Nobody likes a cluttered home. Even the cleanest of homes still look messy with too much clutter around. Having too much clutter also makes it more difficult to clean, find the things you’re looking for and means a lot of things sit around unused or unwanted. Decluttering is said to relieve stress and anxiety, making your home more harmonious.
Having a good clear out can help give your home the makeover it deserves. Read some tips on giving your home a fast transformation with these decluttering tips.
Just get started!
You could put off decluttering your home week after week, but all that’s going to achieve is having even more clutter pile up in your home. What’s stopping you from making a start? Tackle each room at a time and start sifting through EVERYTHING. Get boxes/bags ready to either keep, clear, donate and recycle and start being ruthless with everything in your home. If an item (particularly clothing) hasn’t been used in up to two years, perhaps it’s time it went.
Make some money from your unwanted items
A good motivator for clearing your home is having a bit of extra cash to put towards some new items for your wardrobe, some furniture or home improvements. There are many places you can sell your unwanted goods, including eBay, Amazon and Gumtree. You could sell larger items on places like Facebook and use same day couriers to ship your items quickly to their new home. You can also give unwanted items to charity – the British Heart Foundation is a great charity willing to take your unwanted furniture that’s still in a good condition.
Reorganise and put away
One of the joys of decluttering is that you’re given a lot of new space to organise your home and keep it decluttered permanently. Investing in some new storage solutions can help you find a place for everything, even in the smallest of homes. By altering the way you approach the clutter in your home, you can develop some excellent new habits that will keep your home in tip-top shape.
Get the decluttering bug
Getting the decluttering bug is easy. Just like a tube of Pringles – once you pop, you can’t stop! You can find decluttering inspiration everywhere from the delightful Mrs Hinch on Instagram to Marie Kondo on Netflix. Maintaining an interest in the latest decluttering tips and trends can inspire excellent habits that will keep your home looking like a pristine showhome.
Decluttering is one of the easiest ways to transform your home and give it a stylish new makeover. There are many links between your home and your mental health that are worth exploring to make your home a happier one. You can tackle your decluttering one go or do it bit by bit – the decision is yours, but give it a try to see the difference it could make to your home and your life.