Decluttering your home can be incredibly cathartic. Going through all of your knick-knacks, clutter and rubbish can help you to gain a sense of peace as well as giving you more space in your home.
When you are faced with a house full of your possessions to work through, however, it can be hard to know where to start or the best way to move forward. If you have a lot of stuff to go through then it can quickly become quite overwhelming.
These 4 tips can help you to declutter your home and create a spacious, calming environment once more:
Give yourself time and space
It is a good idea to give yourself plenty of time and space so that you don’t become overwhelmed but you don’t want things lying around all over your home. Find yourself a cheap self-storage unit where you can take all the belongings you feel are cluttering up your home so that you have as much time as you need and space to sort through your belongings. Once things are out of your home you can go through them objectively to think whether you really need them in your home any more.
Get some help
Not only do two pairs of hands make shorter work of the task but a second person who isn’t emotionally attached to your possessions can offer unbiased advice and opinions on the things you should keep and things you don’t need anymore. Our emotional attachments can see is cling on to possessions we neither use nor need so a friend or family member can help you to see that. Also, if you are moving your belongings to a self-storage unit then a second person can help with the moving and lifting.
Set a goal
Instead of throwing out your items as you declutter, list them on a selling website or take them to a car boot and set a goal for how much money you want to raise. If you have a target amount in mind or something you plan to spend the money on you will be more motivated to get rid of your belongings in the first place. If you have valuable items then ask a professional dealer to come to your home for a valuation so you can get the most money for your items.
Simple storage options
Under the bed storage boxes allow you to declutter your bedroom while keeping all your things in easy reach; this is especially helpful in the kids’ room. Innovative storage solutions such as hollow footstools and hidden drawers in coffee tables give you places to store your belongings making your lounge a more open environment. For a more simple solution you could just buy some plastic boxes and store your things in the loft or garage; if you find you don’t miss the contents of those boxes then maybe it’s time to get rid.