Decluttering (without getting overwhelmed!)

Moving house offers you an opportunity to declutter your home and start afresh in a new abode, surrounded by things you love and nothing more.

Decluttering can also help you save money when you move, because you’re not paying to move or store things you no longer need.

And even if you’re not moving house, decluttering stuff can be HUGELY beneficial … not only for increasing the space you currently have, but also for your mental health by clearing your mind too (yes really!)

However, decluttering a home where you’ve collected a lifetime of memories (and stuff!) can be absolutely overwhelming. Where on earth do you start? How can you possibly get rid of so much clutter all at once? You may look around you and feel so overwhelmed with the enormity of the task that you cannot get started and keep putting it off. Then before you know it, it’s time to pack house and you find yourself shoving everything into packing boxes anyway.

We understand this can be a really tough process, but we have some great tips to help you.

You can do this!

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Taking Control of Clutter

We all like to think we could lead a calmer, less stressful life if our homes and offices were less cluttered. We look enviously at the almost-show-house homes of our neighbours, family or friends, or even drool at the television and wish we had a calm, ordered, minimalist-type home.

But it’s true – if everything is stored neatly away and we only keep the things we really need then it’s easy to find the things we do need, and so life is calmer.

De-cluttering can help you reduce the amount of stress in your life, live a calmer existence and be able to think more clearly. It helps you appreciate the possessions that are special enough to keep, and can even help support a local charity. That sounds like a big bonus for what is essentially just tidying up and getting rid of the things we don’t need.

But it really does work!

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Decluttering (without getting overwhelmed!)

Moving house offers you an opportunity to declutter your home and start afresh in a new abode, surrounded by things you love and nothing more.

Decluttering can also help you save money when you move, because you’re not paying to move or store things you no longer need.

And even if you’re not moving house, decluttering stuff can be HUGELY beneficial … not only for increasing the space you currently have, but also for your mental health by clearing your mind too (yes really!)

However, decluttering a home where you’ve collected a lifetime of memories (and stuff!) can be absolutely overwhelming. Where on earth do you start? How can you possibly get rid of so much clutter all at once? You may look around you and feel so overwhelmed with the enormity of the task that you cannot get started and keep putting it off. Then before you know it, it’s time to pack house and you find yourself shoving everything into packing boxes anyway.

We understand this can be a really tough process, but we have some great tips to help you.

You can do this!

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Easy Home Decluttering Tips

Hurray! The clocks have finally gone forward! And you can emerge, eyes blinking in the unaccustomed sunlight, from your hibernation!

You’ve happily ignored the state of the house all through the winter. But now the sun is shining through the windows … and you realise the house needs a bit of, um, reorganising and (oh the horror!) cleaning and decluttering. And its quite often really difficult to find the motivation to keep a clean and organised home. Oh, and let’s add in the home-working area/growing pile of bits of paperwork that we’ve had to incorporate into our homes too!

One thing that could be getting in the way, and hindering our motivation and productivity is household clutter. It is pretty well known, and there are a number of studies showing that clutter can have a negative impact on our mental health, and leave us distracted and overwhelmed. When our environment is cluttered, this chaos can restrict our ability to focus, and can limit our brain’s ability to process information.

Tackling small decluttering tasks each week can help up to feel calmer and more in control in these uncertain times. I am the first to admit that I struggle with clutter. But there are some easy ways to start clearing all that built-up clutter that can take less than ten minutes to complete …

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Decluttering can Clear Space … but also your Mind!

Read any guide on Moving House, or How to Pack Up Your Belonging … and the first instruction you’ll see is to declutter!

Granted, it makes sense … after all, if you have piles of stuff that you’ve never shifted or even used recently, why go to the bother (and expense!) of getting packing supplies just to move the stuff you don’t use to another location?!

Or maybe you’re not moving house just at the moment. Imagine the scene … you come home from a stressful days hoping to relax and clear your mind. But when you go to sit down with a cuppa, the sofa is covered with books/newspaper/stuff that you have to shift. And you find not-quite-empty cups and glasses behind the cushions. And. You. Just. Can’t. Relax.

One of the most common things to cause friction and stress in the home is a cluttered environment, leaving us feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

But decluttering is one of the few issues that is totally within our control. And reducing clutter can, in turn, reduce stress and frustration, and create a space where you feel at ease and can enjoy your downtime!

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Easy Home Decluttering Tips

It’s dark. It’s gloomy. It’s Winter!

And its quite often really difficult to find the motivation to keep a clean and organised home. Oh, and let’s add in the home-working area that we’ve had to incorporate into our homes too!

One thing that could be getting in the way, and hindering our motivation and productivity is household clutter. It is pretty well known, and there are a number of studies showing that clutter can have a negative impact on our mental health, and leave us distracted and overwhelmed. When our environment is cluttered, this chaos can restrict our ability to focus, and can limit our brain’s ability to process information.

Tackling small decluttering tasks each week can help up to feel calmer and more in control in these uncertain times. I am the first to admit that I struggle with clutter. But there are some easy ways to start clearing all that built-up clutter that can take less than ten minutes to complete …

Continue reading