Clutter tends to acquire without you noticing it until one day you realise how much clutter there is in your home. Too much clutter has been found to affect one’s mental health, leading to higher anxiety levels, lower quality of sleep, and lesser ability to focus, impacting productivity.
Research shows that clutter can have a negative effect on one’s well-being. If you feel like the clutter in your home is stressing you out, maybe it is time to do something about it. Here are some simple tips to get you started:
Do a little at a time. You need just 5 to 10 minutes each day to organise a space, put away things, and place them in their proper places. You can start with a drawer or a table and expand from there.
Do away with it. Comb through each room to see if there is any trash that can be thrown out. If things have been gathering dust at the back of your closet, consider giving them to others who may have more use for them.
Do think before buying. Consider whether you need that thing you are considering buying, what use it will be, and whether it will have a place in your home. Whenever you bring something inside the house, consider bringing something out.
Watch these home organising shows to get great ideas and inspiration:
Hack My Home
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Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
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The Minimalists: Less Is Now
Find out what the minimalist movement is all about and how you can incorporate some key concepts into your home and lifestyle.
Dream Home Makeover
A designer couple infuses their style into home renovation projects. If you are a fan of shabby chic aesthetics, you can get great ideas here.
Get Organized With The Home Edit
Expert home organisers help their clients edit, categorise, and contain their clutter to create stunning and livable spaces.
Instant Dream Home
Gungho renovators take on challenging projects to transform their clients’ houses into their dream family homes in just half a day.
Interior Design Masters
Aspiring designers use their interior design mettle to create spaces that wow as they compete for a life-changing project.
Decluttering your home can seem overwhelming, but taking it as a project you can do a bit at a time is important. If you feel like you have bitten off more than you can handle, you can take a break and regroup so you have the energy to keep going. After all, keeping your home organised and clutter-free is not a one-time task but an ongoing process.