Is your house so full of clutter that there is no longer an inch of free space on any surface and you’ve forgotten the colour of the carpets? If so it is time to make some space!
A cluttered home equals a cluttered mind, so you may notice as you start to remove clutter from the home – as well as being able to move freely through the space – your stress and disorganisation will leave with it. In its place will return the smooth running of your home and an environment that you are happy to be in. You may also notice that you are no longer late for work every day, as you are easily able to locate your phone, keys and wallet, rather than searching amongst the clutter for them.
It may seem like a huge task, which is probably why you have put it off for so long, as it only gets worse. But, if you take your time and work your way through it room by room, it won’t seem so daunting. Every little helps, even half an hour here and there will add up.
Deep down in the clutter, you are bound to find items you forgot even existed.
If you have survived for months without it, do you really need to keep it?
First of all you need to be ruthless. Throw out all the rubbish and put what you can into charity bags. You will probably be surprised how much space is cleared by simply doing this. Not only will you feel good about finally having space in your home, by donating it you will feel good about helping others out in the process.
Then sell any items you can. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you may be surprised how much money is amongst the clutter.
Finally, anything else that is taking up space, but you don’t need right now, put into storage. This is the perfect way to remove a huge amount of your belongings in one go, without having to throw them away. Somewhere such as Kelly’s Self Storage can keep these items safe and secure until you need them.
Once you have decluttered, you want to ensure that it stays that way as the clutter could return extremely quickly and easily – making your hard work a complete waste of time.
Visualise how you want the room to look, and it will be easier to achieve it. Perhaps you could put the money you earned from selling your clutter towards items to help keep the organisation within your home. Furniture with built-in storage, for example, is ideal as it takes up no extra space in your home, but provides somewhere to store any remaining items that could clutter it.
Once you have the space to move in your house and you remember what it is like to live in a home free from clutter, you’ll realise it wasn’t quite as hard as you imagined and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!