How to De-clutter your home

Desperate helpless woman sitting on sofa in messy living room. Young girl surrounded by many stack of clothes. Disorder and mess at home, copy space

Cluttered living space can really affect the overall quality of one’s home life. You feel consumed by the utter mess and chaos that clutter is causing in your home and start to feel like a stranger in what was once your safe haven. This typically happens when the amount of clutter has reached an all-time high and you don’t really know how to begin tackling it! Well, what if we told you that you could get rid of clutter in your home once and for all? Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, let’s make that dream come true with these incredibly helpful tips to de-clutter your house! Some of which have been provided by our friends over at Calgary Cleaning Services 

De-Clutter One Room at a Time
If you’re overwhelmed by the clutter that has accumulated over the past months or years, start with one room. When dealing with a smaller area, you are motivated to get a move on things because it doesn’t seem like too much work or very time-consuming. It also helps to work in a systematic manner to ensure that you are not creating a bigger mess in one place while tackling another. For example, if you’re de-cluttering your bookstand, finish it off because moving on to the next task.

Donate and Discard
Be realistic about the possessions you own and determine which of them are doing nothing more than causing clutter in your home. From items that need to be repaired to things that you don’t even need or use anymore; it’s time to get rid of useless items and donate those things that are of no use to you anymore. Use boxes for items to donate and garbage bags for rubbish.

Get Organized
Believe it or not, most household clutter is caused by unorganized spaces. From unfiled papers to messy storage spaces; clutter comes in many forms! Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of the way you organize things as it accounts for your home’s overall tidiness. Part of organizing involves sorting through drawers and cabinets to make sure that you aren’t keeping any unwanted or broken items, and rearranging them in an orderly manner.

Buy Something > Get Rid of Something Policy
While we often buy stuff that we don’t really need, shopping for new things now and then is inevitable. In fact, this is one of the reasons why our home ends up getting cluttered because we’re bringing things in and nothing is going out! That is, of course, until you adopt the ‘buy something > get rid of something’ policy! For example, if you buy a new sweater, consider giving away an old one that you no longer use.

Make De-Cluttering a Habit
If you aren’t on the lookout for it, clutter can creep into your home again and take you back to square one! Therefore, it’s important for you and other household members to develop de-cluttering habits to maintain a neat and tidy home. One way to do this is by inspecting each room in your house every couple of days to ensure that rubbish or unwanted things aren’t accumulating. It’s also advisable to encourage family members to put things back in their respective places so that your tables and other furniture pieces aren’t being cluttered up unnecessarily.

That’s right; all it takes is a small amount of effort and time to keep your home clutter-free! Not to mention, it’ll help make our house cleaning services exponentially easier and more effective.

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