The idea of living a simple life with fewer possessions might sound attractive to many.
But – after a while into the process, they might begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and utterly defeated about the process.
Learning to declutter your house doesn’t have to be as painful and stressful as some make it. Surely, if you end up donating most of your hoarded stuff, you might be tempted to hire a commercial industrial vehicle and haul the things from one place to another.
Decluttering your home will require some effort, and it will require a minimalist mindset and intentionality – but when you ask yourself where to begin, you don’t necessarily have to feel overwhelmed by the answer.
Here are some fun decluttering ideas that will help you get started.
Read on to learn more!
Set a Timer
If you are new to decluttering, you will take some time to build momentum, so you might want to start by decluttering for five minutes every day.
Also, you might want to give/ donate one item each day. By doing so, you won’t have to worry about donating your items in bulk. You will also remove 365 items each year from your home by giving away one item each day.
If you feel that your house is stuffed, you can increase the number of items you want to give away daily.
Use a Trash Bag
While decluttering your living space, you might be rummaging through your stuff and filtering items you want to keep and items you want to donate. The question is, where to place/ dump the items that you don’t need?
The answer lies in the trash bag. That said, get a trash bag and fill it as fast as you can that you don’t need. Later, you can donate the trash bag to someone who is needy.
Suppose there are items that you used in renovation projects that wouldn’t make sense to donate. In that case, you can think about getting them into one of the sand blast rooms and prevent fine abrasive material from entering the environment.
Free Up Wardrobe Space
The truth about clothing is that we buy many clothes, but most of us only wear 20% of our clothes. You might want to check out your wardrobe right now and single out all clothing items that are brand new but you haven’t worn even once.
This way, you will free up more space in your wardrobe. If you are decluttering your house, you should know that the more you own, the more stressful your life gets. And the same rules apply to your wardrobe.
Instead of spending loads of money on clothes, bags, and shoes, you will want to spend money on creating moments that you will remember later in life. When it comes to your wardrobe, you might want to invest in staple clothing items that are classy and trendy, and then you can mix and match them to create countless outfits.
Discard the clothes that you have never touched by donating them to needy people.