It’s easy for belongings to accumulate over time and turn your once peaceful space into a disorganised mess. Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With our beginner’s guide, you’ll be well on your way to simplifying your space in no time.
Step 1: Start with a plan
First, create a plan of action. Take a look around your home and decide which areas need the most attention. It’s best to start with one room at a time and break it down into smaller tasks to make it more manageable. Set a realistic timeline for each task to keep yourself on track.
Pro tip: Take before and after photos to keep you motivated and track your progress.
Step 2: Sort and categorise
Next, it’s time to sort through your belongings and categorise them into piles. One pile should be for items you want to keep, another for items to donate and a third for items to throw away. Be honest with yourself and ask whether each item truly brings you joy or serves a purpose.
Pro tip: Get rid of duplicate items and try to keep sentimental items to a minimum.
Step 3: Purge and donate
Now that you’ve created your piles, it’s time to start purging. Throw away any items that are in the throw-away pile right away – don’t procrastinate on this one. For items in good condition in your donate pile – take them straight to a local charity or thrift store. Just because you created the piles in step two doesn’t mean you won’t change your mind, so it’s good to get the donation and throw away piles before your inner hoarder takes over!
Pro tip: Create a donation station in your home and make a habit of adding to it regularly.
Step 4: Organise what’s left
With the excess items out of the way, it’s time to organise what’s left. Invest in storage solutions like shelving, baskets and bins to keep things tidy. Make sure to label everything to make finding what you need a breeze. Stackable containers and baskets are a great option as you can use them to make use of vertical space, which is often forgotten about.
Pro tip: Use vertical space to your advantage by installing shelves or hanging storage options.
Step 5: Maintain the clutter-free lifestyle
The key to maintaining a clutter-free home is to make it a habit. Make a conscious effort to regularly evaluate your belongings and get rid of anything that no longer serves a purpose. A little effort goes a long way in keeping your space organised and clutter-free.
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