Decluttering the home is something that can improve your home and life in many ways. When your home is filled with clutter, it can be difficult to live comfortably in this space and it will make the home always look messy.
Additionally, clutter is known to cause stress and take its toll on mental health, so those with cluttered homes should seriously consider a major decluttering. It could give you more space, make the home more attractive, and improve your mental health. It is also a daunting task, so this post will offer a few pieces of advice that should make decluttering easier.
Tackle One Room At A Time
Often, the hardest part of decluttering is getting started. This is why you need to break it down and tackle one room at a time. In addition to making the project much easier to manage, you will also find that this is helpful in terms of minimizing disruption.
It is also a good idea to arrange storage so that you have somewhere to put items that you want to keep, or are not sure what to do with yet. It can get disruptive once you start going through all of your possessions, so it is handy to have somewhere that you can take items to create more space for the time being. You can arrange easy access self-storage units at places like storagearea.com.
Separate Items Into Piles
When you are going through each room, you want to create different piles of items so that they are all easy to manage. You will have the items that you want to keep in one pile/box/bag, items to put in storage, items to donate/throw away/sell, and items that you are not sure about yet.
Check Before Throwing Anything Out
Leading on from this, you are likely to come across some possessions that you might need to check with someone else before you throw them out (this is particularly true for those with kids). People might have possessions with sentimental value that they want to keep, so you should always check with them first and try to get them to take them off your hands if you are wanting to free up space.
Sell What You Can
One of the major benefits of decluttering is that it gives you the chance to make some extra cash while freeing up space in the home. These days, it is easy to sell furniture, clothes, electronics, books, kitchen equipment, and anything else online and you could make a tidy sum by listing items for sale.
Spread Out The Work
If you think you are going to declutter the home in an afternoon, then you are going to have a bad time. This is a task that can take days and even weeks to complete, especially if you have an attic and/or basement filled with old possessions. It can also be tiring and physically demanding work, so it is best to spread the work out.
This post should help you with a decluttering project and let you create more space in your home.