De-cluttering your home and having fewer possessions, opens up space in your overcrowded apartment. It also makes cleaning less of a chore as there is less to clean around and more space to move in. De-cluttering adds a breath of fresh air to your home as the clutter disappears one by one. It helps you lead a more comfortable minimalistic life that reduces stress.
However, the process of de-cluttering can become overwhelming as its hard work deciding what to keep and what to throw or give away. Here are some interesting pointers to help you de-clutter your home in a systematic manner:
- De-clutter your home one room at a time. You will find many things here that belong to other parts of the home as well as things that no longer serve a purpose in your home. The best place to start is in your sitting room.
- Enter your home and view it from the eyes of a visitor. This will give you a clear visual on the many things that aren’t really needed. Create a list of what you think should go and act on it. If you find yourself struggling and holding onto the junk, get a friend to help you pack out the things that are no longer needed.
- One of the toughest places to de-clutter is your wardrobe. Getting rid of clothes that you have loved, but no longer fit, will need to be gotten rid of. If they are in good condition, donate them or put them in the trash if they are looking worn out. Repeat the same process with the rest of the family’s wardrobes too.
- Label four boxes with ‘Donate’, ‘Trash’, ‘Keep’ and ‘Relocate’ and use them judiciously when de-cluttering each room. This will ensure that every item in that room gets considered for the cleaning up process.
- Have a relative or close friend view your home and give de-cluttering suggestions on the bigger items in your home. Take a photo of the space before and after removing the item; if it looks better, then it’s time to get rid of it! Getting a visual makes it easier to de-clutter your home!