Tips on How To Declutter Your Home | Modern Mummy

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Tips on How To Declutter Your Home


Decluttering your home is something that not everyone likes the idea of doing, but it needs doing regardless. There's no denying I'm a maximalist, but even I appreciate having a clear out every once in a while - especially in the run up to Christmas, when you know lots of new 'stuff' is going to creep in. Keeping on top of your clutter means you have to do it fewer times each year, so here are a few tips on how to declutter your home efficiently.

Do It As A Household 
Having to do a declutter on your own can be pretty demoralising when you have no one around to help motivate you. When you've got a household to get involved, you can assign certain tasks to different people, and doing it together will make it more doable. It also helps your children or partner understand they need to keep on top of all the things that are brought into the house and to have a respect for their surroundings.

Consider Your Feelings 
When you’re trying to get rid of something, it can often be hard when you’ve got an emotional attachment to it. I'm the worst for keeping things like old train tickets and tickets to shows and museums. It’s a good idea to separate your feelings when going through the clutter and figuring out whether something is worth holding onto or not. If you’re questioning it, then it’s probably because you need to throw it out. Always think with your head and not so much your heart when you’re trying to do a clear out.

Organise A Waste Removal 
A waste removal is helpful when trying to do a large house clearance, otherwise you'll go through a lot of hassle to get rid of all the rubbish yourself. When doing a declutter, you are likely to get through more than a few bin bags, so it’s worth organising a collection ahead of time. That way, it will spur you on to actually get the job done and then the bags of recycling won't just be sitting around gathering dust or getting in the way. (Make sure you use a reputable company that you know will dispose of your rubbish properly).

Create A Sorting System 
When it comes to the process, try to create a system that works for you and your household. Take it room by room or assign rooms to different people depending on who uses them. For children, try to create donation piles from their old toys and clothes. Encourage them to give and say that they’d be giving to those who are less fortunate and haven’t got toys or clothes like theirs. Children can be so giving if you say the right things!

Decluttering may take a little time, but once it’s done, it’ll make all the difference to the look and feel of your home as a whole. Find a system that works, involve the whole household, and be brutal.
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