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Looking for motivation to declutter, organize and simplify your home? Here are 7 reasons why you need to clean up your clutter.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everything could magically become clean without you ever lifting a finger? While I’d love for this to happen, we all know that it won’t because keeping a house clean and organized takes work. A whole lot of work.
The first step against having an organizing house is to declutter. As silly as it might sound, I always find myself feeling more relaxed and calm after I’ve gotten rid of some of our stuff.
At least once a year I go through our entire house and throw out as many items I can find, that we no longer use or need. The last time I did this, I got rid of over 100 things!
I’ve always been a bit of a hoarder, keeping everything I thought we might use someday in the future. But I’ve realized that there’s a lot of benefits of living with less stuff and I’ve come to love the way decluttering feels so much that I’m determined to keep decluttering our house every few months.
Here are 7 things that can motivate you to do a whole lot of decluttering.
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The more stuff you have, the more time it takes to clean and organize everything. Having more stuff also means that it’s easier to misplace something, and instead of spending time on things you actually enjoy, you’ll have to waste it on trying to find things that aren’t where it’s supposed to be.
Being organized can be quite the frugal living tips. When you are simplifying and living with less, you won’t just save money because you aren’t buying as much stuff. You’re also less likely to end up spending money to replace something that you thought you lost, only to find it later.
Clutter and visual noise tend to make people feel stressful and irritable. Everywhere you look there’s something that needs to be put away or that needs to be washed, fixed or folded. Having just a few, carefully selected things, is much more manageable and easier to take care of. And aren’t clean, open spaces way more refreshing and energizing than clutter?
Clutter makes your home look messy and simply not inviting to anyone. If you’ve ever felt worried, uncertain, or nervous about having someone over, decluttering will help you move past the feeling of fear. By decluttering and only keeping things that you use and truly love, you create a space that will make you thrive and want to welcome others into your home.
Going through all of your stuff can be really profitable. If you can be ruthless and decide what you truly don’t need to keep anymore, you’ll realize that there’s ton of money that can be made by decluttering your home. If you have kids’ clothes with no stains or other baby equipment that aren’t broken, you can take it to your local children’s consignment shop and get paid on the spot. Other items can, of course, be sold on Craigslist, eBay or in Facebook groups.
Feel More Organized
Decluttering is the first step you need to take to feel more organized. If you have too much stuff, you’ll end up losing things, have no idea where things are and will have to search aimlessly to find them. With less stuff in your home, it will be easier to stay organized and live by the saying “A place for everything and everything in its place.
Getting rid of items and not buying replacements or supplements, your kids will have more room to play or work on projects. It will also be easier for you to focus on work, crafting or perform your hobby when you don’t have to spend as much time picking up stuff. Instead of buying more and more under bed storage, drawer dividers and other organizers to fit your stuff in, try to reduce your belongings first and then make them fit into the storage you have.
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A stay at home mom of two whose goal is to help you make every day a good day. She shares practical solutions and more efficient ways of doing things so we can stop struggling with our homes and spend time on the things that count!