New year, new space!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Decluttering can seem like a daunting task, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. A decluttered home can feel more spacious, organised, and peaceful, and it can even help to reduce stress and increase productivity. So where do you start?
1. Set a goal
Before you start decluttering, it’s important to have a clear goal in mind. Do you want to declutter your entire home, or just a specific room or area? Do you want to get rid of a certain number of items, or do you want to create more space in your home? Having a specific goal will help to keep you motivated and on track.
2. Start small
Decluttering your entire home in one day is likely to be overwhelming and unsustainable. Instead, start small and focus on one room or area at a time. This will allow you to make progress without feeling overwhelmed.
3. Use the “one year rule”
A helpful rule of thumb when decluttering is to ask yourself if you’ve used or worn an item in the past year. If not, it’s probably time to let it go. This rule can be especially helpful for clothing and household items that you don’t use regularly.
4. Be honest with yourself
Decluttering can be tough, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of hanging onto items “just in case” or because they have sentimental value. While it’s okay to keep a few sentimental items, it’s important to be honest with yourself about what you really need and use. If you haven’t used an item in over a year, it’s probably safe to say you don’t really need it.
5. Donate, sell, or recycle
Once you’ve identified items that you no longer need or use, it’s important to decide what to do with them. Consider donating items to a local charity or thrift store, selling them online or at a garage sale, or recycling them if they’re no longer usable. This will help to ensure that your unwanted items are put to good use and don’t end up in a landfill.
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Get some extra space for your seasonal clothes or sentimental items that you don’t need constant access to, with a storage unit. You can extend your home storage with a local unit that has easy access with Swift Storage.
Decluttering your home can seem like a daunting task, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. By setting a goal, starting small, using the “one year rule,” being honest with yourself, and deciding what to do with your unwanted items, you’ll be on your way to a decluttered and organised home in no time. Happy decluttering!