Strategies For Clearing Away Clutter

Strategies For Clearing Away Clutter
Did you know that clutter can cause stress? Clutter can affect your mental health in a negative way. Too much stuff is overwhelming. Your home should be a place you enjoy being. It's your safe haven. The good news is you can reduce the clutter and improve your stress levels in four steps.

1. Tackle one pile at a time.

Clutter causes stress because the piles seem endless. You want to go through them, but it's intimidating, so you don't even start. The trick is to just begin with one area and don't think about the rest. If your coffee table is a mess, start there. Throw away the garbage, recycle the papers and magazines, and tidy up what you want to stay on the coffee table. When you see the results of that few minutes of work, you're going to be inspired to do more.

2. Donate unused items.

As the years go by, it's normal to collect a lot of stuff. Your closets, drawers, and linen closets may bursting at the seams. Go through each drawer one at a time and identify what you no longer wear or fit into. These are items you can donate. Toss out old underwear and socks. Do the same with clothes hung in closets and your linen closet items. You're sure to find plenty to donate and you'll end up with plenty of empty space, which will put you at ease.

3. Designate a space for everything.

When everything has a place, it's more difficult for clutter to pile up. Figure out these spaces and begin putting things where they belong. Instead of bills piling up on counters here and there, create a space close to where you pay them where you know to put them as soon as they come in. Don't let junk mail sit on the counter until you decide to deal with it. Put it straight into the recycling box. This will keep you organized, which will also reduce your stress levels.

4. Use what you have.

One good way to declutter is to use what you have before you buy more. If you have a nice collection of nail polish, use them. Toss ones that have dried up. Go through your freezer and cupboards and make meals with what you have instead of spending money on more. Saving money is always a good way to reduce the stress in your life.

When you clear the clutter from your home and life in general, you will experience less stress. When you free your space of all your extra belongings, you can really thrive!

You Should Also Read:
Strategies to Declutter Your Home Office
How to Reduce Clutter for Stress Relief
How to Have a Natural Home

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