Decluttering is not just a way of organizing things, it is also a form of self-care. Yes, that’s right. Decluttering can help reduce stress. Nobody wants to come home to a messy house. It only adds to the feeling of frustration after a busy day of work and just bring negative energy into your life.
Ready to declutter yet? If you are still unsure about it, read 5 Reasons Why Decluttering is Important and discover why decluttering is necessary. If yes, but don’t know where to start, then this is the right page for you.
All set to start your decluttering journey? We've got your back. Check out five easy tips and ideas on how to declutter your home.
1. Make a plan
The best way to get things done according to your expectations is to simply make a plan. Looking at your clutter and not knowing what to do with them can be so frustrating. If you set specific goals, laid out plans, and write what you want to achieve, you’ll know where and what to focus first.
You probably have four or more rooms in your house. You can’t go through all of it at once. The best way to start is to recognize which room needs more attention. Work on that room first, down to the less messy one. Remember not to overdo it. Schedule when to declutter each room and don’t get frustrated if you can’t finish on the time you set for yourself. Remember, there is always tomorrow.
2. Prepare sorting system
Now that you’ve already made a plan and set goals, it’s time to talk about the things you need in starting your decluttering journey. Don’t worry, it’s nothing fancy. All you need is five boxes, or make it ten in case you need more space.
What are those boxes for? Those are the only tools you need to identify things you want to keep, throw, donate, sell, or recycle. Label each box before you start to avoid confusion.
3. Let go of your clutter
There are four ways of disposing your clutter depending on how you categorize it.
Trash. Those things that are deemed useless and should be thrown out immediately. If there’s just a minimal number of trash items, then you can just use your household garbage bin. If you have a lot to dispose of, you can rent a dumpster that will take care of it.
Sell. You can earn money from decluttering as well. Yup, this is sort of killing two birds with one stone. Post your clutter online or do a garage sale. It might not be much but at least it’s something.
Donate. If you are not into selling, you can always choose to donate clothes, shoes, books, and even household items in good condition to your local charity. It might mean nothing to you but for the people who doesn’t have much, it means a lot.
Recycle. Aside from helping others by donating, you can also help mother nature by recycling. Separate papers, glass, and plastics and carry it to the nearest recycling drop off location.