Having a life without any clutter to worry about is a blessing, but people are often struggling to get there. These days the notion of decluttering and the ability to live a simple life with a minimal carbon footprint is quite popular. However, if you are just starting out on this journey, this whole idea may seem to be a tad bit overwhelming to you.
You don’t have to worry anymore! In this article, we are going to cover some basic steps that you can take to get started with decluttering.
It will be very difficult and demotivating to start alone so you will need someone to assist you in the process of decluttering your home. He/she will also help you in situations where you may be confused regarding whether or not you actually need an item. With some help, you’ll be able to make decisions about the decluttering process quickly and this will save you a lot of hassle and time!
The first thing that you have to do is to write a comprehensive checklist of all the important things that you need and also mark all the stuff that is not useful or is no longer of any value to you.
Everyone has a few things that they may not need anymore, but still find it hard to part ways with them. So, what should you do in such a situation? A clever thing to do is to have some secure self-storage space that can be used for these special items. So, don’t forget to add a separate column on your checklist regarding which items should be placed in the secure self-storage, since this will make things simpler for you.
You must know that you cannot keep all the stuff in your small room or house (even if it’s spacious!). So you need to be ready to throw out all the extra items and sell your unused items that may be useful to a potential buyer. When you donate your stuff to others in need, it will create a deep feeling of calmness, belonging, and fulfillment.
The other option is to sell all the old stuff that you want to get rid of now. In order to sell, you can organize a yard sale targeted at neighbors who may be willing to purchase your products such as furniture at a price below market value.
If there is a lot of stuff that you want to keep and it’s absolutely impossible to discard them, then you will definitely be in need of some extra storage space. One way is to invest in maximizing existing storage by purchasing space-saving products such as vertical cupboards and bookshelves. This will also reduce the cost of monthly secure self-storage payments.
When or how you go through the decluttering process is entirely up to you. What really matters is the overall journey that may start out small but build up gradually. Remember, this is your house and your life; decluttering it from unnecessary stuff has to be your decision!