How to declutter your home and reclaim your space

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Over the past months, you will have spent more time at home than ever before. One unexpected side effect of all this extra time spent at home is that it highlights all of the things that annoy you about your house. One major annoyance that many people have with their house is clutter, which can negatively impact how you feel about your living environment. 

Working from home can exacerbate this issue, and add to the feeling of clutter. Making the time to declutter your home is the only way to resolve the situation. Decluttering your home may seem like a mammoth task, but it doesn’t need to be as painful as it sounds. 

Reducing the clutter in your home has so many benefits, yet it is often a task that people don’t tackle until they are moving house, or the mess has gotten out of control. Reclaiming your space can leave your home feeling light, airy, and your rooms feel far bigger. A major bonus of decluttering is that it is also far easier to keep your home clean, and should dramatically reduce the time that you spend doing the housework each week. Without the clutter, there will be less to dust and fewer objects to trip over! If you are ready to take control of your living space and rid your home of the clutter once and for all, here is how you can make that happen:

Take a methodical approach

Decluttering is far less stressful when you take a methodical approach. Working on one room at a time will help you to keep the task manageable and help you to achieve better results. If you have a particularly large amount of clutter, you may find it beneficial to focus on one section of a room at a time. Once you start your declutter, try to stay motivated and keep the momentum going; otherwise, it is easy to slip back into bad habits.

Consider storage

Renting space in a storage facility is a solution that will take care of your clutter issues. Even after decluttering your home, you are likely to have many items that you would like to keep but are tricky to store. Seasonal items such as Christmas decorations and garden furniture are the perfect example of bulky items that are not always in use, but take up lots of room. Renting storage space allows you to keep hold of these items and easily access them when you need them without them encroaching on your living space the rest of the year. 

Keeping your home clutter-free

To make it easier to keep your home free from clutter, it is useful to develop new habits. Most importantly, you will need to stay on top of the tidying up and ensure that every object has a home. Thinking carefully before making a purchase is also essential. Thinking before you buy will help to eliminate extra clutter entering your home in the first place, and make staying clutter-free far simpler.

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