Easy Ways of Decluttering Your House

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Have you watched or heard of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? Every body’s crazy about this show as well as her book. The show and the book tackle about decluttering and organizing with simple ways to get to the root of your clutter problem and help you to resolve it once and for all. As Marie Kondo says, “If you don’t love it, don’t keep it.”

Cleaning is very therapeutic for most of the people and many of us are inspired by this show, to get organized and tidy things up. Most of us are attracted to the idea of living a simple life, uncluttered with fewer things. We have to take into account the benefits of having fewer belongings, of course the less stuff we have would result to – less cleaning, less debt, less organizing, les stress, more money and energy.

Piles of things in our homes are one of the biggest triggers of stress. Clutter increases your cortisol level literally! When we have a lot of clutter in our homes, it distracts us and can even cause us anxiety. You can concentrate on creating your life when you reduce the noise of things surrounding you. There are simple ways of cleaning and decluttering your home.

But the big question here is, with all these stuff all over you place – where do I start decluttering?

Many are starting to feel overwhelmed, panicky and annihilated by the idea of decluttering their homes. The decluttering journey doesn't have to be as painful as it is. In fact, a number of people have come up with some fun, creative ways to get started.

Discard things for better storage

One of the most usual mistake that us individual make when tidying is that we consume too much effort storing things that we no longer want or need. An expert said that “Before considering storage, remove all your belongings from where are currently kept. Hold them one by one as you ask yourself, 'Do I truly need this?'" It may be difficult and tiring but it will eventually give us more space to work with in the end.

Categorizing your possessions

Declutter your wardrobe by providing each type of clothes their own drawer or set place, you can also do some color-coding if you prefer it that way. If you love books and you have tons of them, always remember as Marie Kondo would say “Do my books spark joy?” you would need to minimize your books and just keep the ones that you love. This goes with your other possessions and collections.

Folding Clothes, Organize your room

This home hack of Marie Kondo is the most famous. Organizing drawers by stacking clothes side-by-side instead of the usual piling them all up on top of each other. This transforms your drawer. It might seem time consuming at first, but once you organize everything this way, you’ll find that you actually save time. No more looking around for lost t-shirts and resorting your drawer every morning! For your shoes, get a plastic bin where you can store them and keep them on the floor. If you got no more room in your closet, get some genius shoe bins with wheels and slide them neatly under your bed.

Organizing your kitchen

When it comes to organizing our kitchen, we always want to have an easy access to all out utensils. But the real key to a decluttered kitchen is based on the “ease of cleaning” and not the “ease of use”. This may sound unreasonable but you will realize when those areas are clutter free, cooking is simpler. Just get what you need in cooking, clean and store them once you are one then quickly wipe any mess – and the cleaning is easier.

Get rid of unnecessary pieces of paperwork

I know most of us are guilty of keeping old receipts to the point that we can’t even remember where they came from. We would often joke about that the receipts that we are holding on to are much more than our cash in our wallets. But it’s time to let go of this unnecessary things, the old first date receipts, the outdated bills and warranties that we are clinging on to for the longest time. We just have to keep those very important paperwork.

Organize your bathroom

You need to remove, sort and replace the items in your bathroom. Go through all your beauty and health products; just keep only what you usually use. Be thrifty, use some hanging shoe organizer on your bathroom door to store your hair-styling tools and products. To give your bathroom a minimalist look, buy some more baskets, where you can store all your favorite products close at hand.

For more tips and ways of tidying things up, read here.

All of these may seem to be exhausting for you, consider getting a cleaning lady to do the work for you. My recommendation would be the Divine Maids, they are the most trusted, reliable and one of the most affordable cleaning services in Seattle.

Sabrina Nalo