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Are you getting ready to declutter your home? If so, you probably already know that research indicates that decluttering can help eradicate stress, depression, and many other health issues. Deciding to spring clean is the first step on your road to a healthy, happy, harmonious life. If you've always been a stasher of superfluous stuff you don't really need, congratulations on making the big start! The next step is a little more complicated -- what do you actually need to do to keep your home clutter-free, and how can you do it in as little time as possible? These three simple steps will have your home clear and calm in no time.
Step 1: Make an Itinerary
Planning and organisation go hand in hand. Grab a notepad (paper or PC) and decide which rooms you need to tackle, and what order you should tackle them in. Are you the kind of person who likes to ease your way into unfamiliar territory? If so, start with your least messy room and work your way up to the worst on your list. If you're the kind of person who finds it difficult to sustain momentum, why not try decluttering your messiest room first? If you can manage to get over the hardest hurdle, the rest will seem easy in comparison. Make sure you set yourself achievable goals - you don't have to clean the whole room in one go. Set aside a small amount of your free time each day and spend that time cleaning. If you struggle with motivation, snap a photo of your room at the end of every day. When you compare it to the previous day's photo, you'll get a boost out of seeing your progress.
Step 2: Keep, Sell, Donate, Trash
When you're faced with a room filled with junk, you can easily feel overwhelmed. Luckily, all you have to do is break things down into 4 categories: things to keep; things to sell; things to donate or give away; things to throw away. Get yourself some big boxes or refuse bags and work your way from one side of the room to the other systematically. Remember: all your need to do is put things in the boxes. It's that simple! But be brutal. If you haven't used that cupcake maker or candle holder since the first time you got it, it's probably not something you need to keep. If it's near new and in top quality condition, put it in the sell box. You can get top dollar for many homewares on online buy-and-sell markets. If it's usable but not worth selling, secondhand shops appreciate donations. The proceeds often go to charity, so even if you feel sad about decluttering, you'll feel good about yourself. Anything that's unusable should go straight in the bin. Only your most prized and valuable items should end up in the keep box and nothing more. Stick to this method and you'll be done in no time.
Step 3: Store the Leftovers
If you're usually a clutter-lover, chances are you'll struggle to part with most of your belongings. But that's okay -- as long as you have adequate storage. There are tons of storage options out there, but they fall into three major categories: furniture storage, container storage, and remote storage. Furniture storage is something you probably already have in your home: bookshelves, wardrobes and cupboards are all furnishings intended to store items. Container storage includes everything from plastic boxes to stacking baskets to kitchen racks. The best way to organise and stay clutter-free is to use a mixture of these two types. Sort your items based on type, functionality, colour -- whatever works for you. Use a container for each category, and then store these containers in your cabinets, closets and cupboards. Stylish wooden or patterned containers can be displayed out in the open on shelves. When there's a place for everything, it's easy to keep everything in its place.
Of course, there's only so much space in your home. If you have a lot of stuff that you can't bear to part with, you may need to use remote storage -- storage outside the home. While a garage is a prime example of remote storage, it's usually best to avoid keeping too much there. While your garage isn't part of your home directly, it is a functional room. The most cluttered it is, the more dysfunctional it becomes. An excellent alternative to garage storage is self-storage. Self-storage units offer a secure place to keep your belongings without ruining your home. Generally available in a range of sizes, these units are affordable, safe, and accessible whenever you need them. You can even use self-storage to temporarily stash away items you'll be selling and giving away.
For more information on self storage, contact a company like Dawson Moving.Share
29 January 2016