Clutter is something we all accumulate throughout our lives. Every time we visit somewhere new or change our homes we end up with a mountain of items in the home which no longer have any use. Now and again it is healthy to declutter the home, and it is always important for us to make the effort to clear out the space and make room to breathe.
They say a clear house makes a clear mind, and it is true that the absence of clutter can make you feel less lethargic and more energised. So today, before you bring in the demolition services for your home we want to help you make the most of your declutter with some simple tips.
Ask Yourself 3 Questions
What? Why? How?
What is the object?
Why do you have it in the house?
How useful is it?
These should be the top questions you have to ask yourself when you are looking through your items in the home. It is incredibly important that you search through every part of your home with a fine-tooth comb and take the opportunity to explore and think about every single item. Many of us have a tendency to hoard items which we otherwise don’t need, and this can sometimes create an issue as it takes up space where something else could be. Make sure you are ruthless when looking through your home and if an item doesn’t answer one of these 3 questions well, then it should go.
Trash Bag Tango
One of the great ways to declutter a room in a short space of time is to do the job in small bursts. The idea of sitting in the home all day at the weekend to clear out clothes can be a horror and often it makes us avoid the job altogether. However, if you can devote 10 minutes each day to the task, it will happen much quicker than before. For example, if you have finished tea and are ready to settle for the evening, take 10 minutes to run around the living room and get rid of things you don’t need. This trash bag tango is a short burst where you can rid the home of useless items in no time at all.
Compost Your Letters
As far as clutter goes, one of the most prolific culprits has to be letters and documents. We receive things such as bills and bank statements through the door often and these things will often be piled up in the spare room of the home for fear of throwing the items in the bin and the information being used for nefarious purposes. However, a simple way to deal with this issue is to place your paper into the compost bin. Paper is a great way to help a compost bin thrive, and using documents and letters is a good way to get rid of them naturally. There will be no trace left and you’ll be able to use the compost in the garden next year!
It is always best when face with a big task to drive right in without thinking too much about it all. The longer you let yourself think about the job, the bigger it becomes in your mind and the less likely you will be to complete it. Wake up and start clearing out items before you can think of anything else and this will make a huge difference to your decluttering routine.