It’s been a while since we started our “How to De-Clutter Your Home” series. We’re hoping that your home is starting to look a bit less cluttered by now thanks to our tips in part one, but if you are still struggling with getting your home in order, worry no longer!
In this instalment, we’re going to look at how you can organise your home effectively so that you feel like you have space to breathe. All our tips are super quick and easy to do; the hard part is making sure you stick to it!
So let’s get started! Here’s the second instalment of Treasure4U’s top tips for those who feel overwhelmed by their clutter!
Clear One Area
The easiest way to start the de-cluttering process is to clear out one area so that you have somewhere to work with.
This could be your kitchen table, an area around your couch so that you have somewhere comfy to sit or simply your dining table. You need to make sure that you limit what you place in this area, otherwise that will also become cluttered. Keep it a clutter-free zone by making sure everything is sorted through and put away, leaving only the important items that are used on a daily basis.
Once this area has been sorted and put away where necessary, begin expanding this clutter-free zone to the surrounding areas.
Designate an area for all the post and important papers that you will need on a daily basis and make sure that you only use this area. Limiting the area that your post can dominate will make you realise just how much paper you hoard.
This should also motivate you to check through all your mail, especially when your designated area starts building up. Throw away all the junk mail that you don’t want, and make sure you dispose of any personal mail that you don’t need securely.
Visualise the Room
Take a step back for a moment and have a think about how you would like your room to look. Identify what you are wanting to keep and where it will be positioned in the room as well as what you don’t want to be there.
Figuring out what is essential is the key to a perfectly de-cluttered room. If you can identify what should be there and what shouldn’t, your de-cluttering will take no time at all.
Have a “Maybe” Area.
Sometimes when sorting through your possessions you will know exactly what you want to keep and what to let go, but there will always be that one item that crops up which you are unsure of.
Creating a “maybe” area will allow you to place items that you don’t know what to do with in an easily accessible area. Once you are done de-cluttering that room, place all the “maybe’s” into a box and set a reminder to check the contents of the box in e few months time.
When you check on the box, determine what items you really do need and can’t live without.
Pull out your drawers and empty the contents onto the floor. Create piles which will contain clothes which you need, clothes which can be donated or sold and clothes which don’t belong in that drawer.
This will help you see what drawer space you have to work with, as well as allowing you to have a sort out of your clothing.
These are just some of the things that you can do to help minimise the amount of clutter that you have in your home. Taking 10 or 15 minutes out of your day to keep on top of your newly organised home can make a huge difference when it comes to keeping tidy.
If you have come across some items that you no longer want while de-cluttering and want to sell stuff for cash, don’t hesitate to contact our team today by calling 07708 687862 or 07809 211809 today.