Decluttering your space is all the rage, but the truth is it’s not just for people who want to downsize or free up more space in their home. Even if you don’t need the extra space, decluttering is a great way to reevaluate your lifestyle and assess your home’s contents.
The truth is, a lot of us have more stuff than we need, and decluttering just might be the push you need to finally clean up your always messy space.
Why Declutter In The First Place?
Your home is a special sanctuary. It’s a place you come home to after work. It’s the place where you spend holidays and birthdays. It’s the place where you can be with friends and family.
Our homes are like an extension of ourselves. Every part of it is functional, from the living room to the kitchen down to the bathroom. When your home is in disarray, you can’t help but feel disquiet too. With things constantly being misplaced and clutter strewn about everywhere, it’s hard to find the focus and energy to stay productive.
Decluttering your home frees up space – both mentally and physically. When you know your home isn’t overloaded with unnecessary items, it’s easier to navigate around your personal space and enjoy your home for what it is.
Tips For Decluttering Success
Decluttering can seem like a behemoth of a task. Cleaning out your wardrobe, throwing away years’ worth of junk, and sorting through old hand-me-downs can seem pretty daunting. The good news is it doesn’t have to be.
As moving experts, we know how challenging it can be to free up space in your home, especially when these items are sentimental and valuable to us.
Here are our top tips on home decluttering, and how to do it in a stress-free way:
1. Don’t Overthink It
First things first, don’t overthink the process. Part of what makes decluttering feel such a gigantic task is how much pressure we put into it. You’re only freaking yourself out by thinking of it as this one giant task. Instead, think of it as a step-by-step process.
Speaking of processes, it’s better if you create actionable steps that will streamline the entire experience. Instead of tossing away items left and right, come up with a criteria that will put you on auto-pilot.
You want to stay efficient and objective when it comes to decluttering. Spending two to five minutes making a decision on each item can eat up a lot of your time. Before you even start, decide how you want to go about it and figure out what your goals are. This way, you go in with a purpose, making it easier to go through the decluttering process.
2. Don’t Just Hide Things – Throw Them Away
Decluttering won’t be the same if you’re not actually tossing items away. At its core, decluttering is all about evaluating what you currently have and making the most out of your current belongings.
Most people never find out just how much stuff they have until they do an inventory. It can be surprising to find just how many items you’ve accumulated over the years.
Instead of having 20 pairs of jeans, you can downsize to 3 to 5 essential pairs that can be worn for both work and play. Instead of having 10 to 15 bedspreads, you can keep your top 5 ones and donate the rest to charity.
The point of decluttering is to understand your current purchasing habits and let go of items you’re not using. Donating to charities, giving them to friends, and recycling are some of the things you can do to ensure that old items don’t completely go to waste.
3. Do it One Room, One Day At A Time
Don’t think of it as decluttering your entire home. Instead, think of it as working in sections. You don’t need to finish decluttering your house in one day. You can schedule different days for different rooms. This makes the job more manageable (and enjoyable) by not turning it into a tedious chore.
4. Get Professional Help
Ultimately, decluttering your space can be overwhelming. This is especially true for big households with lots of items and not enough time. Some furniture removal companies like us offer storage services that can house your old belongings while you decide what to do with them. It’s a safe and secure place where you can stash unwanted objects before deciding, ultimately, whether to toss or to give them away.
Are You Ready To Declutter Your Space?
Whether you’re moving furniture or decluttering and looking for storage in Brisbane North, Giffen Furniture Removals are here to help you from start to finish. Our mission is to give you the space you deserve. Schedule a house move with us or get in touch with us today to get a quote for our pre packing and storage services.