No matter how tidy and clean a person you are, there are still areas in your home where things start to pile up. And no, we’re not just talking about your house’s storage room. Naturally, there’s an area where before you know it all kinds of stuff might have gathered there already.
According to Cambridge Dictionary, declutter or decluttering means “to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more pleasant and more useful”
In this blog, we will discuss how you can naturally declutter your home without stressing too much. This would be beneficial mentally, physically, and hygienically. It’s not just for yourself but also for your hired professional house cleaner. Before he or she comes in to make your home sparkling clean, the place has been decluttered.
What to Declutter?
- Tables, Countertops, and Shelves
Let’s start with the most visible items. As you see these surfaces everyday, the items you see on top of it are becoming less and less eyesore (sometimes almost [hypothetically] invisible), and additional items that don’t belong there were generally missed. So before things become messier, take control and assess which items should stay and not so things won’t pile up.
The best examples are the magazines and books on the coffee table. Sure, at first it looks great. It gives the idea of a decorative vibe. However, this is not always the case. Most of the time, we start to put in more than what we need to. The best solution is to check which should be stored away, disposed or recycled. If there are still a “few” pieces you want to keep, make sure that it’s placed neatly before the dirt accumulates.
- Under the Sink
Whether it is under the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or laundry sink, we’re storing items in it. But if you start to declutter this area, you’ll realize that there are things like empty bottles that should be disposed of already. And since you’re already on your way to achieving a decluttered and organized storage under the sink, why not clean it too? And once you’re done, put back or restock the items there neatly. In this way, you’ll also be able to check one more time which items should be kept.
Okay, it’s our little secret but we know that most of the time this is where we hide away items instantly when we need to. With or without knowing, it’s our instant solution if we need to make the top surfaces neat and clean. It’s not a bad thing to hide some of your belongings in the cupboard since this is its main function, isn’t it?
However, what’s not good is when all items there get jumbled which makes it unorganized. So the best solution is to check, declutter, clean, and reorganize the items you want to keep in there.
- The Closet
You might not believe it but, in general, your closet becomes a hideout of your unused items. If it’s unorganized, you won’t realize that there are items like shirt, pants, skits, and others that should be thrown out already or items that have not been used before because it’s hidden too deep. So, have some time to declutter for the reason that dust and dirt more or less has accumulated there.
Which Should I Declutter First?
To be honest, there’s no exact formula or step on which area, room, or space you should declutter first. The best way to do, as always, is to start with those easier areas before moving on to the ones that would take a longer time. This practice is the best one also so your body won’t stain immediately.
Take time to check first which part of the house where you can start.
Why Should I Declutter?
Decluttering has always been a good practice in every home. It is also beneficial physically, mentally, and hygienically. It’s a practice of self-care also for the reason that you’re giving yourself to detoxify.
According to studies, decluttering helps boost your self-confidence and self-efficiency as you’re able to make decisions. It helps your mind and body to function. You may not see it but it is also an exercise to reduce stress, and an exercise for your body to boost and energize it.
It also acts as a way to find some hidden or long lost “treasures” that might have forgotten overtime.
Lastly, decluttering helps you save time and money because when a hired professional house cleaner arrives, he or she will just focus on doing the main task of cleaning. This makes the cleaning job faster and you won’t have to pay extra for overtime, for additional tasks. You also build a good relationship with the cleaners as they can perform their job smoothly.
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