Decluttering is a great way to create more space, get organised and transform your home. It’s also useful for discovering what you do and don’t need in your home. An autumn declutter is perfect for getting your home nice and tidy for the colder months when you spend more time indoors. Here are a few ideas to help you get going…
Get in the right mind frame for your home declutter
If letting go of certain things is a hard process for you, then try to get in the right mind-frame. Decluttering can seem daunting and time consuming, however, removing unwanted items will help you feel more organised and in control. You can get so much time back from having to clean fewer things, having to store fewer items, and having to organise and find space for less. A little time spent decluttering now could save you lots of time in the long run, which can be reinvested in relaxing and enjoying yourself – so keep that in mind!
Know what stuff you use and own
Tackling your clutter can be a daunting task, especially if you have loads of items scattered across the house. Take a walk through each room and make a note of how often you use each item in the room. This can help you to identify items that are just taking up space so you can declutter more effectively. Be pragmatic and don’t fall into the trap of thinking that items you haven’t touched for years will come in handy at a later date. Once you’ve made the list in your head, you’ll find it easier when it comes to choosing what to keep, what gets thrown away or donated, and what your self storage needs are.
Be ruthless with your autumn declutter
The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds attractive; however when the time comes, it’s easy to become sentimental and not stick to a plan. Try removing your easier items such as books, clothes, ornaments, and furniture to get you going before moving onto more difficult items. Sometimes you just have to be ruthless, so make sure you keep the final objective in mind; a more organised and pleasant environment!
Create a summer storage area
Sort through your summer items in order to create more space and make everything easily accessible. Items such as summer clothes, beach towels, outdoor toys etc. can consume a lot of space. Simply sort through your summery items and place these in storage boxes, so that when the warmer weather comes round again, you’ll have all your seasonal items in one place. You can either pop these items into your loft or garage or, if you are short on space, a self storage unit offers a simple and affordable means of keeping your items safe.
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