3 Ways to Declutter Your Home
So, it’s a new year and there’s no better time to start a fresh. No, we’re not talking about that gym membership you didn’t use last year but have vowed to use this year, we’re talking about easy ways to de-clutter your home. If you’ve not got time to fully embrace your inner Mari Kondo, here’s a few ideas to start 2020 in a positive, stress and clutter-free way.
1. One Room at a Time
Tackling your whole house can seem super daunting, it’s so much less scary to just sort one room at a time. Grab yourself a bin bag and go through drawers, cupboards, under beds, behind sofas and sort through the items you can really do without. Don’t forget to recycle or donate what you can too. If you can try to face one room a week, just think how less cluttered your house will be after one month, one year etc. Keeping this up will make it easier and easier every time you come back to clearing a room you have done a couple of months before too!
2. Storage & Organisation
De-cluttering is so much easier if you have the storage and systems in place to give your belongings a proper home and keep everything neat and tidy. But make sure it’s not just ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Try using storage boxes within cupboards so you avoid that overflowing tower of doom that may fall out when you open a door. Try to make sure you have at least one item of furniture in each room that is functional as storage, as well as stylish. For example, choosing bedside tables with a drawer, like our Floyd & Hayes Wexler Two Drawer Bedside Table, can help keep your bedsides clutter-free which is great for keeping your bedroom space calm and relaxing.
3. Be Ruthless & Make Some Money
When de-cluttering, you really need to be ruthless to make the whole process worth it. Donating pre-loved items to your local Charity shop can make you feel like good about helping others rather than keeping hold of things ‘just in case’. If you’re really struggling to part with something but really don’t think you will use it, why not try selling your items on sites like eBay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, Shpock or Depop. Getting some money for your once-favourite items eases parting with your things. You could even use that money towards something like booking a holiday or buying something you’ve been lusting after for a long time!