A good home declutter can do us the power of good. After all, it means we have more space in which to live, can find things easier, as an added bonus it will take even less effort to keep our home clean. However, decluttering can be a challenging process, especially if you haven’t prepared properly beforehand. Happily, you can find out all about how to do this below.
Set a deadline for your decluttering
They say that a goal without a plan is just a dream, and never have truer words been spoken when it comes to decluttering your home. Indeed, you absolutely need a plan, and the very first part of this is to set a deadline for when you want your decluttering done.
The advantage of having a deadline is that it will ensure you have the motivation you need to start and complete the task, even when things get tough. You can even set mini-deadlines for specific jobs or milestones to help you stay on track. Promising yourself, a reward for making the deadline is also a smart way of ensuring you follow through and achieve your goal.
Choose your approach
Once you have set your deadlines it’s time to consider which approach you will use for your declutter. This is necessary because, over the last few years, several experts and techniques have emerged. Indeed, by not having a clear way of approaching the task of decluttering you will just make it harder and more confusing for yourself to complete.
Set up your system
Once you have chosen your approach it’s time to set up your system. This means putting the things in places that you will need to complete your declutter.
In particular, make sure you have enough storage boxes to hold the items you wish to keep in an organized way. Additionally, investing in trash bags or even a skip to put the things you are throwing away can help make the task a lot more effective.
Many people also choose to hire out storage units for items they wish to keep but do not currently want in their home. While others ensure their local charity shop is taking donations so they can give them their unwanted items.
Set a timer
Last of all, when it comes to completing the actual task of decluttering remember to set a timer. In fact, working in short bursts with breaks in between can help you stay focused, and efficient. After all, decluttering is mostly about making decisions, many of which can be difficult, so the easier you can make the process, the more effective it will be.