Do you feel like you’re drowning in clutter? So many of our homes are filled with items that do nothing but gather dust and take up space. Many of us have too many unnecessary items cluttering our homes that we never plan on using again. Clutter can really ruin the ambiance and appearance of a home. There is even research that claims that a cluttered home can have a detrimental effect on our mental attitude and productivity. Let’s face it, most of us find decluttering to be a very difficult task, however, the infographic below from HappyCleans demonstrates how you can start to take back control and declutter your home in just 21 days — and all it takes is 15 minutes each day.
Decluttering Your Home: Step By Step
The first thing we’re going to look at is all of that paperwork, as so much of this can be recycled or thrown away. Have a quick look through any bills, receipts, and other random bits of paper and you’ll realize that very few are worth keeping. Either recycle these or throw them in the bin.
Your fridge and freezer is another place that can get extremely messy if you do not clear it out on a semi regular basis. Have a look through it and remove anything that’s expired or that you don’t plan on eating. It’s also a good idea to make note of items that are close to expiring so you can eat them sooner than others.
Next up let’s sort out all the magazines and books you’ve been keeping even though you never plan on reading them again. Most magazines can be thrown away but some books are great for donating to charities. Why not give someone else the opportunity to read one of the classics gathering dust on your bookshelf?
The entertainment area falls into a similar category, as many of us own CDs and DVDs that we never plan on watching or listening to again. Again, these are ideal to donate to charity as someone else will make great use of them
Don’t forget that even the car sitting in the driveway can become cluttered with items from the house and items ready to be thrown away. Take two bags out to the car – one for items that need to be brought back into the house and another for items to be thrown away.
It’s also important to realize that this is only the beginning of your decluttering journey and you should try to stay on top of things on a daily basis moving forward. It’s also vital to understand that it will be difficult to declutter your home completely in just 21 days but your house should look a whole lot better.
Ready. Set. Go! 21 Days to Less Clutter
Check out the full infographic now and begin your decluttering journey. Remember not to get too discouraged if you miss a day as we understand life can get busy–just be sure to get back on track the day after. Enjoy!
Infographic source: (https://www.happycleans.com)
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