If you follow me over on Instagram and saw my recent post about decluttering, this post is for you!
Over time, it’s completely normal to accumulate a lot of items. However, if it gets to a point where you constantly have to rummage around for a good few minutes to find that one thing you’re looking for, or there are several tripping hazards throughout your house, then you probably have too much stuff.
There are several reasons why clutter can start to pile up. An extremely busy schedule, laziness, or procrastination can all be possible causes. You might not even notice how many items you’ve gathered over the years! Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to clear out some of these things. There are several benefits to doing so.
Free up space in your home //
Probably the most obvious benefit of decluttering is that you’ll have more space in your house. Most people want a spacious home with enough room to relax. However, this is not always possible so maximising space is crucial, especially in houses where space is at a premium. Why have valuable space taken up by things you don’t use?
If you have a lot of stuff lying on your tables, shelves, counters, and floors, it can almost feel claustrophobic, and you won’t be able to freely navigate your home the way you’re supposed to be able to do. By getting rid of these items and properly organising them, you’ll feel less crowded and who knows? Maybe you’ll discover that your home has enough space for you and that there’s no longer an urgent need to upgrade to a new home?
Breathe new life into any room //
By getting rid of some of your items, you’ll figure out what you truly love and develop a better understanding of your unique interior style. If there is a lot of stuff in your home, it can be difficult to truly appreciate the look of your rooms, which will then act as an obstacle to your interior design dreams.
With many items lying around, there will be numerous different styles that might not necessarily flow together well. Paring down your items will invigorate a room, giving you a fresh viewpoint. Now, take a step back to really examine your home and your interior vision. By doing so, you’ll have a clearer picture of what you want.
Save time and money //
Having a lot of clutter lying around doesn’t just detract from your home’s beauty, it also costs you quite a bit of time and money. Just think about the time it takes to clean everything. Dusting and hoovering, which is one of my most hated chores, is so much easier now that I have less stuff around the house.
And what about the money you spend to maintain your clutter? For example, think about clothes that need dry cleaning, polish for certain decorations, and subscriptions to magazines you don’t read. Also, if you want to move in the future, reducing the amount of items you own will lower the cost of hiring a removal company. Decluttering is a fantastic chance to make some money too! You can sell your unwanted items online or at a car boot sale.
Boost your mood and focus //
Clutter acts as multiple stimuli that all compete for your attention. This overstimulation can actually reduces your ability to focus and process information properly. Avoid this problem by tossing out some of your clutter. You’ll improve your focus and thus increase your productivity.
There’ll no longer be the feeling of being overwhelmed. After all, I’m sure you know how stressful it can be if your place is super messy and chaotic. Combine a clean space with an effective organisation system and you’ll boost your efficiency significantly. And once you’ve completed a task quickly and well, there’s that amazing feeling of accomplishment!
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