“Declutter your home. Do it now! No, do not wait for another day and try not to get procrastination in way of doing something that you should be doing now. Move over excuses!!”
Ever heard yourself murmuring the above when that is something you’ve been thinking to do and for quite some time?
What tends to happen often is that we often get stuck in the simple and morose of life whilst there are so many other important things that demand our attention. And what is then left is not a morsel, but a giant regret that maybe you should’ve been giving attention where it was really due.
That being said while nothing can ever outlive the mantra- rather a universal truth of life- that home is where the heart is, what’s also important is to remember that you don’t want to keep a place that’s much like your beating heart dirty.
We know that it’s easy to maintain a house when it is somewhat clean and organized but difficult to do so when the spaces inside are cluttered and dirty.
Which brings us to the clear question- just how do you declutter your home and that too, deploying some simple steps?
Having said that, let’s look at some easy ways to declutter your home:
Paying attention to magazines and newspapers
We all have them and in aplenty. Perhaps because of the interesting reads; the nice, crisp and interesting articles and whatnot! But if you think about it, you’ll realize that both magazines and newspapers, over a period of time, tend to get accumulated and hog our vital house spaces.
In some ways, stocking old newspapers and magazines and journals is even a fire hazard.
So, among the simplest of ways in which to ensure you declutter your home, all you need to do is to wind these massive swathes of paper out.
Pay attention to how you can remove the pileups. For instance, plan to read the newspaper whilst you’re having breakfast or the magazines just before hitting bed.
Another step to declutter your home from all the accumulated paper junk is to figure out who’d want to read from the stuff you have. Is it some cousin, friend or even a colleague at your office. If so, simply take it out from your home and give it away what you don’t need.
Get it out of the closet!
Journals thriving on gossip and sensationalism much like Paparazzi may only be concerned with people’s orientation coming out of the closet; but truth be told, there’s so much more to the closet.
Is it not the case?
There tends to be an overaccumulation of dresses, shirts and accessories that though were bought with much enthusiasm at some time, only for them to be kept aside without much interest.
So if you come to notice, you’ll realize that there comes a time where things aren’t really worn or used all that often.
What do you with them. Simply conduct a diagnostic search of the closet and figure out stuff you don’t need anymore and do away with it.
And it’s not as difficult a task as it may seem; use the hanger for it. How so? Well, put the dresses or shirts you wear and still like on the hangar with its hook facing you and similarly, stuff you don’t wear anymore, keep it towards the wall.
Easy to choose then what you wear and what you don’t.
This is a much simpler process that could be resorted to when you want to declutter your home.
Find out that spot in the house that is easy to access and convenient for you. Simply place two baskets there; one will have those articles that you are willing to donate, things you no longer want to keep. And at the same time, use the other basket to keep stuff you are not sure whether you want to donate rightaway.
Come check the second basket once in a month and if it’s still there and you haven’t touched it, then it simply means that you aren’t really going to discard the stuff there.
It’s easy as you like. The previous basket already will have stuff you no longer want to keep so it’s convenient to shun it away.