After a hectic day at work, you return to your home and you feel it is better to be in office rather than being in this cluttered home? It’s time that you declutter your home. Imagine how soothing it will be to walk into a clean and an organized home.
Categorize your things
To begin with, first try to identify the clutter in your home. Anything that you have not used in a year can be called clutter. Be it clothes you have not worn in a year, previous year greeting cards or small sized clothes. You need to organize things in your home into these categories 1) To be organized 2) For charity 3) for sale 4) To Garbage.
Organize your things
Things to be organized are those that are in use and have to be organized in their proper places. If you really don’t know how to organize and keep thing neat, Google it… Yes, you heard it right!! There is a bunch of information on the web, to help you understand how you keep things organized. If necessary, invest in your time and money in buying organizers for certain things like accessories, shoe racks, etc. If you want it to be more economical, Google will help you with a lot of DIYs that are pocket friendly.
Make sure that everything in your house goes into its appropriate place. If you have too many tiny things that cannot be categorized properly, then a drawer or a container may come in handy. But be cautious that you don’t use too many of them, because you may again end up in piling up clutters and you will need to start again from the scratch.
Identify things that are in perfect shape, but you no longer use and donate them to charity. Try to get away with things meant for charity as quick as possible. In this way you will not be tempted to get them back into your home.
Identify the things that need to move out of your house right away. These things can either be moving out of your house either for sale or to the trash. Who will not entertain the idea of getting extra cash by selling out your things that are lying useless in the basement?
Set Achievable Goals
Create small achievable goals. Many of us are not efficient enough to spend the entire day in decluttering. Create simple, achievable goals. Once you achieve you will be motivated to proceed further with the decluttering mission. If you start decluttering with no specific goal or plan, you will be at nowhere at the end of the day.
You can declutter one room a day. If you feel like you need minimum 2 days for decluttering a room, you can go ahead. Don’t stress yourself too much and don’t make decluttering a tiresome job. When you are decluttering, think of an object in terms of its usefulness rather than its sentimental value. Of course, there are exceptions. Your grandma’s side table may be so close to your heart, in that case you can do away with your own.
Make decluttering your lifestyle
Imagine you spent an entire week decluttering your home and after a few weeks you are back to square one. Then there is no point in wasting your time and energy in decluttering your home. Once you are done with decluttering, make sure you follow the decluttering rules and say a big “No” to let clutters into your home.
Before you buy anything, think if it is really necessary. Think of the maintenance both in terms of time and money it might demand from you. If you can afford both and is necessary, then you are good to go with the purchase.
- Buy things that are absolutely necessary.
- Do not try to save things that are not required “now” but you might need them in the “future”.
- Do not try to keep the dresses that are small for you now, but might fit when you become ‘slim’.
- Make sure to follow the 1 in and 1 out method. This ensures that enters into your home is of great use and you will think twice before you buy anything.
Be it the photos or some kind of documents, scan them and store it in your laptop and upload in safer places. Many Bills can be paid online and will save you from maintaining a folder of bills. You can even think of replacing your loved books if you can manage to get an e-book.
Artificial Greenery magnifies the beauty of your home
Decluttering not only means to remove the unwanted but also adding beauty to your home. You can consider decorating your home with faux plants that is inexpensive both in terms of cost and time. There is no maintenance cost nor time involved in having these little wonders in your living place. Another important reason to opt for artificial plants is that the real plants doesn’t thrive well in all rooms. So Irrespective of the lightings or location of the room, the artificial ones will brighten up your room. Fill that empty place in your living room with an exquisite silk plant. Elegant artificial plants add a dash of vibrancy to your space. Your room will be livelier and more appealing than ever!
Who will not love a fresh flower look? Introducing flowers could really give a new dimension to your rooms. But real flowers won’t be pocket friendly. Silk flowers will solve your problem. It is almost impossible to differentiate the silk flowers from the natural ones. Silk Orchids make your rooms vibrant by adding a dash of freshness to your rooms. You can grab the attention of your guests by putting your faux floral arrangement of your taste and style into some unique kind of vases. You will be surprised to discover how artistic you are and where this creativity has been all these years?
When you declutter your home, first you will acquire a sense of achievement. This in turn will boost your mental health. The studies indicate women who feel that their houses are cluttered seem to be more stressed than women from organized homes. A bit of planning and disciplined lifestyle will go a long way in making your life simply awesome!