Decluttering your space can be a daunting task, but it can also be extremely liberating and bring a renewed sense of organization to your life. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of decluttering, from identifying areas in need of attention to developing strategies for keeping your space organized in the future.
Whether you’re looking to simplify your home, office, or digital life, this guide has you covered. Get ready to say goodbye to the clutter and hello to a clearer, more peaceful space.
Decluttering means getting rid of things around your home that serve no purpose or bring you happiness in any way. Sometimes that simply means getting rid of clothes that no longer fit you or cleaning out your pantry of canned foods that are expired or that you no longer eat or enjoy.
A cluttered home adds more stress and anxiety to your day-to-day life. Your home should be your sanctuary where you go to relax from the chaos of your day-to-day life.
If you allow your space to become cluttered, you are throwing off the balance which can negatively impact your sleep, stress, and anxiety levels. Further, cleaning out your home can also help you inventory your items and help you reintroduce them into your space.
Choosing an area to begin with may be a little tricky.
- Remember to choose an easy area so you don’t feel overwhelmed. This will help you avoid the physical and mental burnout that comes with a huge project.
- Try starting with a small bathroom or hall cabinet, instead of taking on your pantry or master closet.
What area do you spend the most time in? For some people that might be the kitchen or the family room.
- Creating a declutter routine can help keep up with these areas.
- Once the area is organized, your goal should be to maintain it. Maintenance shouldn’t take you long if you’re making a diligent effort to do it weekly.
Your pantry is an area that’s going to require constant upkeep. Remember to toss out or donate any canned goods or pasta boxes that your family will not use. This will help open some real estate in your pantry and help you better organize the items you use.
Take a trip to your local Target or Container Store where you can find budget-friendly ways to organize your home.
- Grab a couple of large bins or baskets and start organizing all your holiday decor and label the bins with what’s inside.
- If the items are old, ripped or they no longer tickle your fancy, toss them in a donation bin and donate it to your local Goodwill.
- Have your kids go through their closets and set pull out the items they no longer wear or have grown out of.
This idea goes for your bedroom as well…
- If you have a linen closet that’s filled with heavy fall blankets or winter coats, but it’s summertime, toss them in a bin and store them in your garage. You can bring these items back when you need them.
Decluttering your home can help reduce stress, make your space look brighter and more inviting and helps you to feel accomplished. For the best results, you should do this at least once a year. Use a checklist and remember that it might take a couple of tries to get it right but don’t let that discourage you.
If it serves no purpose, get rid of it. -Satin and Slate’s
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