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5 Tips to Reduce Clutter in Your Home

26/10/2020

Clutter around your home can have an overwhelming effect on your life. What starts as a small pile of papers can escalate into a mountain of overflowing paperwork, likewise piles of clothes, entertainment devices, chargers and wires can all leave you in despair when entering a room. 

Over time having a house full of clutter will leave your home looking and feeling disorganised, messy and stressful – the saying “tidy space, tidy mind” has never rung so true. With many of us spending an increased amount of time at home over the past few months, it’s become even more apparent how important it is to have an organised living space. Not only to keep your house tidy, but also putting parameters in place to differentiate between your personal and working space. We can all benefit from decluttering our lives and home from time to time.

Whilst you may want to get started on tidying your entire house, it’s important to stay focused. Instead of tackling every room in your home, focus on one room at a time, starting small makes reducing clutter much more obtainable. 

  1. Decide on small goals

As with anything in life, getting started is often the hardest part. Organising a cluttered home may feel like an overwhelming task however when broken down into sections it’s much more manageable. Make a plan and stick with it, no matter how many rooms or how much clutter you have to get through. Mapping out specific goals helps to create a plan but also ensures that you’re ticking off a mental or physical list as you go, this is more rewarding than feeling as though you’re just making a bigger mess.

Maintaining focus and completing each room one step at a time, will make the whole process much more enjoyable. 

  1. Designate a decision making space

Once you’ve chosen which room to get started in, it’s time to create a space to organise your belongings. Whether its a countertop, table or bed, this is your area to bring items to organise into keep, donate or remove from the home piles. 

We’ve all been there, it’s nearing dinner time, there’s piles of belongings everywhere and you can’t remember which ones are staying and which ones aren’t. Clearing a space specifically for this allows you to create three clear piles, as well as provide you with the space physically and mentally to make these decisions.

  1. Say goodbye to unwanted items.

You might think you may need that useless gadget that hasn’t been out of the box in years, but generally the rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used, worn or even thought about an item in over a year then it’s time to reconsider it’s fate. 

When taking on a mammoth task such as decluttering your house, putting on your ruthless brain is best practice to guarantee you don’t hold onto anything for sentiments sake.

  1. Dispose of your clutter efficiently

After a full home declutter you may find yourself with lots of surplus items that didn’t make the keep or donate pile. With this in mind a 2 yard skip is ideal for removing these items from your home. A smooth and efficient option that ensures your unwanted items are disposed of correctly to minimise what ends up in the landfill, without you even having to leave your home. 

Ordering a skip has never been easier, simply fill in our online form, we’ll drop off the skip of your choice for you to fill up. Once full, we’ll collect it from you at an agreed time and date. Our aim is to divert virtually all waste from landfill, meaning you can rest easy to know your decluttering isn’t contributing a negative impact to the environment. 

  1. Organise

Now you’ve decluttered any unnecessary items, you should find yourself with much more space to organise the items you have decided to keep. However, keeping clutter at bay isn’t just a weekend project. The key to keeping an organised home is with small daily tasks. When you receive unnecessary junk mail, take a moment to unsubscribe, really consider whether you’re going to get much use out of the items you purchase, opt for reusable alternatives and plan a clear out of your wardrobe each season. 

Decluttering your home not only allows you to replace old items with new, but also opens up for more breathing space in your home. Feeling as though a literal weight has been taken off of your shoulders. One step at a time, you’ll soon be able to sit back and relax in your tidy home. 

Should you wish to hire a skip in order to clear your unwanted items from the house, use our online booking forms or call a member of our team on 01603 721533.

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