Look around. Do you see huge piles of clothes tossed all over the floor or an overloaded laundry basket at the corner of your room? Or do you trip over the piles of shoes every time you enter your home and can’t find a spot to sit in the living room because of all the excessive household items stacked onto the couches?
We often tend to neglect these little things in our daily lives, but research shows clutter and disorganization have a cumulative effect on our mental health. Another research indicates, our physical environments directly impact our emotions, cogitations, behavior, and relationships. Consistent visual reminders of disorganization reduce our working memory and affect our ability to focus.
Well, your life may not be as dramatic as this scenario, but if you feel that you need to organize your life, then you’re at the right place. In this blog, we’ll discuss some interesting ways to declutter and organize your home.
Warm Up for The Drill
Ever come across the world-famous Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? If you want to adopt a minimalistic lifestyle without taking the “fun” out of your life, then we highly recommend you to check this out.
Many people feel overwhelmed when they need to declutter their homes. All their favorite possessions start to come up in their minds, and they feel lazier about getting started. This series makes decluttering a LOT easier and joyful than we think it is. Once you finish the series, you’ll be off to a pretty good start.
Get Over the Nostalgia
We’ve all been there. When emptying up your drawer, you can come across an old movie ticket from your favorite show and all the memories from that time start flashing in your mind. No matter how much you love these mementos, they won’t do your space any favor.
However, there’s one way you can save these moments without compromising your space. Get yourself a scrapbook and place all your old cards and tickets safely inside it.
Break Down the Steps
Decluttering and organizing your home is a gigantic task. Therefore, it’s important to break down everything you need to do into small manageable steps.
Instead of decluttering room by room, start small. Now, you have two ways to do this. You can either start by making categories or select a drawer in a room, finish it off and then move on to the next.
Marie Kondo, in her books and series, puts more focusses on making categories. If, for instance, you have a lot of towels scattered here in there at your house. By stocking all of them together, you can easily figure out the duplicates or the towels that have turned old.
Whatever you decide, do it step by step. Breaking down your steps will make the process way easier for you.
Make Smart Choices
Decluttering has become a trend these days. But, when you empty up the wardrobe contents over the bed or pull out the kitchen drawers, we’re instantly drawn towards the idea of reaching out the black bin bags and throw everything away.
But sending your household items to the landfills should be your last resort. Just because you don’t want something any longer doesn’t mean it’s useless. All you need is a little bit of planning to declutter and organize your home sustainably.
You can start by making the below-mentioned lists;
Keep Items That Bring You Joy
Would you eat sushi if you don’t love it? Would you watch a movie that’s completely out of your league? Probably, not. Then why should you keep your belongings that don’t serve you any purpose? Just go through all your items and only keep the stuff that actually brings you joy.
Is there anything that you can turn back to its original shape with some repair? Repair doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you want to upcycle the furniture items or need to repair your old clothes, there are loads of tutorials available on YouTube on how to fix things.
If you don’t feel as adventurous, you can also reach out to a nearby repair shop.
You may have loads of broken stuff at your homes, such as picture frames, teacups, mugs, or even furniture items that you think belong in the trash.
However, a little bit of your time and effort can help you turn such items into valuable household materials and sometimes even cut your financial costs.
For instance, you can reuse old T-shirts as dryer sheets and cleaning wipes, or you can turn a broken picture frame into an earring holder.
Are there any household items you can pass on to your family and friends, donate to charity or sell in an online virtual garage sale?
There are always some items in our homes that are in good working condition, but we no longer need them or lose interest in using them. You can easily sell your preloved stuff in a virtual garage app to earn a bit of cash.
If you find some things that can’t be repaired or reused, then take some time and check out if you can recycle them on your local council’s website.
Before taking your items to the recycling center, separate them into different categories like textiles, electrical equipment, books, etc.
All in all, decluttering is not as difficult as it may sound initially. It can be considered an effective therapy to reduce stress. Decluttering and organizing your stuff will make you feel happier, calmer, and more in control of your life.
Don’t know what to do with your reusable household items?
Want to sell stuff through garage yard application?
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Our mobile application allows you to set up your store or hose an online sale in just a few clicks and seamlessly sell second-hand household items.
Reach out to us if you have any queries regarding the app. Our team is always here to help you make money by selling your preloved household items.