As the New Year unfolds, it’s a popular time to give your home a thorough purge and declutter. Many people set new intentions and focus on letting go of items that no longer serve them or are necessary to store in their home. While so beneficial, this process can be easy to start yet hard to finish. Here are 4 easy steps to help you get started and motivated to finish.
Declutter one space at a time
Out with the old, in with the new! When creating a space that speaks to you and supports your current lifestyle you must first declutter. We all have items sitting around that we no longer need or use anymore. Use a pile sorting system of 3s to assist with the process (keep, donate, garbage).
Create a system
If your belongings do not have a specific place to live in your home, things will always feel out of control. Create a system in your home to help you and your family know where items are and know where to put them back. Systems that work well for most families include using organising products that are versatile and neutral, labelling items, and having rules such as ‘don’t put it down, put it away’.
Our environment has a profound impact on our mental, emotional and physical health which is why it is so important to set up your space accordingly. Without cluttering your space, how can you implement items that are meaningful to you – plants and flowers, candles, pictures of the family, etc.
Maintain shopping habits
The goal is to keep your home organised throughout the entirety of 2024. In order to remain clutter-free, you need to reassess your shopping patterns. This is actually how clutter is accumulated – at the point of purchase! Making sure that you are only buying in bulk if you actually use in bulk, that items you buy have a return policy, you are not being lured into buying things on sale even if you do not need them.