Is the state of your home getting you down? Are you totally overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you have and so little space? What you need is a good declutter of your whole home! Decluttering is the process whereby you go through all of your stuff at home and decide whether or not you actually use, need or like it. It is a process that helps you make more space at home getting rid of the clutter and giving every other item a designated home.
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Why should I declutter my home?
There are many reasons why decluttering your home is one of the most important projects you take on:
You’ll create more space
When we declutter our home we are getting rid of clutter. When we get rid of clutter we are creating more space. We give your home a system and set up routines that work in your favour. So when you walk into your home or room you automatically get a calm sensation run through you as you no longer have to look at all that clutter that has been clogging up your shelves. No more clutter on countertops. And no more extra stuff being stuffed into a closet that you cannot bare to open. Do you remember the One with Monica’s messy closet?? lol
You will only keep what you love
With decluttering we use the Marie Kondo method of deciding which items we are keeping: i.e. those that actually bring us joy. We keep those items that we fit into, that we use and that sparks a little bit of joy within us when we are holding it. This is a good method to adopt as it allows you to keep only those items you love. Check out my decluttering book for a full run down of this method.
It will save you money
Decluttering means you take a look at what you already own and know how much space you have left. Therefore when you are tempted by your next purchase you will think twice. Do I have space for this? The rule is one in one out. If you don’t have space then you shouldn’t buy anything new. This will have you shopping less or more precisely, more mindful.
With decluttering you will create a “bin” “keep” and “donate” pile when carrying out the declutter. One other pile, for those that like selling, is a “sell” pile. You can sell your preloved (or even unworn/ unused gifts) items by selling them on sites such as Ebay. This will make you some money from the items you have managed to declutter.
You’ll have less to tidy
With a decluttered home you would have organised your piles into new functional systems giving each item it’s own designated spot. When taking any item out of that spot you know (with the help of labels) that you need to return that item back to that exact spot. This ensures your space is always tidy and in order. So with an organised home, and less stuff, you will have less to tidy as everything is put away straight away. Need help with organising? head over to this post!
How I can help?
I put together a 10-step guide that includes all of the steps I take to declutter your home and mind. A 60-page decluttering e-book that is packed full of tips, hacks and advice including all of my printables in one place.
The areas I have covered in the decluttering e-book include:
- how to declutter
- where to start
- file folding clothes
- tackling paperwork
- decluttering & organising digital files
- making eco-friendly swaps for your home
- managing mind clutter
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