How to de-clutter your home

9th February 2018 11:37 PM

Not enough space in the house is a common problem. Less wondering and more doing something about it is a great start to dealing with the problem.

Homes usually suffer from the “no space syndrome” that clutter leaves behind because people leave stuff lying around without ever glancing at it twice. Then you ask yourself the inevitable question – “Where did my space go?”

Reasons why clutter keeps appearing:

  • Attics, basements, or garages are never cleaned and de-cluttered often enough. A simple rubbish removal process will free up valuable space. All that space can be used for more organised clutter, at the very least.
  • Sentimentality often gets in the way of de-cluttering as well. People refuse to let go of small items just because they carry a distant memory that might be just as irrelevant as the clutter they keep. Sometimes using a landfill for memories is not rude, just practical.
  • The lack of organised items is also a huge problem when it comes to clutter. You may think that everything is neat and tidy, but then you walk into a room that is actually organised and you start having doubts.

Hacks for de-cluttering, or how to actually deal with this madness:

  • The most natural, easiest, and probably best way to deal with your clutter is to be absolutely merciless. Take some rubbish bags, start piling up clutter, get rid of it, the end. Sometimes it can and should be that simple. Don’t even do it yourself if you don’t have the heart – there are many rubbish removal companies that will do it for you.
  • Clutter often comes from the décor itself as people become too pompous for their own good. Reduce your décor and simply live a more minimalistic life. This will certainly make a room feel less cluttered.
  • Space savers are the best. Install a variety of those around the house and see how the rooms feels less cluttered and much easier to deal with. There are a variety of options – Google some of them and see how easy it will be to deal with books, for instance, when you can install a shelf within an armchair’s side.
  • Use organisers and space savers wisely. You can make a variety of DIY organisers and save yourself the space and still keep large amounts of clutter, simply because it is now out of your way.

At the end of the day, it is all about doing a healthy amount of organising and cleaning, with the added bonus of being ruthless to some of your items. You need to step up and do something about all those items that you don’t use, otherwise you’ll spend most of your day reading articles such as this one rather than actually doing something important or fun.

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