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Tips for uncluttering
Freeing yourself from clutter has many benefits. A clutter-free home is easier to clean, safer to navigate and better organized. But uncluttering your home can feel like a daunting task. Follow these tips to get started decluttering your home:
Get in the right headspace
Sometimes, you can be your own biggest obstacle to decluttering. You need to be prepared to take the process seriously and be willing to throw things away. If you never use something, will you really miss it?
One of the hardest things to unclutter is mementos, but only keep those you routinely interact with. If a toy from your childhood sits in a box in your attic, it’s just taking up space.
Recruit someone who doesn’t live in your house to help you make the tough decisions. An objective eye can make it easier to identify what things should get tossed away.
Divide and conquer
By breaking the job down into individual rooms, you can see how things are used in the context of your room and feel accomplished as you make progress throughout your house. Avoid the temptation to shift things from one room to another.
Give your stuff a good home
Uncluttering doesn’t necessarily mean throwing everything into a dumpster. If the things you’re discarding are in good condition, consider donating them to a nonprofit or listing them online for free pickup online. Pass on some of your mementos to friends and family members who would appreciate them. Your things could find new use somewhere else