There is nothing wrong with owning a few things. Actually, some things make life easier, more comfortable, pretty and happier.
What about the things that weigh you down? The things that make you feel crowded, heavy and overwhelmed in your own space. This is all clutter.
These are a few guides and tips to keeping your home clutter free.
1. MONTHLY PURGING SESSION
Have a monthly item purge. Find items you don’t need and get rid of them, recycle, give to a friend or family member or give the items out to charity. This is especially helpful if you are just starting out.
2. SHOP CAREFULLY
Go shopping only if you really need something. Stop impulse buying and catch yourself before spending your money on something you don’t really need. Ask yourself questions like : Do I need this item? Is it necessary? Will I use it regularly? Learn to say no to things you know you won’t be using.
3. WHY DID YOU START?
Remind yourself of the reason you started the decluttering process. Maybe it was to keep your house neat and clean or to stay organized.
4. MANAGE SENTIMENTAL ITEMS
A lot of people don’t get rid of excess items because of their sentimental values. For what it’s worth, I recently went through a decluttering process and found some items I didn’t want to get rid of. But I did. Little things like receipts, cards and letters. You can always take a photo of the item, that way the idea of it will always be with you.
5. STAY INSPIRED
Find some inspiration. You can go online or find spaces that inspire you in magazines. Talk to like minded people who are going through the same decluttering process and get some tips from them.
6. NO SPEND CHALLENGE
Create a no-spend challenge for yourself and to add to the fun ask your family and friends to join in. Take one day where you don’t spend your money on anything. Also an easier one would be to spend less than you do for a month, and see the difference.
7. CREATE NEW HABITS
Adopt tidy habits to improve your life and that will help you keep clutter out of the house. Habits like cleaning as you cook or keeping the kitchen counters and tables clear.
When choosing to keep something ask yourself, “If I lost this by mistake, would I even care or just be glad?” – Cassie T
Do you have any other tips to keeping your home clutter free?
Keep you posted till next time