Is Your Clutter Getting Out Of Control?

Do you feel like the clutter in your home has reached the stage whereby it is out of
control? It is easy to reach this point. It is crazy how quickly things accumulate, and there
mere thought of sorting everything out makes you want to simply buy a new house and forget
about it. Of course, this isn’t an option, unless you’re rich. So, what can you do to achieve a clutter-free
property forever? Here are some tips…

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Storing items logically and making sure everything has a place
Firstly, you should never underestimate the importance of a junk drawer. After all, every
household has those little items that do not seem to have a logical place to go, such as tape, pens, and
batteries. When it comes to storage, you must ensure that your items are stored in a logical manner, i.e.
where you use them. If you use certain utensils when cooking almost every evening, placing them in the
back of a cupboard is simply asking for clutter to generate. You also need to make sure everything has a
place. And no, being shoved in the corner does not count as having a place! If you do not want to get rid
of some of your belongings, you can always make the most of storage units so that everything within
your home has a place.
How to stop clutter before it enters your home
Clutter can easily enter your home in the form of freebies and junk mail. Set up a landing
strip so you can stop it at the source. You also need to live by the one in, one out rule once you
get your clutter to a manageable level. This means that whenever you buy something new for your
home, you need to get rid of something you already have to accommodate it. Plus, let the size of
your home dictate the number of belongings you have. A lot of people make the mistake of letting their
belongings dictate, i.e. they dream of having a bigger wardrobe when their current one is bursting at
the seams. Instead, though, why not get rid of some of your clothes so that your clothing fits the
space you have available?
Lifestyle changes to make
Stuff has a way of simply accumulating. You should purge several times a year to deal with this.
You should also get into the habit of putting something away as soon as you have finished with it.
Going paper-free also comes recommended. Scan all of those documents you have been
holding onto for years.

So there you have it: a number of different steps you can take to ensure you achieve a home
that is clutter-free. If your clutter has gotten out of control, it can be difficult to bring yourself to
tackle the issue. But once you do, you will feel much better for it and you will fall in love with your
home all over again.

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