Have you wondered how to purge and declutter your home? Decluttering your home can be surprisingly challenging if you try to tackle it all in a single day. One of the golden rules of cleaning up your home is to take it slow and steady, especially if you have other important commitments to worry about. This is actually the biggest roadblock when it comes to clearing up your home. A lot of people believe that they have other responsibilities that are slightly more important than maintaining their home, and this mentality leads them to neglect some of their home responsibilities due to the work or family-related matters.
So in this post, we’ll be taking a look at a couple of stress-free ways to slowly purge and declutter your home and finally clear up some of the unsightly mess in your home.
Work from one room to another
One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to tackle their entire house when decluttering. This can be extremely time-consuming and will have slow results. In addition, it’ll feel daunting because you have a huge task ahead of you. This can put a lot of people off decluttering their home. The better option is to actually work on one room at a time. Start with your living room or any other room that you use on a regular basis, then work from one end of the room to another. Work through it slowly and you’ll see gradual improvement, even if you only spend a few minutes each day cleaning up.
Keeping track of your progress
One of the best ways to motivate yourself while decluttering is to take before and after pictures of a room or section. It’s a great way to see your progress and it’s also something you can share with friends and family members for a bit of encouragement. You can think of it as a pack on your back for a job well done.
If you have a lot of stuff, designate a room as storage
If you’re lucky enough to have an extra room available, you can designate it as a storage room to dump all of your stuff in to be sorted and either thrown out or stored into its own box or shelf. Alternatively, you could also consider renting a storage shed if you don’t have much space in your home or garden. Once you’ve thrown out anything that’s not essential to your daily life, you can start thinking about separating your clutter into stuff that you need, could sell and don’t need.
Different storage ideas
There are countless different storage & organizing ideas for you to try out. Whether it’s hanging wire baskets, under-stair storage options or adding shelves to your basement, there are many creative ways to add a bit more storage space to your home. We suggest trying out a range of different ideas once you’ve managed to clear up some of the clutter. This will give you more space to store your belongings without simply dumping it into boxes and stacking them high.
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