Top Tips For Decluttering Your Home

Regular decluttering is necessary, but most of us don’t have the time to constantly organize our messy homes, cluttered nooks, and overstuffed drawers. In fact, it’s a once-a-year, post-Christmas event for many of us. It can seem like an enormously onerous endeavor to declutter your entire home so you can implement your home organization ideas, but if you take it little by little and bit by bit, and invest in some good storage ideas, it quickly becomes more manageable.

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Making a Timeline for Decluttering 

It might be possible to declutter your home in a single day or over the course of a weekend if you don’t have a lot of possessions. You might also wish to set a longer deadline, such as 30 days, to tidy your home. If you’d like, you can create a decluttering timetable that only applies to the weekends you have each month. To tidy your house without feeling overwhelmed, keep your goals reasonable and doable. Identify the areas that need to be cleaned out and estimate how long each will take. then include that information into your overall timeline.

Enlist the aid of a buddy 

Ask a friend or member of your family to go through your home and make suggestions for a few large items to donate or discard. Your pal must concur with your justification if you want to protect the object and maintain it. It’s time to get rid of it if they don’t concur.

Do one-in-one-out exercises

Make a deal with yourself that you’ll get rid of something for every new item that moves into your home. It helps keep your storage calculations straight: If you truly follow this rule, you shouldn’t gather any “excess” items at all. You can maintain the habit by designating an “outbox” for the things you’ll give away or donate rather than merely throw away.

Think Before You Store 

Make sure the storage you buy fits your home and family by giving it some thought. Try to have a place for different things. You can get storage beds to keep things away for different seasons. Toy cubbies for all of your kids toys. There are so many different ways you can store stuff. 

Nothing should be kept just because it was a gift

Itโ€™s hard to let go of something that a loved one gave you, but itโ€™s truly the acts of giving and receiving that count. If the gift isnโ€™t something you need or like, donโ€™t feel terrible about letting it go. Perhaps it will benefit someone else more!

Put some motivating music on 

If you are unable to enlist the aid of a buddy, prepare your thoughts by listening to something. Play your favourite music to stay upbeat and inspired, or turn on that podcast you haven’t had time to listen to yet. By doing this, time will pass much more quickly, and before you realise it, your home will be clutter-free!

Krystal | Sunny Sweet Days
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