Decluttering your home and life
Let’s face it modern life can be hectic and at times it can feel like your whole life is getting just a little bit overwhelming. Sometimes something as simple as decluttering can clear not only your space but also your mind.
By focusing on a new streamlined lifestyle you’ll find that you’re better able to focus on the things that mean the most to you. So how can you have a clear uncluttered life? Well with a few practical steps you might be able to truly live clutter free.
Clear the decks
If you spend time in a cluttered environment it can seep into other areas of your life. By living in an organised and tidy space it gives you time to focus on other things and makes everyday chores like tidying up far easier.
So start by going through every possession and working out not only what you actually use but also what matters in your life. This doesn’t mean chucking out everything that doesn’t have a practical use but it should mean something important to you. So while realistically you’re not going to wear that top that has sat in your wardrobe for years if you feel genuinely upset at the thought of losing an item then making some space for it is fine and in fact important – just don’t do that with everything.
You also need to be quite ruthless at this stage and go through every nook and cranny and look at all your possessions and work out whether they are important or simply a practical item you actually need. And most of all be honest with yourself – do you really need all that stuff and don’t forget the bigger picture of a clutter free home and life. If you find that you really can’t get rid easily then it might be time to call in someone to help. A professional decluttering service can come in with fresh eyes and help you evaluate what really matters to you which will help you part with that stuff.
Clear the emotional baggage
This can be very hard to do but let go of some of that emotional baggage, whether it’s focusing on the people in your life who bring you happiness or simply forgiving and forgetting clearing your life of at least some of the negativity can be really useful.
Clear that to-do list
Even with everything else cleared and decluttered you can’t truly focus with a mile long to-do list. So start working through those chores and get them ticked off so that you can focus on the bigger picture. Start small and tackle some of the easier things on the list and you’ll be more motivated to work on the bigger things and if they are too much to handle then break them down into smaller tasks which will see you clear that list in no time.
However, if the to-do list is simply too long and you are not able to focus at all on the things that mean the most to you then it may be time to call in extra help from someone like Hour Hands who can free up your time so you can concentrate on the things that you want to do and not just the chores. Leading to a truly clutter free life