Decluttering: Increase Your Living Space One Less Thing at a Time

July 20, 2020

Decluttering Increase Your Living Space

Decluttering is essential, regardless of the house size as it can affect your total well-being. Do you also have broken items thinking that they can still be fixed? Well, we suggest that you throw them away as well. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, get rid of allergens, save money, and many more. By decluttering, you can also live with the idea of a simple and peaceful life. Why? It’s because it can help you remove things that don’t have any value to you anymore. Plus, you’ll have ample space to enjoy with your family.

However, the idea of decluttering can be pretty tiring, so here’s a compiled list on how you can declutter your home in a creative way to make it enjoyable for you.

  1. Before you start decluttering, prepare a checklist. It will be easier for you to identify where to start first if you have something to look at too. Having a checklist can help you maximize your time and finish them as early as possible.
  2. When we say declutter, we don’t mean that you need to do it all at the same time. It can be pretty overwhelming for you, especially if you are still new to it. You can begin by having five to ten minutes a day for declutter work until you build momentum, and make it part of your routine.
  3. It is normal for us to hoard things, even those with no use anymore. It may have some special place in your heart. Instead of getting rid of them at once, try to give one item away each day.
  4. Try to look at your closet and see if there are clothes that don’t fit you anymore or you don’t want anymore. You can either donate them to those people who can actually use them or sell them online for an extra cash allowance. Moreover, try to organize those clothes that you choose to keep. You can sort them according to fabric, type, or color.
  5. Who needs too many shoes for a pair of feet? Get rid of those pairs which you rarely use by donating or selling them.
  6. It would be easier for you to identify your items. Try to sort your items into three different boxes: the ones you will be keeping, the ones you will be donating or selling, and the ones you will be throwing away.
  7. Going solo while cleaning is okay, but isn’t it extra fun to clean with a friend or a family member? Ask for help, especially in throwing big items. Having someone to help you out can also help to sway your perspective on those things you still hang on but play no value to you anymore.
  8. Try to take before and after photos of the areas you’ve already cleaned. It can help you be motivated to continue your decluttering journey. It will also serve as a visual representation if you wish to rearrange or redecorate your home.

Whatever tip you wish to follow in the list, the important thing is that you actually start doing it. You might never know what forgotten treasures you’ll find or what things you need to say goodbye to.