Decluttering your home is a great way to start fresh. Decluttering also leads to a clear mind and lifts your mood. It is easy to fall into the habit of hoarding items you no longer need. However, this disorder results in messy environments, bacterial issues, and increased feelings of demotivation. Decluttering is even more important if you are planning to move and sell your property. You want to make the best first impression on potential buyers. It is also encouraged to rent a home storage unit for possessions you wish to keep but have no space for.
If you want to work effectively, eliminate distractions such as your smartphone. Turn off notifications, declutter the applications that cause you trouble, and set time limits for how much time you can spend on each one. You’ll be able to focus for longer and complete work tasks earlier if you don’t have to worry about notifications or interruptions from your phone.
Sort Items Into Boxes
Another great tip for making the decluttering process as easy as possible, is to sort items into boxes. For example, have different boxes for keep, storage, bin etc. This means, as you are sorting through belongings, you will have to make a decision on where you want those items to go. It can be easy to keep more items that you don’t use. Also, by organising by boxes you can transport them easier too, whether this be to a new property, to the storage unit, or to the dump. You can make these boxes for every room of the house which makes the process move efficiently.
Ask For Help
It may be a good idea to have family and friends help you to clear your home out. They may be more encouraging when it comes to getting rid of stuff that you no longer use or have a purpose for. Multiple pairs of hands are better than one. It can speed up the process tremendously, making it seem less of a tedious task. This also may be a good time to have a box for sentimental belongings, that friends and family may want to keep for themselves. It can be a nice activity for people to dig out their oldest memories and reminisce.
Hire An Uplift Company
Many people find it beneficial to hire an uplift company on the day of their decluttering. This is specifically aimed at those who are clearing for moving purposes. An uplift company will bring a van that is a suitable size for your items and transport them where you want them to go. They can either take your items to your new property or take them to the dump to be disposed of. This is incredibly beneficial if you are planning to move heavy furniture like sofas, fridges etc.