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5 ways to de-clutter your home

18 September 2015, 12:06Chanté Petersen

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

To sort the space you live in is to sort out your mind and simplifying your home can mean a lot less to clean and a lot less stress.

You’ll find that most of your clutter consists of miscellaneous objects.

It all begins piling up the same way; telling yourself that it might come in handy someday.  

But often enough it doesn’t.

The greatest tip you will ever learn when de-cluttering your home is that if you haven’t used something during the previous 6 to 12 months, chuck it away or pass it on to someone else–in another household.

Because chances are, you probably won’t need it during the coming 6 to 12 months.

This step to deciding what stays and what goes is half the journey to a de-cluttered home; the rest is structuring your home in such a way that you should be able to find anything without going on a treasure hunt for it.  

But are you to do with everything that stays? Here are a few tips:

1. Compartmentalising could be your next best friend, so don’t sweat the small things. Instead, box them up and label them.

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2. For the book worms and shoe lovers, rain gutters are a lot more useful than you think.

Give one a nice coat of paint before securing it against your wall and voila! Now, either shelf your books or hang your shoes.

Quite unusual, I know, but it looks great.

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3. Make your bed. This is an interesting one; your bed is often the focal point of your room. A neat bed may motivate you to de-clutter the rest of your bedroom.

4. Maintaining the structure, this may be the toughest part, buy getting rid of at least 5 items each time you clean – whether it be papers, old perfume bottles, old receipts or broken shoes – get rid of it.

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5. Start a clutter-free zone: another fantastic way to keep the clutter from piling up.

Your clutter-free zone is where nothing other than what is in immediate use gets placed.

Be it a kitchen-counter top or living-room table, the trick to your clutter free zone is that it expands over time until it envelopes your entire home.

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- Woman24


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