How To Declutter Your Home And Life
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Author: Faye H.
Clutter is easy to accumulate, but getting rid of it can be extremely difficult. However, there are many benefits that you can reap from de-cluttering your home and life. Your life will be a lot less stressful. Getting rid of clutter can also eliminate distractions in your life.
There are a number of steps you can take to eliminate clutter from your home and life. Below is a list of tips for de-cluttering your home and life:
Start De-cluttering Little By Little
De-cluttering an entire home may seem like a daunting task. However, this task will be a lot easier if you start doing it a little bit at a time. For example, you can start by taking 10 minutes out of your day to de-clutter a shelf, table or go through a pile. You will be surprised to see how much you can get done in a short amount of time.
You may also want to focus on one area at a time. For example, you can start de-cluttering one bedroom and focus on it until you have finished de-cluttering it.
Start Getting Rid Of Things You Do Not Need
You probably have a lot of things in your home that you do not need or want. One of the best things that you can do to keep your home clutter-free is to get rid of things that you no longer want or need. There are several things you can do with unneeded items. You can donate them to a charity or sell them. You may also want to consider asking your family members or friends if they want some of your items.
You may have trouble deciding whether you want to keep an item or get rid of it. You can put those items in a box and write "Maybe" on it. You should go through this box six months later. If you have not used an item within six months, then you will probably be better of getting rid of it.
Ask Your Family Members And Friends To Help You De-clutter
De-cluttering your home is not as easy task. That is why there is nothing wrong with asking for help if you need it. You will be able to get the job done much faster if you ask for help.
Think Before Buying Something Else
We live in a society that places a lot of emphasis on having material possessions. That is why it is natural to feel like we need to have more possessions in our home. Once you de-clutter your home, you should try to your best to keep it clutter-free. Below is a list of some of the questions you should ask yourself before you make a purchase:
- Do I really need this item?
- Do I have enough room in my home to store this item?
- Why do I want this item?
- Will I be purchasing this item for the right reasons?
- Will this possession add any extra work to my life?
Limit Your Commitments
De-cluttering your home will definitely make life a lot easier. However, you will also have to de-clutter your life. Many of us take on too many commitments. There are certain obligations that we have to fulfill, but other things can wake.
At the beginning of each week, you should take a look at all of your commitments. Decide which ones are the most important and then focus your time on those. Another way that you can limit your commitments is by saying no. Saying no to obligations will allow you to have more time for the things that you love. The fewer obligations you have on your calendar, the less stressful your life will be.
Furthermore, you may want to consider asking for help if you are still having trouble keeping up with all of your commitments. This is another way that you can take some of the stress out of your life.