A good home decluttering is a great way to de-stress and make your everyday life easier.
When your home is free of clutter, everything has a place, and you know exactly where it is. This alone can diminish emotional overwhelm and anxiety, which leads to a happier life!
If you’ve let the clutter build-up, there’s no better time than now to purge your items and make your home more minimalist and organized. Here, we’re sharing our top tips for decluttering small spaces. Just keep on reading to find out what they are!
1. Start Small
When most people begin the task of decluttering, they often get overwhelmed by the amount that they have to do. This turns them off from the project altogether, so you must start small.
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Set a time for just 15 minutes. Once you’re ready, focus on one single space (this can be a drawer, a pantry, the refrigerator) and go through the items there. Knowing you only have to work for 15 minutes will help you push through, and you’ll find that these small spaces will often be cleaned in less than that!
2. Have Designated Bags for Decluttered Items
Before you go through a space in your home, get designated grocery bags to put your decluttered items in.
This can be a bag for donations, giving to a friend, or tossing in the trash. It might sound simple, but organizing the items you’re getting rid of will help the entire process go a lot smoother!
3. Purge Items You Don’t Use
If there’s an item in your home that’s taking up space, consider how much you actually use that item.
Ask yourself when the last time you used the item was, and if it’s been more than half a year, it’s time to let the item go. You don’t want precious space in your home is taken up by superfluous items, do you?
For instance, if you have vintage jewelry such as a ring or a necklace that you no longer wear or cherish, selling it can be a great way to declutter your space while also potentially earning some extra cash. There are various online platforms and local jewelry stores that specialize in buying vintage pieces, ensuring that your jewelry finds a new home where it will be appreciated.
4. Organize as You Declutter
Going through that annoying “catch-all” drawer or purging the cabinets under the sink? Be sure to organize as you declutter items, as this will help keep things in designated spots that are easy to reach.
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Try using bins, containers, and other items that can hold things. Organize your items in a way that makes sense to you, and if you’re feeling up to it, print out labels to paste onto the organizers!
5. Take Everything Out
Wherever you plan on tackling some home cleaning, take everything out! This means emptying that drawer or taking all of the toiletries out from under the sink in the bathroom.
This will help you see how much stuff you have, and the open space in the area will motivate you to get rid of more.
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Eliminate Stress With Home Decluttering This Spring
A cluttered, unorganized home environment can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. That’s why you should go through your items this spring and purge what you aren’t using. Now that you’re aware of these tips, you can complete your home decluttering more confidently. Good luck!
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