New year's Resolution: Declutter, Start New!

New year's Resolution: Declutter, Start New!

With the arrival of the new year, you should make decluttering top of your list of resolutions. Removing clutter from your home can leave you happier in your own space.  Many people set new years resolutions with the best intentions but actually fail to fulfil them within the first ten days of the year. But if this is you, then we have put together a guide to help you get back on track and start your decluttering. Setting goals is always important to make sure that you don’t get too complacent and to get that feeling of achievement. Our guide will help you to declutter and also keep on top of your home throughout the year.

Start with Easy Spaces

One of the best ways to kick off your new year’s declutter is to choose an easy space to start clearing out. If you know that a specific area, such as your bedroom, is going to have a lot of clutter then you should consider starting off somewhere smaller. You can even consider places like your car, as this is a space where many of us spend a lot of time commuting. Clearing out a smaller space can get you into the right mindset for decluttering the rest of your home and can also provide motivation. Once you have seen how much tidier your space is, you will want the rest of your home to be the same.

Don’t Rush

In order to fully declutter your home and create a better living space, you will need to make sure you allow plenty of time for yourself. It no doubt took you a long time to accumulate all of the clutter that you have in your home, so it will take a while to sort through all of it and get rid of it. One crucial aspect of decluttering is to make sure that you go through every item, get everything out and consider whether you still need it. If you don’t consider some items then you could still be left with clutter and you will end up having to declutter again much sooner than you wanted to.

You might even consider self storage solutions as a consideration phase. Placing your belongings in self storage with Easistore could be the first step in realising that you don't need all those clothes, shoes, or items of furniture. 

Woman surrounded by clutter in her home
Box of clothes ready to be sent for donation.

Think About Donating or Selling

Another way that you can continue your decluttering process is to think about what items you could donate and if there is anything that you could potentially sell. It is more than likely that you will have plenty of clutter in your home that you no longer have a use for but that could still be useful to others. You will be surprised what you can sell on eBay and you could end up with a tidy sum for all of the things you aren’t using anymore. Even if your items don’t have any monetary value, they might still be useful to other people. You could be doing a good deed by donating your clutter to charity.

Tell People About It

You can also keep yourself motivated by talking about your progress in decluttering with friends, family or even colleagues. Talking about it with others can help to keep you motivated in finishing your decluttering and could also get others to try it. You will find that the motivation from family and friends can really help to push you onto doing more decluttering in and around your home. You might also find that your friends and family have some great tips that could help you save time on deciding on what needs to stay and go.

By following these steps you should be able to get rid of a lot of the clutter in your home and keep motivated throughout the year. However, it is possible that your home is just simply not big enough for all of your belongings and possessions. If you have a lot of old photos or items that you don’t want to throw out, then it might be worth considering self storage to help free up space in your home and create a much better living environment.

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