The best way to start of the new year is with a clean, uncluttered house. It’s the perfect time to let go any materials and items that take up unnecessary space. Overall, a more organized and fresh space can improve other aspects of your lifestyle. From your wellness and career to even your social relationships and more, you’ll feel a lot better mentally and emotionally when in an improved space. Here are four great ways to declutter and get organized for a fresh start of the new year.
When decluttering your entire home, it can be very overwhelming, especially if you have so much to go through. The last thing you want is dedicating an entire day to decluttering. Save yourself from the stress and anxiety by going room by room instead and take it day by day. You’ll definitely feel a lot better when you take baby steps during the decluttering process and it gives you more time to thoroughly go through each item in each room.
If you’re own that can get emotionally attached to certain items or if you’re a natural hoarder, bring someone along during your decluttering process. Not only do you get an extra pair of helping hands, but they can help you let go of things that you physically can’t and can give you useful opinions from an outside perspective.
Staying organized while decluttering is the best way to stay on track throughout the process. The four-box method works wonders when arranging certain things. One box for storage, one box for donating/giving away, one box for trash, and one box for keeping. Don’t forget to label them!
The best way to tackle a home decluttering is by preparing yourself with the right questions to ask when going through each item. Keep these questions in mind: “Have I used this item in the past year?”, “Will I use it in the year ahead?”, “If it is broken, is it worth fixing or can I replace it?”, “Would I keep this if I moved?”