It’s not easy to get rid of things in your home that you are attached to, but recognising that your house is overloaded in clutter should give you the incentive to get moving. You need to make life simple, and living in clutter is not simple – it’s stressful. You may have lived in a cluttered environment for years, but that doesn’t mean that you should continue it. Too much clutter in the home can also cause clutter in the brain – it’s overwhelming! Decluttering the clutter is the way forward!
You need to reduce your clutter as much as possible so that you can live comfortably, and with that in mind, we’ve put together some of the ways you can let go of some of the mess in the house, and why it’s there in the first place.
“Just In Case.”
How many times have you uttered these words? How many times have you thought about keeping the go-go boots and the leg warmers just in case you may use them again one day? You know that you won’t and the whole world knows that you won’t but you keep it anyway. If you want to keep the throwback clothes, why not invest in secure, affordable storage for the future instead? This way, you can keep the things that you love and not clutter up the house. If you don’t want to pay for storage, you probably don’t want those throwback clothes at all!
You’re Feeling Guilty
Psst, here’s a secret: you don’t have to keep something just because someone you once knew gave it to you. If you have a lot of clutter because of gifts and donations you’ve accepted in the past, it’s always difficult to let those go. However, you do not need to keep things for years just because they were gifts. Sift through it all and donate those gifts onto other people who may need them.
It’s Sentimental Stuff
Photos, mementos, ornaments – we attach our feelings to all of these things. It’s okay to have plenty of feelings about your stuff, but that doesn’t mean that you have to keep everything because of those feelings. If you pour your emotions into things and you really cannot let them go, but you need the space in the house, add them to the storage facility you hire.
You Don’t Think There’s A Problem
Let’s face it: you got to this article because there is too much clutter in your home. Decluttering the clutter! You may not be able to see it all, but that’s just because you’re clutter blind. That means that you can’t see the stuff you’re living in because it’s around you all the time. Thinning down all the stuff and using the Konmari Method can help you.
Clutter in the home can really be the cause of a lot of stress and upset. You need to feel comfortable and happy wherever you are staying, and it’s not easy to do that when you are surrounded by piles of stuff you have no plans to use in the next decade!
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