It can be stressful to come home to a cluttered space. Since clutter can take a toll on your health and increase your risk of injury, it’s essential to make decluttering a top priority. When your house is tidy and organized, you don’t have to worry about losing important items, tripping, or feeling overwhelmed. Here at LeafFilter, we are huge proponents of decluttering and recommend these tips for a clutter-free home:
Start with the Most Cluttered Room
Some rooms in your home are likely more cluttered than others. We suggest that you begin decluttering the room that you consider the most cluttered and bothers you the most. Whether it’s your bathroom, garage, or bedroom, tackling it first will motivate you to continue decluttering the rest of your house.
Create a Scrapbook of Sentimental Items
There are likely several items in your home that you no longer use or need but do not want to part with because they mean something to you. We recommend taking a photograph of each of these items and creating a scrapbook that features these photographs as well as a written account of the importance of these items. Creating a scrapbook of sentimental items will make it easier for you to get rid of them.
Donate, Sell, or Throw Out
While you’re going through your clutter, you are sure to find many items that you simply no longer need. It’s a good idea to create three piles for these items. One pile can be for items to donate, a second pile can be for items to sell, and the last pile can be for items to simply toss.
Consider Hiring a Professional
If you have many personal and/or professional obligations, you may not have the time and energy to declutter your entire home. That’s where a professional organizer comes in. A professional organizer can guide you through the decluttering and organizing process and expedite the time it takes you to turn your home into a cleaner, more organized space.
With these tips, you can create an environment that you actually enjoy coming home to.