Do you ever look around your home and wonder where all your belongings came from and why it looks so cluttered? You’re probably not alone! Without realizing it, your home can quickly turn into an overcrowded space perfect for hoarding. Whether it’s because you can’t face to part with things you have spent your hard earnt cash on or you don’t understand the importance of sorting through your belongings once in a while. If your home is starting to feel smaller, cluttered, and constantly messy it may mean your home is long overdue for decluttering.
Let’s have a look at some of the areas of your home that you should look at to:
Declutter Your Home
Your Kitchen Cupboards
If you are getting fed up with looking at your kitchen cupboards and see a mix-match of tins, open packets, and all sorts of crockery, it is definitely time to have a sort-out. You may even find that you have food in there that is out of date! The best way to sort through your cupboards is to completely empty them one at a time. Anything out of date or broken can go and anything you won’t eat or use donate to a food bank or charity shop. Once this is done, clean your cupboards and think about adding an organization system.
Looking At Your Furniture
If you have fallen into the trap or routine of buying new furniture and not getting rid of donating your old furniture you may be living in an overcrowded home without even realizing it. Walk through your home and make some tough choices. Do you have any items of furniture you don’t use? Or bulky pieces that are taking up valuable space? If you aren’t quite ready to remove a certain piece of furniture you could look at storage space rental and store some pieces until you decide. Having them out of your home may make you realize you never needed them in the first place.
It won’t come as a surprise that one of the ways you can declutter your home is to look at your wardrobe including your shoes, bags, and other accessories. Over time it’s very easy for your wardrobe to become overpacked and full of items you no longer use. It’s actually advisable to sort through your wardrobe once or twice a year. Your body, your taste, fashion, and seasons are constantly changing therefore your wardrobe should too. A tidy and organized wardrobe will have a few staple pieces that can be mixed and matched and only a few special items. You should take everything out of your wardrobe and start to fill it slowly. Set yourself out three piles; get rid (no longer wearable), donate to charity, and keep. As a rule, you shouldn’t keep anything that no longer fits or you haven’t worn it for longer than 12 months.
This short guide should help you to get started with decluttering your home. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share them in the comments below.