De-clutter: Your Home
Every year I vow to start afresh and do the whole de-cluttering thing – but do I ever get round to actually following through? Nope! So, this year I have promised myself that I will attempt to de-clutter (one room at a time) and try to keep my home and life as orderly as I can – the whole year! Bring on the challenge… Here are three tips that really helped me de-clutter and bring new life to my home:
- De-clutter one room at a time: It is easy to get overwhelmed when clearing out so try not to focus on it all at once. Start by sorting through one room at a time - this way you are not faced with it all in one go.
- Does it hold any value? (and I don't particularly mean monetary value). Pick up one item at a time and hold it in your hands - does this item mean anything to you? If not, is it really worth keeping?
- And lastly - get into your closet: This is the mammoth task I avoid at all costs! Although - don't get me wrong - when I finally get into clearing out my inordinately full closet I could probably get rid of 50% of its contents (if I am being serious about the task at hand). Normally, I end up keeping 10% of the clothing and shoes I should get rid of because 'what if ...' Don't! Donate it - you're doing a good deed and your closet will thank you for giving it the space it so desperately needs.