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Decluttering Your Home

Many people begin to feel anxious, apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of decluttering their home or apartment. Decluttering your home does not have to be a painful experience, it can actually be a fun, stress relieving task if you follow these steps. 

  1. Give away or donate one item each day. Decluttering does not have to be done all at once. Giving your unused items or possessions to friends or donating them to worthy makes them easier to part with.  
  2. Fill one garbage bag. Filling one bag of unused items, or junk is the gateway to decluttering. Once the first bag is full and discarded, the rest of the decluttering becomes much easier. 
  3. Make a list. Making a list of the items you use every day, or every season and the items you never use makes the process significantly easier. This signifies the importance of the items you want to keep and the lack of importance of the other possessions you have accrued. 
  4. Go room by room. Start with the room that has the least amount of clutter and work your way to the room with the most, generally the garage, attic, basement are the last locations you will get to. 
  5. Visualize a less cluttered space. Envision what your ideal space looks like compared to the way your space currently looks and feels. This vision will help you get through the anxiousness of decluttering. 
  6. Don’t bring new items into the home throughout this process. If you are buying and bringing more items into the space as you declutter, you will soon see yourself back where you began.