Over time you can accumulate so much stuff within your home and your life. All of your possessions end up being called stuff simply because you have so much all piled up that it is hard to tell what is good, worthwhile, and worth keeping! Decluttering your home and decluttering your life will make you feel better, and, once implemented, it is a change that will resonate with others around you and within other areas of your life. So, what have you got to lose? Of course, decluttering is not a quick process, but if you start as soon as you can, you will have it done in no time at all.
Improving How You Feel About Your Home
When you have decluttered, you will look at your home differently, and you will enjoy living in your home that little bit more too. Harbouring unnecessary items will not make you feel good, and it will eventually weigh down how you think and how you feel. So, focus on decluttering one area or one room at a time, and then carry on working through your home systematically.
Organising and Decluttering
When you declutter, you will come across things you want to keep, and of course, that is fine, but what do you do with the items that you want to keep? Well, you organise them of course. You begin by labelling items, and then from here, you look at labelling and storing those items that are used less often. For example, if you are not decorating in the foreseeable future, you could box up and label your painting tools and equipment that has been left around. Boxing up items and sorting through your possessions will make you feel better, and it will improve your mental health and wellbeing.
See What Hidden Value is hiding in Your Home
When you are organising and decluttering, you will come across those items that you no longer want to keep. However, don’t be tempted to just throw these things away. Always ensure that you get items valued even if they are broken because you just never know what you have. For instance, that broken piece of jewellery may be sold on, and the cash released put towards a holiday of your dreams. Or, you may find an antique clock that you think is worthless, but it could well be one of the Faberge clocks that cost more than your house or home contents put together. Sorting through items before you dispose of them may sound tedious, but you never truly know what you have until you declutter and organise.
What Do You Need in Your Life and Home Moving Forwards?
Once you have decluttered and organised your life and home, you will not want to slip into old ways again. So, moving forwards, think about how you can live more sustainably. For instance, why not focus on buying clothes that last longer and that you can wear for longer than a few weeks after they have been washed more than once. Or, look at reducing the waste you create by using refillable products and bottles. Living more sustainably is a lifestyle, and it is a life choice that will positively affect how you live.