With children and day-to-day life, it’s inevitable that our homes will not always be tidy and showhome worthy. When you have a family in some respects, you probably won’t want it to be either. However, general clutter around your home can often be one of the biggest reasons a home looks untidy or messy. Sometimes it’s worth investing time to do a little reorganisation and cleanse your home of the items you no longer need. With that in mind, here are a few inspired ideas to help you get started with a good declutter.
Don’t tackle it all at once
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the task at hand. So try and tackle your decluttering approach in a different way. Consider doing bursts of five minutes each day, or even combatting one cupboard or draw at a time. Little and often can be the biggest and easiest way to begin decluttering your home once and for all. Some people also consider getting themselves a bag and walking around filling it each day.
Consider items that could have another purpose or life elsewhere
Of course, some items that you no longer need may have another purpose or life elsewhere. So it is worth considering items that you could donate to local charity shops and hand down to family members. Even considering selling at car boot sales or online. The extra money could help build up your savings. The best question to ask yourself is whether you need it, or could someone else get more use out of it?
Keep your home clean
It may sound crazy, but sometimes just giving your house a thorough clean, or keeping on top of the day-to-day chores can make a huge difference to your home. Developing your own cleaning schedule is a great tip to keep on top of those daily chores. Also, investing in heavy-duty cleaning products and appliances can also make a big difference. Specifically, to the length of time, you spend doing those chores.
The accumulation of toys could be your biggest problem
If you have children, then every parent can sympathise that more often than not, the accumulation of toys can be your biggest problem. We don’t mean to buy lots of them. But with birthdays and Christmas and family members wanting to gift your child they just add up. A lot of the time they can all end up in separate boxes. Decluttering the toys and putting some away enables your child to play and use their imagination more. When boredom strikes, switch the toys around. You may find that you are hoarding some of the babyish items at the bottom of the toy box that could be donated or put away for the future.
Don’t overcrowd shelves
Shelves can be the biggest issue in a home. They can appear overcrowded and cluttered without meaning to. Making a conscious decision to only display certain things can make a room appear lighter and less cluttered. Create storage solutions in your home to store everything else.
I hope these ideas help you become less cluttered in your home.