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Many of us like a clean and tidy home, but at times it can often feel like the clutter is getting the better of us. If you feel like you are living in a home that is overly cluttered, here are some of our tips to help you cut down on the clutter and have a clutter-free life.
Be Ruthless in the Declutter
The first step of enjoying a clutter-free life is to declutter, and you might need to get a little ruthless here. You might want to adopt a method like Konmari, or you might decide to just go through your home methodically.
Remember that you are trying to clean out your home here. If you are particularly attached to something then you can definitely hold onto it, but your aim ultimately should be to cut down on your belongings. Whether it is clothes, shoes, books, or other keepsakes, you need to work out whether you have a genuine attachment to the items, or whether it is just a superficial one.
Find External Storage
If you have some items that you want to keep but don’t want to have them cluttering up your home, it might be a smart idea to look into external storage. This will give you a secure location to store all of your goods, and you can have access to them whenever you need them.
Using a service like Stored Away can also have a number of other benefits. Going to someone who can pick up your goods for storage and then deliver them back to you as you need them will prove to be very useful. If you have a particularly bulky item that you are nervous about transporting yourself, this can be a fantastic solution.
Be Smart with Storage in Your Home
You also need to think about how you are going to store things in your home. Ideally, the declutter will have left you with a little space to work with. However, there are some things that you need to do to ensure that you are using your home’s storage to its fullest potential.
Everything can be optimised, from your kitchen cupboards to your wardrobe. You might have to buy a few boxes and other storage dividers to help you create the right system, but it should be something that you are ultimately able to sustain. Have a play around and find the right system for you, and begin to fall in love with organisation!
Living among clutter can leave us feeling fractious and unable to properly relax. If you do feel like you live somewhere a little too cluttered, it is high time that you fixed this! Take the time to declutter and reorganise your life. It might be just the thing you need to create an organised space that you know you can always relax in, no matter what. Take the tips above into consideration, and then begin to plan just how you are going to get organising and decluttering!