Master The Art Of Decluttering
The idea of decluttering can fill us with feelings of excitement and dread. This mixture of emotions is caused by the initial flourish of motivation that clearing your immediate environment of needless junk promotes, but also the realization that you have a mammoth task to achieve the minimalist lifestyle that you aspire to. Before you feel too overwhelmed to embark on your decluttering mission, take a look at these strategies to help you create a meaningful plan to organize your life for the better.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Don’t launch headlong into your decluttering mission by reaching for the bin bags and filling them up with anything and everything you can get your hands on. You’ll quickly burn out, you won’t be able to see the impact of your foray into decluttering, and you’ll quickly lose focus and start to procrastinate. Instead, draw up a plan. Take your decluttering mission room by room. Start with the room you spend the most time in. If you manage to get your living room or kitchen free from the stuff you haven’t used for six months or more, you’ll feel hugely motivated to continue with your task.
Give Stuff Away And Sell
By donating some of what you consider is junk, you will be providing somebody else with something they deem incredibly useful. The old adage of what is one man’s junk is another man’s treasure is very true. If you spy some items or objects that you may be able to make some money out of, then list them on an online auction site or put them in the local classifieds. It’s not uncommon to make a handsome sum when clearing out your old stuff.
Take A Look Outside
Don’t limit your decluttering feat to the inside of your home. Flex your eco-credentials and take a look in your garden and think about clearing some of your redundant decking, rockery and old plants. If you have a lot of stuff to shift and the task appears daunting, you should consider hiring a grab lorry to make your mission easier and quicker. With a mobile skip and digger, you’ll find it simple to shift the clutter and retain a blank canvas on which to simplify your garden area.
Set Aside Time
Many people begin their decluttering with great gusto and make light work of the living room and the kitchen and possibly the utility space. However, with work, the kids and other errands getting in the way, it can become easy to lose momentum. Ensure that you create a timetable to dedicate some time to the all-important decluttering. Even if it is fifteen minutes here and there, you’ll be surprised at just how quickly you’ll be able to fill a bin bag or two. You’ll become more ruthless and more efficient with your decluttering fingers removing all manner of items and objects from your cramped spaces.
There is no better time than the new year to declutter your home. Grab yourself a bin bag, put on some motivating music and get clearing your stuff today.