How to De Clutter a Home With Minimal Stress



Spring cleaning, moving, or just want to de clutter? Getting started can be overwhelming. Follow these steps to de clutter a home with minimal stress.

Steps

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    Figure out where to start. Beginning in the room that is most used and seen by guests will bring on that sense of accomplishment. Excitement feeds motivation.
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    Gather support. Family members can contribute for there benefit. Solicit a friend to come help and the favor can be returned.
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    Get some boxes from the liquor store. Mark separate boxes with "throw away", "donate", "put away", and any other label that will help. Have a box for things that would be beneficial to a relative, friend, or neighbor.
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    Choose designated places for certain items. Where does this belong?
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    Attack only as much as there is time for. Do one hour a day. One section or room a day. According to how much time, energy, you have.
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    Make it fun. Listen to music. Dance. Sing. Have someone close participate and have lunch or play a game afterward. Reward yourself.
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    Reward yourself. If it is in your budget, reward yourself after you have decluttered by hiring a cleaning company to do an all over wipe down. Maintenance is easier.
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    Toss the boxes! Throw away the garbage! Have a garage sale! Drive your boxes to the charity. Get together with friends and relatives to give them something they were looking for!

Tips

  • Create a cup for pens.
  • Put all the videos and CDs on the shelf.
  • Put all the books on the book shelf.
  • Make a filing system for important papers and incoming mail.
  • Have baskets for things you use everyday, take them out use your toiletries, and put the basket back.

Warnings

  • Try not to hang on to every sentimental item. You can let some things go.
  • Don't be concerned that you may need it later. If you keep everything you won't be able to find it when you need it anyway, and will probably end up buying it. Let go. Release.
  • Try not to let magazines pile up. If you're not reading them, then cancel the subscription. Donate to people who will read them, if they are old- recycle.

Things You'll Need

  • boxes
  • marker

Article Info

Categories: Clutter Busting