Updated: Jul 28
When your home is cluttered it can be suffocating. You have a hard time focusing, feel stressed or anxious, and overwhelm easily. A cluttered home can also cause tension within families and relationships.
If there's always a mess, you're likely to argue about, who should clean it, etc. The one solution that can take care of all of these problems is to declutter your home.
Decluttering is essentially defined as organizing and getting rid of... well, clutter. Clearing out all of the things you don't use or need anymore, useless things that are taking up space and don't really have any purpose in your house.
Through decluttering my own home many times, I have come up with these 7 Tips For Decluttering Your Home Without Getting Overwhelmed.
1. The “Big Picture”:
What is your end goal? Minimalistic or just a Spring Cleaning?
This will be the compass that guides your decluttering process. It’s best to do this before you start so that you can align the rest of the process to the goal.
2. Target The Problem Areas:
What’s always a mess? Point out the most cluttered areas of your home and create solutions to declutter and organize them first.
Once the worst is out of the way, the rest seems much easier.
3. Pace Yourself:
Don’t take on your entire home at once. Start with one drawer in one room at a time. You can even do a room a day and that’s a great start!
Decluttering is a process, not a miracle switch. It can get exhausting. Do what you can and take it from there.
4. Ask Yourself The Right Questions:
Each area of your life requires a different decluttering method. You can’t ask the same questions about your wardrobe as you can the kitchen cupboard; it just doesn’t work.
Ask yourself the right questions for each area of your life. The core of it is the importance of the item. How much does it really matter?
5. Ditch Your Guilt:
Do you really want or need this or are you just holding onto it because of guilt? Was it given to you? Was it expensive?
Neither of these are really reasons to keep something that just doesn’t fit in anymore.
6. "The Maybe Bin"
If your struggle with indecisiveness, create a maybe bin for your items and sort out later.
If you put it aside and don’t think about it for a couple of weeks, get rid of the items. This helps you prevent getting overwhelmed by the decision-making process.
7. Have A Place For Everything:
Storage is one of the Fundamentals of an Organized Home. If you have a place for everything and always put it back, you will never lose anything.
Think of how much time you’ll save when you don’t have to struggle to find your keys!
Once your home is organized and clutter-free, it looks cleaner, more spacious and it offers more comfort, which is what a home should do. Remember to use organizational solutions that fit your lifestyle and remember that Less Mess = Less Stress!
Got any organization hacks? Tell me about them in the comments section!
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Until Next Time xo