We’ve just started the new year and one of your new year’s resolutions may be to declutter. That said, it’s easier said than done and it’s not unusual to feel like you don’t where to start. A part of the problem of decluttering is quite often we are emotionally attached to items within our homes that we just cannot get rid of, even though they serve no real purpose. Additionally, it may be that you have become very disorganised or you don’t have great organisational skills and therefore feel lost at where to begin. Keep reading and we will provide you with 5 ways to get you decluttering and feeling organised.
- Is it broken?
If you have an item that is broken in your home and you have already replaced it with a new one, there is no point in hanging onto the broken item. If you have kept it with the view to repair but not got around to it, you could consider donating the item so at least it may come to good use for someone else.
- Needed items, but no space
Many of us have items in our homes that still have a purpose or may be used seasonally but they are cluttering our homes. At this point it may be worth considering a storage locker in which you can store your less used items, without having to get rid of them altogether. Although looking for storage companies may seem like a minefield, all you really need to do is search the internet for storage lockers near me. This search will bring up suitable options within your local area.
- Rubbish bag a day
This may sound a bit unusual, but it will help to declutter your home. the aim is to try and fill a rubbish bag each day, especially from the areas in your home which you feel are the most cluttered. It’s also worth remembering that you don’t have to fill a rubbish bag as such, you could fill a recycling bag instead. This obviously is better for the environment and helps you to do your bit for the environment too.
- Timed decluttering
Let’s be honest, one of the main reasons why our homes become decluttered in the first place is down to the fact that we often think it takes up too much of our precious time to undertake a task that you think will take a while. A way around this is to set yourself a five-minute timer. Give yourself five minutes each day, or every other day, in your most cluttered room and you will soon notice how quickly you can declutter. Five minutes in nothing in the scheme of a day, but can be quite a lot for focussed decluttering.
- Hire A Professional
If you feel that your home is beyond your capabilities when it comes to decluttering, then it may be advisable for you to seek professional assistance. There are lots of companies to choose from that offer decluttering services. All you need to do is a quick search online to find the company that will suit you best.