25 BLOGS GUARANTEED TO HELP YOU REDUCE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME

Identify the Reasons for Your Clutter

There is no point in even attempting to reduce clutter in your home until you confront your bad habits. There may be a number of reasons why you or other members of the family allow clutter to build up in your home. It could be as simple as not having the time for the work involved in clearing out unwanted items. However, in some cases there are also underlying emotional attachments to clutter, which makes it difficult to let go. The former is easily addressed by forming better habits. The latter, on the other hand, could potentially require some serious soul searching, or in extreme cases, therapy.

Taking the First Steps to a Clutter Free Home

Now that you know the underlying reasons for clutter, it’s time to start dealing with the problem. It may look like you have a huge mountain to climb; however, taking the first steps now is important. It is very unlikely that you will clear out all your clutter in a single day, week or even month, so don’t get frustrated if it is slow going to begin with. At this stage your focus should be on stopping additional clutter from building up, while gradually making a dent in your existing problem.

Raising the Bar – Saying Goodbye to Clutter

Once you’ve started the process of reducing clutter in your home, it becomes easier to get rid of things you once thought held value. This is your chance to ramp things up a bit, before you start slipping into your old ways. Coming up with a plan of action and sticking to it is the key to success here. You are not out of the woods, yet. It only takes a few days of putting the task off for you to lapse back into letting clutter build up in your home.

Getting Value from Your Clutter

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say. While a lot of your clutter really will need to take a ride to the local dump, you may be able to salvage some of the items that you find. Much of your clutter will have recycle value, too, and not just in the traditional sense. You can sell or donate clothes, furniture, books and electronics, or recycle items that are worn out or broken. For the more imaginative among you, there is also the opportunity get creative with your recycling.

Continuing the Momentum

Reducing clutter in your home will significantly free up space; however, it is important to keep in mind how quickly clutter can accumulate again. Your only job now is to keep on top of things by maintaining your good habits. That means being organized, creating a schedule for reducing clutter each month and sticking to it.