What is the true meaning of decluttering and why should you include it as a priority in your life?
Decluttering is the intentional act of removing from your life those things that are not serving you. It means clearing out all those items that you no longer need, want, or love.
It is a process of editing and organizing your home and lifestyle to only include the things that make you happy and fulfilled. Decluttering is about getting rid of everything that adds stress to your life, starting with what is closest to you – your home – and then working outward from there.
Decluttering can be seen as a journey with three stages:
1) shopping mode where we buy more stuff than we need;
2) organizing mode where we organize what we have bought;
3) editing mode where we edit the items in our home until it contains only those things that make us happy and fulfilled
home decluttering tips: How do you know what to keep vs. what to toss?
It can be tricky to find the time and motivation to declutter. But it’s surprisingly easy with these tips below:
• Start with a small area of your home (e.g., your bedroom, living room, or kitchen).
• Write the acronym CHKP on a notepad or sticky note and place it somewhere visible like on your fridge door. It stands for: C: Clothes; H: Household items; K: Keepsakes; P: Paperwork.
• Begin by sorting through clothes and household items, keeping only items that are in good condition and match the CHKP criteria.
• For keepsakes, take a moment to consider whether an item is worth keeping because of its sentimental value such as old family photos or mementos from loved
Tools for decluttering your home
If you’ve been meaning to declutter your home, but haven’t yet started, you may be wondering where to start. First off, if you feel you cannot do it yourself, consider hiring help. I used a great professional organizer in Toronto last year to clean out my mom’s home when she downsized.
There are many ways to declutter your home, and this article discusses what not to do – and what to do – in order to declutter successfully.
Here are some tips for how to start:
– Start with a specific area of your house that you want or need more space in.
– Make a list of everything that needs removing from the area, and rank those things from least important on top of the list to most important on the bottom.
– Once you have found a way out of your current jam, take a step back and continue with other areas in your house until they too are done!
How does Decluttering Affect Mental Health and What Steps Should You Take Next?
Clutter-free homes have been proven to have a positive impact on mental health. Here are some steps you can take to declutter your home and help improve your mental state.
1. Purge the unnecessary – The first step is to purge any items you don’t need or use. As hard as it may be, if you’re not using it, pack it up to give away or donate it. This will help reduce the clutter in your home and make it seem less overwhelming when cleaning up.
2. Keep an organized space – The next step is to find a place for everything that needs a designated spot in your house, whether this be an office space or a room specifically for storing items like clothes, toys, dishes etc… Having a place for everything will make it easier for you and
In the end, it all comes down to your priorities. If you are willing to take the time to declutter, then congratulations! The rewards will be well worth it.
There are various tips for keeping your home decluttered. These include keeping items that are necessary or useful in designated spots; not keeping things that you don’t need any more; and considering whether something is functional before adding it to your home.