As much as I like being organised, there are moments where it get’s out of hand and I end up going back to square one and restarting all over again. Most of the time it’s because I haven’t decluttered for a while and that goes wrong real quick and doing it after a while does help to feel that you’re getting a hand on what’s in your home. Plus once you remove all the clutter, it really does feel good and makes your home cleaner and your life much more easier. That’s why today am here to tell you how to declutter your home.
First thing you need to do is analyse what you have around your house, go into each room and see what you have and know which room to start with. If you were organised before and you just declutter once in a while, then you probably already know what’s in every room. I showed you a while back how I get organised and how it has made my life so much better. Once you’ve perused through each room, we now get into the nitty gritty and here are questions you will have to answer in the process.
2.WHEN DID I LAST USE/WEAR IT?
This is where your brain may play tricks on you and tell you that you may wear it or use it in the next month or if you lose the last ten pounds. Please do not listen to your brain at this point if you haven’t used/worn it in the past 3 months just get rid of it and don’t second guess yourself. Onto the next question
3.DO I REALLY NEED IT?
Maybe you bought it impulsively and thought that you may need it but just as the previous question asked, if you haven’t used it, that means that you never needed it and it’s just taking up space for no reason. If you don’t need it, do yourself a favour and out it goes. If you feel bad about throwing it away, then make yourself feel better by donating the items and you will not feel that bad about it.
4.DO I THINK I MIGHT USE/WEAR IT?
Your brain will try you again and tell you that there is something you can do with it, well there isn’t because if you needed it, you would have used it and so there’s no point of thinking that you just might later on. So you see, it will be like a mind game but you can do it and just imagine how your house will be without all that clutter that has been hanging around and not helping you in any way.
5.HOW MANY OF THE SAME DO I HAVE?
In my last post here, I talked about how impulse buying just costs you too much money and you will notice this when decluttering where you start finding multiples of the same thing, and then you even wonder when did you get it. If you can count three of the same thing, you need to get it together and just keep one. Honestly, I found three sweaters of the same kind just in different colours and I denied that I was the one who bought them, but once I got rid of two, it created space to get a different item. If you find multiples, keep one and that’s it.
After all that, the last thing into decluttering your home is to organise frequently. I don’t think you would want to go back to how it was once you finish. So try and organise yourself and your home after every month or more depending on how long you can keep it that way. To make your home more welcoming go here. Once you get that done, your life will be much better.
So that’s it, go ahead and start because you now know how to declutter your home. I hope this was helpful and If you have anything else to add on this list do share and tell me in the comments below. For my other posts and news, find them in my facebook page here.