You can never really feel relaxed in your home when there is a lot of clutter around. We all know that living a simple life with only the things we need is a must, but the very idea of going through everything you have and throwing things away is overwhelming.
Just think about how you will feel when you are done! Make it a fun activity instead of treating it like a chore.
Here are some expert tips on how to tidy up your home:
Have realistic expectations
Recognize that ordering is not an overnight process. The duration will depend on how many things you have and how many rooms you are cleaning. If you are working throughout the house, that will take even longer. Take up the challenge and don’t expect quick results, this will only lead to frustration.
Start with at least 10 minutes at a time
To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you can try to build momentum by working out just 10 minutes a day. This is also great for busy people. Once you find more time or get the hang of it, you can work to order it for hours at a time.
Have the labeled boxes ready
To make ordering more organized, classify the things you are giving up and organize them into 2 main categories: “donate” and “throw away.” Have large boxes labeled with these categories ready.
Start with your bedroom and then move on to the other rooms in the house, the kitchen, the living room, and then the garage. This way, you will have a clean room to relax in while you work on the rest of the house.
It starts with your clothes
Your closet is a good place to start. Give up the clothes you never wear or the ones you haven’t worn in more than 6 months.
Take before and after photos
To motivate yourself, take a photo of a room or area you want to work in. Once you’ve done your magic, take another photo. Compare both photos and see how eliminating some things you don’t need can make a big difference.
You don’t have to do everything yourself! If you live with your family, have them take care of tidying their own rooms. You can work together cleaning common areas. In addition, you will have a second opinion on whether to keep or discard an item.
Have a garage sale
Once you’re done ordering, you’ll probably end up with a ton of stuff. You can donate some or you can have a garage sale and earn money from the things you have discarded. Remember, one man’s trash is another’s treasure.
Follow these expert tips on how to tidy up your home!