If you look around your house and you cannot believe the amount of stuff and junk that you have managed to acquire over the years, it might be time for a clear out. It can be tough to let go of our material items as they tend to have memories attached to them. It might seem like getting rid of them means forgetting the memories. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mastering the art of decluttering means getting rid of the burdens and mess, but retaining a more organized environment in which to live. However, you need to go about your decluttering mission in an organized way to ensure that you retain a homely atmosphere rather than a stark and clinical humble abode. Take a look at how you can master the art of decluttering.
While you might not be a hoarder, you might have a ridiculous amount of ornaments and knick knacks adorning every orifice or every room. Go into each room, one by one, with some bin bags and some boxes and make three piles. You need to decide which things need throwing out, which things need to go to the charity shop and you need one pile to keep. The chances are that you will have an obscene amount of bags and boxes to clear out. The easiest way to do this is to hire a junk removal firm, who will adhere to legislation and law to clear all the stuff that you don’t want. For your charity shop boxes, consider a cause that means the most to you and donate. Anything you want to keep needs to stay in your home but in a more orderly way.
Anything that you deem worthy of selling can get listed on eBay. The synonymous auction site is perfect for the ultimate exposure. You need to take photographs of your items from all angles, and point out any flaws. Be honest and allow your items to find their price. What is one person’s junk really is another person’s treasure. Ensure that you write your descriptions with as much detail as possible and don’t fall foul of spelling mistakes. A well photographed, well described item will achieve the highest price possible.
Those things that you want to keep need to have more intuitive storage solutions. Think about floating bookshelves, ottoman footstools and integrated storage furniture. Not everything needs to be kept out of sight, but you cannot afford to have too many things on show. This can make a room look busy, cramped and incohesive. Group some collections together. If you have a whole host of DVDs because you’re a movie buff, show them off on a bookcase. If you have a collection of lego figurines, put them in a lovely display case and show them off in all their glory. Other items that you want to keep can go in the loft or garage.
Decluttering sounds easy, but it can be a mammoth undertaking. Follow this guide and be organized. Take it slowly, going one room at a time, and enjoy feeling clearer in your environment and in your mind as you master the art of decluttering.
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