Walking in to a house that has so many things that you would trip over because it takes up even the walking path is in many ways an unpleasant environment and certainly does not give a very tidy or homely feel. In some ways, decluttering your home can make you feel great, calm and also comfortable to be around. Follow these few steps to start on your journey to declutter your home.
Plan a schedule and start small
The decluttering process can be take time according to the size and amount that needs to be decluttered, therefore planning a schedule will help you get more organized. Start with a small area first and work your way up to larger areas. In the beginning you might want to turn the entire house upside down to clear furniture and other household items in one go, but this can well turn out to be overwhelming and only end up discouraging you to reach your goals. Certain small household items can be put away in to a temporary storage space unless there is a use for it. Set reasonable goals so that even if it’s just five minutes of your day, something productive has been achieved.
Get help from friends and family
Doing any activity with your family or friends will be much more fun and manageable than trying to do everything alone. So a good suggestion would be to work with a few others who can help declutter and make the time pass much faster and besides this would be some ideal socializing time. To make the environment more fun, play music out loud and maybe have some food ordered. Apart from helping you enjoy the whole process, friends and family can help with advise and insight in to what kind of items need to be discarded, kept or moved away to a temporary storage space. For example, a trusted friend or family member can help you with departing from a certain item that you are attached to.
Discard easy objects
Once your schedule is sorted and you have got some friends to help you out and keep you company, the process of decluttering can begin by firstly discarding the most superficial items. This is a good way to get your mind accustomed to throwing away unnecessary items that are deemed worthless and just crowd your space and life. A list of these items could be old papers, old and damaged shoes that are kept for only emotional reasons and old containers or perhaps shampoo bottles. Basically, these items have no current value.