There are times in your life when things can get a little overwhelming. You have a new baby, you move house, change jobs, lose someone you love or go through something traumatic. It can stop you in your tracks and your mind can become cluttered with thoughts, feelings and emotions. Let’s face it, we will all have these moments. But often the knock-on effect is that other things start to change. We start to keep things or hoard, maybe we can’t keep on top of household chores or sometimes we can just focus on the job in hand and forget the life around us. There is nothing wrong with all of that. However, there is a common tone that a tidy house helps with a tidy mind, and often the surroundings we are in can have a negative effect on how we handle other aspects of our lives. Decluttering your home can have a huge change on how you feel, and some people have even said minimising their life in this way can be life-changing. Of course, it can’t all happen at once, and so if you like the idea of decluttering your home to improve your mindset and wellbeing, here are some of the ways to get started.
Put things into storage if you don’t need them but still want to keep them
There are times in our lives where we have things that we just don’t need right now, but we may need in the future. For example, baby things that may have outgrown your family right now could perhaps be useful in the future if you decide to have more children. It’s best to not have it cluttering up your home if you can help it, so looking into options of storage units on websites like canningvalestorageunits.com.au could be the answer. This helps you to reprioritise what you may need and perhaps what you don’t, revisiting the storage unit every few months may give you the motivation to sell unwanted things online or donate them to others who need them more.
Try doing five minutes of decluttering a day
Decluttering your home in one go is a huge mountainous task, so why not trim it down into bite-sized chunks that is easily manageable? Get yourself a bag and use five minutes of your day to go around your home. Placing things you no longer love, want or need into it. You can then decide whether there is any value to make money, donate to charity or dispose of them by recycling them in the right way. Once you have done this for a few weeks you will start to see a big change in your home, and it could be making a huge difference to your mindset.
Consider other ways to store things
Finally, there are other ways you can store things to keep things neat and tidy. Reading books like the life-changing magic of tidying up can be a great initiative to try in your home. The Marie Kondo website tidyingup.com is packed full of tips and advice. It may sound like a lot of work, but again a gradual approach can help you tackle even your most disorganised drawers or cupboards. We all have them, don’t we?
I hope that this inspires you to try a bit of decluttering yourself.