The homeowner’s guide to decluttering your life

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Do you work or study at home? Have you locked yourself in due to recent events, such as the virus causing quarantines around the globe?

No matter the reason, staying at home makes it easy for things to pile up. Before you know it, your home is a chaotic mess!

It’s time to start decluttering your life. Don’t fret if you have no idea where to start and what to do.

We’ve got a guide below listing a few useful decluttering ideas you need to try.

1. Know What to Keep

Decluttering your life is all about getting rid of the things that slow you down. All that clutter can negatively affect your brain. Staying disorganized can drag your personal life and work down, decreasing productivity and your mood too.

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know where to start. Why not start by listing the things you want to keep.

Don’t run wild with this idea. Limit it to 5 things per category. For example, you can list 5 antique furniture to keep or 5 clothes to pack with you.

2. The KonMari Method

Feeling a little confused about which to keep and which to get rid of? You need to use the KonMari Method, popularized by Marie Kondo and her show.

This method involves holding each item and doing a bit of retrospect. If the item sparks joy, you can keep it. If it doesn’t spark joy, even when it’s a sentimental item or valuable possession, you need to let it go.

What do you do with things you love but can’t keep? Marie Kondo suggests taking photos of them. The item might be gone but you’ll be able to keep the memories.

3. Before and After Photos

Speaking of photos, make sure you take “before” and “after” photos of areas you want to declutter.

Taking a photo can motivate you to get started. The first photo will highlight how messy, disorganized, and unhealthy the area is. After decluttering that spot, take a photo, and admire the work you did.

As you stare at the “after” photograph, you might feel inspired to continue your progress somewhere else. Pick a new spot or room in your home and repeat the cycle. Continue doing this until you declutter your whole home or workspace.

4. First-Time Visitor Perspective

Don’t know how to declutter? You might not see the mess because you live there. You see the chaos every day and feel accustomed…
 
 
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