Tidy House Tidy Mind: Suggestions To Keep The Clutter At Bay
15 Aug 2018
Sometimes clutter can build up in our homes when we really don’t need it to. It can be because you don’t have enough storage, you have moved into a smaller property or simply you are just struggling to get rid of it. But clutter can really affect your mindset and the way you feel in your home. They don’t say “tidy house, tidy mind” for nothing. So I wanted to suggest some of the things you could do to declutter and ways you can get rid of it for good.
Spend five minutes a day getting rid of clutter
One of the quickest and easiest ways to keep clutter at bay is to spend five minutes of your day to get rid of anything you see that doesn’t belong. It might be that you choose to get rid of papers, organise a shelf or a cupboard or look in your wardrobe and use the five minutes to declutter clothes you no longer want or need. It is a great way to keep on top of things and to slowly rid yourself of the clutter for good.
Create storage options to keep things tidy
The next thing to think about would be to keep storage to a minimum. A great way to do that would be to consider creating storage solutions to ensure that everything has its own place. If you are struggling for inspiration then websites like Pinterest could be the ideal thing to look at. If you have storage you can then ensure that you keep things neat and tidy, and it is also another way to highlight clutter you no longer need because if there is no space for it, and you don’t want it anymore, do you really need it?
Donate unwanted furniture to organisations that need it
Sometimes we just don’t know what to do with the things we don’t want anymore, and when it comes to larger items like furniture you may choose to just store it instead. But donating it to charities or organizations that can put it to good use such as Habitat for Humanity could be the ideal solution. It gets it out of your home and it also goes to worthy causes, helping others in need.
Sell unwanted things online to boost your income
Maybe you like the idea of selling unwanted items online and this can be a great way to boost your income. Many people who buy on online selling platforms like eBay are prepared to collect large items if they are local, and also you may find that smaller items can easily be posted or couriered. It may take up a bit of your time, but it could be a great way to fund your next project or family vacation.
Be proud of your home
Finally, everyone has the prerogative to be house proud, and less clutter can help your home to appear tidy and welcoming to you and your family as well as others that might come to visit.
I hope that these ideas have inspired you to declutter your home.