The near year is finally here and that means we should all make resolutions to improve our lives. Everyone has some kind of junk lying around their home, which can have a negative effect on your mood. Whether it is a couple of bags or twenty bags, it is always a good feeling to get rid of things you don’t need. Let’s take a look at the steps you can take to declutter your home.
Declutter Your Home With Specific Goals
The first thing you should do before starting any project is to set achievable goals. This means that you will need to create a plan instead of beginning to declutter your home aimlessly.
An example of a specific goal would be planning on decluttering the living room on Saturday and the bedroom on Sunday. This will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed when you begin decluttering your home. Many people get overwhelmed before they even begin and abandon the project altogether. A goal will keep you on track and help push you forward to getting this task done.
Make a Sorting System
The next step after making a plan is to create a system so you can sort the items as you are going through them. An example of a sorting system would be to create three boxes: one for keeping, one for donating, and one for storage. Also get one large plastic bag for trash and one for recycling.
Getting Rid of What You Don’t Need
After you’ve sorted the items, you’ll be able to decide how to organize them even further. Some items can be donated, recycled, or sold if they have considerable value. However, it isn’t worth trying to sell things of little value for just a few bucks. You will be more successful at decluttering if you bite the bullet and donate those items instead.
Re-Organizing The Home
Now you can begin re-organizing the home since you’ve removed the items you don’t need. This is the fun part since your home is finally clutter-free from all the items that have been taking up space.
Every item you have decided to keep should have a place that it always lives. After you use it, it should always go back to that place. This is the only way to keep your house organized after you have decluttered it.
A Clean Home is a Happy Home
It is no secret that clutter can affect our moods. It is not relaxing to come home from work every day and find that our house is littered with items. Fortunately, decluttering isn’t difficult when you have a plan. Use our guide to declutter your home the right way. You will notice a boost in your mood and energy after you do.