If you are going home every night from work and dread opening the door because of the sheer amount of stuff clogging up your environment, it’s time to think about taking on a decluttering mission. Many people have good intentions and set aside some time to work through their junk and items and knick knacks only to give up quickly, because of the scale of the issue. Don’t worry. Think about the end goal – having a clearer environment in which to live and a clearer mind benefiting your mental health. Take a look at how you can master the art of decluttering.
Find The Time
You will need to dedicate a chunk of time to your decluttering efforts. Hours here and there will lead to a disjointed mission and a lack of continuity. Dedicating a weekend is much more useful. Consider hiring a live in nanny housekeeper to keep the kids busy and to help you with your cleaning efforts. These professionals can be invaluable to your busy life, and once you have rectified your cluttered surroundings, they can help you keep on top of your newfound interior.
If you have rooms upon rooms of stuff, it’s time to set about making a plan rather than racing in like a bull in a china shop. Make a list of all of the rooms that need tackling from the least cluttered to the most, and start small. Head into your home office and begin the declutter.
Set up a sorting system to help you work out where each of your items is going. Have a three pronged approach with a pile of items to keep, items to donate and items to sell on. Many of your things will still be useful and valuable so don’t throw them away. In any case, you should be thinking of your decluttering mission as a sustainable and eco friendly way of sorting out your home. List these items on eBay. Write accurate descriptions of your items and be honest and transparent. List any flaws and use the photo allowance that you have to show off your item from every angle including close up. With any luck, your things will find their price, and you will make a few extra pennies for your rainy day fund.
If you haven’t used an item in twelve months, it really should be ready to ship out of your home, whether you donate it or sell it. For those items that are still used or have sentimental value, consider storing them. This could be in an ottoman footstool or in your attic. Not everything that you own has to be on display. You can store stuff away leaving your floor space and wall space to be brighter, lighter and more airy creating a more spacious humble abode. This means you can put up some new wall art or repurpose some of your older items to create recycled one of a kind pieces to enjoy once again.
Decluttering isn’t an easy task to take on. However, tidying up on a grand scale can leave you mentally refreshed as well as seeing a massive difference in your immediate environment.
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