It can be very easy for our homes to get overrun by our possessions. When you think about everything that you own, you probably can’t take it all in. Or even remember a great deal of items! Your home can start to look very cluttered but sometimes you don’t realise you need to minimise clutter as well as declutter your home.
Taking the time to get on top of your home is important for your emotional wellbeing. Living in a cluttered environment can make you feel anxious or depressed. Which in turn can affect the motivation to be able to do something about the matter.
Look For Effective Storage Solutions
The first thing that you should consider if your home is getting cluttered is your storage solutions. Having plenty of cupboard, drawer, and wardrobe space is very important to truly declutter your home. However, you should always make sure that there is a sense of order within them. This will help you find your items in a logical manner.
Beds with storage are practical, as they can provide you with a lot of additional space that would usually be considered to be dead. Pullout drawers can hold quite a lot of items such as clothing.
Using Storage Space Effectively
You should go through all of your cupboards and review everything that is in there in a practical and pragmatic manner. If you own a great deal of items, you should consider how much you are likely to use an item.
If you are likely to use an item often, then you should look to put this in the most accessible place. A drawer that is at chest height for example is probably much easier to find items in than a lower drawer. You may want to use this space for things that you will use every day.
Lesser used items can be stored toward the backs of cupboards and drawers.
Letting Go Of Items That You Don’t Need
You will probably have a great deal of items that you really do not need. If these are in good condition, think about selling them online, or donating them to charity. While you may have no use for them, someone else may have. It’s always a good idea to check out local car boot sales if you’re looking to sell things in person.
You should ask yourself with every item that you own, if you haven’t used it for a long time, should you really keep it? You need to be honest with yourself if you are to be able to get your declutter your home.
If you find decluttering too much, there are services out there to help you with the process. Maybe you could use help clearing out your basement because you can’t do any heavy lifting. Or maybe you’ve inherited a mess if a loved one has passed away. It can be difficult to do things on your own, both emotionally and practically.
Unlocking The Psychology Of Clutter
Possessions carry a lot of emotional weight to them, and as such, it can often be hard to get rid of so many of our items. There is a saying that you should be careful about what you own, as your possessions will start to own you. And, there is an element of truth in this for many people. If you feel tied to your possessions, and cannot part with them, even though it is of no use to you, there may be a good reason.
Spending time examining your relationship with the possessions that you own may be beneficial, and it can help you in letting go of things that you do not need anymore.