The best reward one can have after a long day’s work is going home to a clean and clutter-free home and finally getting a dose of the much deserved rest. A clean home makes your mind relaxed and free from stresses you’ve acquired earlier at work.
Unfortunately, this is not the scenario that happens to most people. Their home is the last place they would want to go; they prefer to go and relax somewhere else and finally get home to just sleep and wait for the next day. This is because of the clutter that greets most people. The place becomes more of a stressor rather than a place where they can finally relax and enjoy.
If you are one of the people who experience this situation, it is about time you do something about it! Find ways to declutter your home so you can declutter your life.
Here are simple ways to declutter your home:
1. Plan to clean and stick to your plan.
Decluttering a home requires strategic planning, that is, if you want to succeed cleaning your home. If you declutter right away without planning, you are most likely to get frustrated as you will find it difficult to get things organized. Therefore, the primary action you need to have when deciding to declutter your home is to plan.
Plan on what you want to do: do you want to throw away things? Would you rather sell them? Or donate them to charity perhaps? Do you want new physical arrangements done in your home? What do you plan to do with those things not frequently used? What room do you want to clean first? How much time do you intend to spend decluttering one room per day?
Your plan will be your guide in decluttering. It will guide you on what to do next and where to go next. This will be your checklist and all you’ve got to do is follow it.
2. Decide on what you want to do with the clutter.
It is always important to decide on what you wish to do with the clutter otherwise, it might still be in your house, just relocated. There are a lot of things you can do to your stuff aside from throwing them away. Giving them away is always the first option. Think of people who would want and see those things you are throwing away as useful and give it to them instead. Or, if you wish to earn money, there is cash in trash, you can always sell your stuff, and there are people who buy used things. Just make sure you designate a proper place for your garage sale, if you wish to have one.
3. Act on your plan.
If you plan on cleaning for 15 minutes each day, you better stick to it. Most people fail to accomplish their goal in getting a clutter-free home because they are simply stuck on the first step. Planning requires implementation; therefore you need to see to it that your checklist actually gets those check marks!