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Quick Ways to Unclutter Your Home

Nov 7th 2013 at 7:59 AM

Is clutter taking over your home? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with all the stuff you have gathered over the years? No worries! We have some simple and effective ways in which you can get rid of stuff you no longer need or maybe forgot you even have.

5 minutes a day for uncluttering

Start simple. Before embarking on a major uncluttering project, allow yourself 5 minutes a day to sort and organize. Pull out a drawer, analyze the contents of a cupboard, pick a shelf to organize, clear out your medicine cabinet – there is a lot you can do with only 5 minutes to spare.

Give things away

Throwing things away is often heartbreaking. Getting attached to stuff is more common than you might think. Even if you haven’t used your skateboard in a few years, getting rid of it might be difficult. Giving it away to someone else – a neighbor or family member – might make you feel better. You make a good deed and you free up some storing space at the same time.

Get help

If you have a friend with good organizational skills, now is the time to ask for his or her help. Also, it will be easier to let things go once someone points out how useless or outdated they are.

Be honest

Do you really need four leather jackets? Are you sure you want to hang on to that coffee mug collection? Answer honestly and keep in mind that you are trying to minimize the clutter and maximize the space you have available. You’re probably not living in a luxurious condo, so every bit of storage space counts.

Get creative

Ask yourself questions in order to establish the real value of various objects in your home. For example:

  • How much would I pay for this if I would buy it today? Would I buy it at all?
  • What would I grab first in case of a fire? What wouldn’t I regret leaving behind?
  • Would I be mad if someone broke this? Would I care at all?

 

 

These creative techniques are useful for people who face difficulties removing unneeded clutter.

Make a profit

Organize a yard sale or sell your old clothes online. Uncluttering isn’t a very pleasant process, at least in its initial stages, so the thought of gaining some extra cash can keep you motivated.

In the end, just remember that uncluttering isn’t a complicated process. Simply sort things into keep, give and trash piles. Put aside the things you need and haul the rest away. Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy, but by following our tips you will get the job done in no time.

 

 

 

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