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With the new year in full swing and the Christmas festivities behind us, there’s no better time to declutter and organise your home.
Below are some tips I like to follow.
#1 Come Prepared
Ever find yourself half-way through cleaning your house and regretting it? The best way to combat this is choosing a day to declutter and organise the house where you have minimal errands planned and can designate 2-3 hours to the task. That way you won’t feel distracted or overwhelmed. Make sure to also have items like shopping bags for items you don’t want to keep and a tape measure for measuring out space for new storage options.
#2 Pick and Commit
Pace yourself and commit to one room at a time so you can do it right. Consider choosing one room per week over a period of time and make it an allocated declutter period. This means every week you will feel accomplished and productive and you will not wear yourself out at the one time. You are doing this to feel good and not add to the stress so why not make that good feeling a weekly one.
#3 Use External Storage
Have you ever noticed the amount of stuff in your house that you don’t need all year round such as sports equipment, Christmas decorations and even big Winter coats? Then it may be a great idea to put them in storage. It is also a great idea to put the unsure items from the step above in storage for a specific time period to allow yourself to realize if you miss these items or not. Companies such as Hire Storage are great to use. It is a secured facility that is monitored 24/7, centrally located and accessible 6 days a week, has the convenience to store from a few days to years, and is affordable. The removalists collect your belongings, safely store it, and will return it to you when you are ready. It makes moving and storing just that much easier and less stressful knowing you have professionals to help you out.
#4 Be Ruthless
Let’s be honest, we all find ourselves clinging onto items we don’t need “just in case” Decluttering and organising your home is the perfect time to say goodbye to this habit. The best way to do this is to take all items and make three piles; one for items you want to keep, one for items you are unsure of and one for items you definitely do not want. With the items you definitely do not want, consider selling them to make extra cash or do a good deed and donate them to charity.