Get That Junk Out of Your House!

Over the years, we tend to acquire way too many possessions. Things we don’t need. Things we don’t even necessarily love. A lot of people know this, and have had ‘declutter’ on their to-do list for quite some time; others really don’t think all that much about it because they can still make their homes look really tidy.
Having all this junk in your home doesn’t really do a great deal for your comfort. So perhaps it’s time that you actually make the time to declutter your household. It doesn’t matter what the reason is. Whether you’re looking for a way to make your home less stressful, or you’re moving home and want to reduce your packing needs, or even if you’re simply looking to buy more stuff and don’t have any room for it, this guide is for you!
schedule is pretty much key to anything you want to accomplish in life, and decluttering is no exception. Make sure you have the time to do this; book time off of work if you have to. Pick a day, pick a time, pick a room. Get to work. Even if you dedicate an hour a day to a room and complete the task over the course of a week, you’re still making progress.

Start with the big stuff
If you’re looking to really make some space in your home, then it’s best to deal with the big stuff first. Do you have too many chairs? A spare spare bed? A bookshelf that doesn’t actually contain any books? A sofa bigger than you require? Then start with those. Move them into the attic, or hire a van to get it out of your sight for good.
Defeat sentimentality
Now we move onto the small things. The problem with these smaller objects is the root cause of a vast amount of home clutter: sentimentality. It doesn’t matter if you don’t need the item; if it brings back memories when you look at it, it can be hard to throw it away. (Unless the memories are, y’know, awful. In which case, what are you doing keeping it!?) You should look into strategies for throwing sentimentality to the wind if you’re really serious about getting rid of the clutter in your home.

Donating and selling
When you’re sorting out all this junk, it’s best to sort things into piles (or, better yet, put them into appropriate boxes or bags). The things that you’re selling belong in one category. Things you’re donating to charities belong to another. But within those categories are other categories! For example, the donation pile may consist of clothes, books, electronics, etc - some charity organizations will take all of them, but some will only take specific items. The same goes for any outlet that’s willing to buy this sort of stuff from you.
If you know that you can’t sell or donate something, and it inspires no positive feelings within you, then you need to get rid of it responsibly. If you’ve collected a lot of this sort of thing, then get someone round with a van who can either dispose of it or recycle it. 
You should be left with a much clearer home, as well as a clearer mind. Try not to let it get cluttered again!

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