Recent studies have revealed that a decluttered space is linked to lower stress levels, yet a clutter-free home can be challenging to achieve. Practice these four simple tips, and enjoy relaxing in a tidier home.
Create a plan. Getting started is often the biggest hurdle to overcome. Start by making a list of the most important rooms or surfaces to declutter. Then choose realistic, attainable timelines to tackle one project at a time.
Keep, give away and throw away. Label three boxes as keep, donate and trash. As you approach an area, evaluate the value or necessity of every possession. If you haven’t used an item in 9-12 months, it’s probably safe to assume you don’t need it.
Invest in storage. After you’ve gotten rid of unnecessary clutter, concentrate on finding proper storage for your remaining items. Give everything a home by using solutions such as spice racks, under-the-bed storage, filing cabinets, and over-the-door organizers.
Declutter regularly. As life progresses, you’ll continue to accumulate more things, but don’t let this discourage your efforts. Make it a goal to sort through your belongings regularly, and you’ll reap the benefits of living in an orderly home.