Do you feel like you’re constantly surrounded by clutter? Are your surfaces constantly covered in piles of papers, magazines, and other random objects? If so, well, my friend, you are not alone. In today’s society, it seems like we are all constantly on the go and as a result, our homes can sometimes become cluttered and messy. But don’t worry, there is hope! And guess what? I’m here to help.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you some of my best tips, tricks, and strategies for how you can eradicate clutter once and for all. So whether you’re looking to declutter your home, your office, or even your mind, be sure to read on!
Focus on Efficiency, Control, and Tranquility
Imagine when you walk into your home, everything has its place. No more piles of clothes on the floor or stacks of papers on the desk. Instead, your home is clean, organized, and efficient. What will you feel at that moment? Maybe a sense of tranquility or satisfaction? Or maybe you’ll just feel relieved.
When it comes to decluttering your home, the key is to focus on efficiency, control, and tranquility. By decluttering your space and getting rid of items you no longer need or use, you’ll be able to create a more efficient and tranquil environment. And in turn, it can help to improve your overall sense of well-being.
The idea is, when you start decluttering and organizing your home, think about how you want to feel in that space. Do you want to feel relaxed? Or do you want to feel in control? Once you know how you want to feel, it’ll be much easier to declutter your space accordingly.
Get Rid of Items You No Longer Need or Use
One of the best ways to get rid of clutter is to donate or sell items you no longer need or use. If you have clothes, furniture, or other household items that you no longer need, consider donating them to a local charity or selling them online or at a garage sale. This will not only help to get rid of clutter, but it can also help to raise money for a good cause.
If you have never heard about the Marie Kondo method of decluttering, then you are in for a treat! The Marie Kondo method is all about decluttering your home by getting rid of items that do not bring you joy. It’s a simple yet effective way to get rid of clutter and it can be done in just a few minutes.
To start, simply go through your belongings and ask yourself if each item brings you joy. If the answer is no, then it’s time to get rid of it. You can either donate it, sell it, or simply throw it away. The goal is to surround yourself with only things that make you happy and that you love.
Create a Storage Plan
Another way to reduce clutter is to create a storage plan. If you have items that you want to keep but don’t necessarily need to have out in the open, consider investing in some storage containers. There are a variety of storage options available, such as plastic bins, baskets, and cabinets. By having a place to store your things, you can keep your living space more organized and clutter-free.
Having a proper storage plan and areas will hugely cut down on the amount of time you spend looking for things. It will also make your home feel more put together and tranquil. Then, if you have to move suddenly or have company coming over, it will be much easier to declutter your home quickly.
Get Rid of Sentimental Items
If you find it difficult to get rid of things because they hold sentimental value, try to be realistic about what you really need. For example, if you have a box of old letters from an ex-boyfriend, ask yourself if you really need to keep them. If the answer is no, then it’s time to let them go. The same goes for other sentimental items, such as clothes, jewelry, and photos. Keep only those items that you truly love and will cherish.
I remember when we first moved into our current home, it came with a lot of the former occupants’ belongings. Since he was my husband’s uncle and his late wife was my husband’s aunt, the house was full of their things. At first, it was really difficult for me to get rid of their belongings because they held sentimental value. When my mother-in-law came over, it was even more difficult since everything reminded her of her late sister.
But, after a while, I realized that we couldn’t keep everything and that it was time to let go. So, we took some of their things to charity, sold some of their furniture, and gave away some of their clothes. It wasn’t easy, but it was necessary. And in the end, it helped to make our house feel like our own.
Of course, we do keep a few sentimental items. But, for the most part, we have only kept things that we truly love and will cherish.
Schedule Time for Clutter-Clearing Sessions
Whether it’s once a week or once a month, make sure you set aside some time to go through your things and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. This will help to prevent your living space from becoming overwhelmed with clutter.
If you really don’t have time, consider using a professional decluttering service. They will come in and help you to get rid of anything that is taking up too much space in your home.
Yes, of course, it will cost you a nice chunk of money, compared to doing it yourself for free. But, if you don’t have the time or energy to declutter your home on your own, it may be worth the investment.
Plus, once your home is decluttered, it will be much easier to keep it that way. So, you may find that you save time in the long run by hiring a professional to help you declutter your home.
Be Mindful of New Purchases
OK, so you have a decluttered, organized house now. What’s next? Go shopping for more stuff to fill up your newly decluttered space? Of course not! One of the best ways to keep your home clutter-free is to be mindful of new purchases.
Whenever you buy new things, be mindful of where they will go and how they will fit into your existing space. It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying things just because they’re on sale or because we think we need them, but if we don’t take the time to consider where they will go, we can quickly end up with too much stuff. So before making any new purchases, always ask yourself if you really need the item and where it will go in your home.
I know it’s tempting to buy things just because we have a clutter-free house now (read: more space to fill), but if we’re not careful, we can quickly undo all of our hard work. So, be mindful of new purchases and only buy things that you truly need and will use.
Seek Professional Help
If you feel like you’re struggling to control the amount of clutter in your home, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. There are many organizing companies and services that can help you get your home in order and declutter your life once and for all!
They will not only help you to get rid of the clutter in your home, but they will also teach you how to keep it that way. Some companies may also have the resources to help you with things like downsizing, moving, and storage.
While we don’t live in a perfect world, and our homes will never be perfectly decluttered and organized, these tips, tricks, and strategies can help you to get rid of the clutter in your home once and for all. It will take time, of course, and you don’t have to do everything at once. Just take it one step at a time and eventually, you’ll get there!
Decluttering a house and keeping it organized takes time, effort, and consistency. But it is so worth it when you can finally say goodbye to the clutter for good!
I hope these tips, tricks, and strategies help you to get rid of the clutter in your home once and for all!