Piles of stuff everywhere can be a negative drain on your energy and we end up living in big expensive houses because they’re so full of clutter. Follow these inventive ways to declutter your life.
Give Away One Item A Day
That book you never read or picture no-one looks at may be a welcome gift to a friend. Giving away one item a day will declutter your house with minimal effort.
Discard The Clothes You Never Wear
At the start of a new season go through your clothes and discard any you haven’t worn in the last 12 months. Be rigorous! If you don’t wear it, why keep it filling up your closet?
Use Your Imagination
Picture a room in your house the way you would like it to look. Maybe imagine showing around prospective buyers. Open your eyes and recreate your dream room. Clear out all the unwanted clutter.
Take Four Boxes
Fetch four boxes, trash, giveaway, relocate, keep and sort through each room one at a time. When your boxes fill up, find another set of four and keep on going.
Only Keep Clothes That Work Together
Aim for a capsule wardrobe where items will mix and match. It helps to have a neutral wardrobe with just one or two highlight colours.
Clear Out Those Books
Let’s face it, no-one reads a book more than once. Yet so many of us have groaning bookshelves. Treat yourself to a Kindle Paperwhite and free up so much space!
The new Kindle Paperwhite is wonderfully glare-free and the latest version is even waterproof! How handy is that… you no longer need to worry about taking it with you to the beach.
Fill One Trash Bag
Just grab a bag and see how quickly you an fill it. Time yourself! Speed will stop you from over-thinking.
Attack The Storage Spaces
Garages, sheds, lofts… these are all magnets for storing junk. Be on a mission and don’t stop until you’ve cleared these spaces. If you don’t use it – lose it!
Empty Out Contents
Lay out the contents of drawers and cupboards on the floor. Go through the items and only replace essentials. Only the contents you really can’t live without.
Ever come back from a long trip and realised you didn’t miss any of your stuff? Travelling is a terrific way to acknowledge your inner minimalist and find out what you can live without.
When it comes to decluttering, starting is always the hardest part. Follow these tips and take your first steps towards a simpler, more satisfying life. Let me know how you get on!