Everyone’s always buying things they don’t need and getting rid of what you don’t want is a totally pointless exercise if you just go replacing it with more goods. Ready to de-clutter?
Stop Buying Extra Stuff!
Remind yourself why you’re de-cluttering, it could be to make space for a home office, setting up a fitness area or just feel more on top of things when it comes to organisation. Change how you approach shopping so that you buy only what you need and instead of treating yourself to physical objects why not put the money aside to save up for an amazing holiday?
Throw Out Easy Things First
You don’t need a million issues of Glamour magazine, newspapers dating back to 2007 or a pile of takeout flyers from places that closed ages ago do you? Begin by chucking the easy stuff first so that you get into a flowing, natural rhythm early which will help when the time comes, and you have to make the harder decisions. Throwing once loved items away doesn’t come naturally to everyone so don’t pressure yourself to get rid of tonnes of stuff immediately. If you’re struggling then go ahead and take a break, don’t listen to anyone who says that you ‘should/shouldn’t be tossing that’ and create separate piles for items you wish to keep, toss, or donate, so there’s absolutely no confusion.
Get More Storage Space
When you’ve decided what you want to throw away you’ll want somewhere safe to store belongings that you do want to keep hold of. De-cluttering can take days, weeks or even months to complete so it may be worth hiring a storage locker.
Or you can visit Superior Sheds Storage Sheds to decide if a high-quality outdoor storage space may be better than having items bunched up in cupboards, squashed up in the loft or taking up space in the corner of your living room.
Remove One Item Every Day
You don’t need to tip the house upside down straight away, but you do need to have a plan on how you’re going to tackle each room and when you’ll do it. By throwing away one item every day, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed about the de-cluttering process it’ll ease you into the idea of getting rid of books, old furniture or ancient paperwork. Gradually, the one-a-day method will become a natural, calming part of your routine and it’ll help you to realize what you really care about.
Don’t Be Afraid To Let Items Go
Sometimes we keep things we don’t actually like, or want because someone else has given them to us and we feel we should hold onto them. If you don’t use an item, it’s not sentimental, and it’s just gathering dust on a shelf why not donate it? People come and go in our lives so why not things? When it comes to deciding if you want to keep an item first figure out if you’ll use it. You may think that the more shoes, bags or ornaments you have the happier you’ll be, but it’s crucial to understand that just because an item, or outfit looks amazing doesn’t mean that we need it.
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