Clutter is such an easy thing to accumulate, but eventually it can end up becoming too much to handle. It can be a bearable eyesore for some, and a huge stress factor for others. Eventually however, if left to collect it can end up being the type of problem that seriously impedes upon a good standard of living. Either way clutter is not good for the soul; nothing good comes from having it.
Tips to Cut Clutter
Follow some of these home organising tips to cut clutter:
Go room-by-room, and section-by-section within a room, to find items that can be donated or sold.
See if a yard sale or garage sale can be held.
Look in different areas of the home, to see if anything can be stored and organised more efficiently.
Find someone, or a group of people, to help remove clutter. Try to make it fun or entertaining; it does not have to be labelled as work. Just supply your friends with beverages, snacks, music, and a socially productive time. Making an event out of tidying will make it more enjoyable and make the time go quicker. Just return the favour later.
Organise piles into keep, throw, and recycle. You can always separate the keep pile at a later date into two separate piles labelled keep and store, but for the moment let’s keep it simple. If you are roping in friends to help, be sure that they know exactly what can go and what can stay.
Once everything is clear of clutter, try to organise things back into your home, the way you want them to stay. For example shoes should all be kept together, so invest in a rack to go in the bottom of your wardrobe: Not only will it keep them nicely together, but will also make it easier to pick them out when you come to wear them. There are many different organising tools that you can use for practically anything; from your clothes to your recycling. They are a worthwhile investment if they mean that the clutter wont pile up again!
Finally make sure that the house doesn’t end up full of clutter again because of old habits. Create new routines and stick to them. For example, by immediately cleaning up after yourself, you can eliminate most of the clutter from your daily life. In addition, try to do a little bit of picking up every day, so that that small piles of clutter don’t become a huge daunting disaster of clutter. Its much easier to stick to keeping up with clutter when routines are maintained and better habits are formed.
Some houses however, are beyond help. This is where the professional home organisers come in. In this scenario, instead of asking friends and family to help eliminate clutter in the home, a professional organiser will help instead. They can teach how to cut the clutter and then teach home organisation skills to keep it that way. If the correct home organising skills are learned, then having a professional organiser help could be a worthwhile investment.