Are you tired of being surrounded by clutter in your home? Not sure how to tackle the clutter? Here are steps on how to declutter your home.
According to an article at lifehack.org, “Decluttering Your Home”
“Clutter can be a major stress inducer, but it is one of the easiest stress-inducing elements to deal with compared to other common sources of stress (like finances, relationships and career) because it is completely under your control. Although comparatively easy, still a lot of people hate the thought of decluttering, as an overwhelming amount of stuff can seem like an impossible task. But fear not, it can be done. Let me share with you 4 simple tips on how to achieve clutter-free living:
- Learn to sort and classify
This is the very first step in your decluttering journey. The simplest way to do this would be to group things in two:
Go through your things and sort which ones are still useful or important to you. Sometimes we are afraid of putting things away because we feel that we might them in the future, but the general rule is if you haven’t used an item in a year then there is a good chance that you will not be using it again in the future.
You can also go ahead and further classify things to three categories:
- Fix it
- Put away
- Set up a system
This means that you will have to create rules to keep your life free from clutter. You can create filing systems or implement rules. For instance, in your home, you can designate specific places for specific items. And in your office, you can implement a “Clear Desk, Clear Floor” policy. Success with this step can be supported with the help of some equipment like filing cabinets, labeled boxes, racks, and shelves.” To read the entire article click here.