We naturally have a thing for collecting things and a mentality that “it’ll be used later”. As the years go by, your spacious home becomes a storage for knick knacks with little room to breathe. As you are preparing yourself for the big moving day, now will be the perfect opportunity to Declutter. It is not as overwhelming as you think.
Here are some helpful tips for Decluttering your Home:
ORGANIZEHere is what you determine which items are truly going to go to a donation, to the trash, garage sale or with you. Make an area as your ‘no clutter zone’. Always start on one side of the room, one room at a time. Each room should be labeled to keep organized. Ask yourself, do you love it? Are you going to use it? If the answer is no, get rid of it. Visualize your end result.
BEGIN WITH SMALLOkay! If I start on the big items such as clothing, I can tackle the small. WRONG! Once we clean out the closet and look at all of the little items around, motivation is gone and gets pushed off delaying your packing and adds stress! DE-clutter! You don’t want to be in your new home to see a box labeled ‘junk’ just to be taking space.
SET AN ALLOTTED TIMEWe understand, your day to day is occupied with work, or your kids, school, activities, errands or your pets. Set time for yourself each day as you are getting closer to the move day to organize and pack. Be consistent as you can daily.
THROW ON THE TUNES
Who said packing is stressful? It is a new chapter in your life so why not make the best of it and throw on your playlist as you sort through your items, share memories, get a good laugh in from all of those old silly costumes and Christmas sweaters, photos or sentimental items.
Benefits of Decluttering your Home
- Less to clean
- Less to organize
- Reduced Stress
- Less Debt – Spending less time shopping for material possessions and adding to the clutter means your wallet and bank accounts remain fuller.
- More financial freedom. Decluttering, paired with minimalism, will help you build up savings to keep you protected in case of unexpected emergencies.
- More energy to spend on what you enjoy
Additional Decluttering your Home Tips
Work for 5 minutes at a time
You can build up momentum with 5 minutes at a time.
Fill an entire trash bag
Get a trash bag and fill it as fast as you can with things you can donate. Doneate the things you never wear.
Look at your home the way a first time visitor would
Walk into your house and look at it like you were visiting a friend. What kind of first impression do you get? Make changes accordingly.
Take before and after photos
Choose a room or area and take a photo before you make the changes. Then quicly clean out the items in the photo and take another photo. When you see how your house could look it motivates you to continue decluttering your home.
We hope you enjoyed our tips for decluttering your home. Read more about our tips for cleaning your new home.