of life and a new, useful purpose in your home.

Organize Your Home To Create A Clean And Tidy Home Environment

If you want your home to be more comfortable, neat and tidy, it’s important to declutter from time to time. Over months and years, every homeowner accumulates more than they need and all of these items and clothing can quickly take over, leaving you with less and less storage space. Take the time to declutter your home and take control of your home again so you have a clean, neat and organised home to enjoy moving forward.

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