Clutter is a problem with most of us. The problem arises when we start buying things and hoarding things that we do not need. People who are unorganized, will always find themselves surrounded by clutter, simply because they do not know any better.
If you are really serious about decluttering your life, you need to know that you will have to make a few changes in your lifestyle and attitude. De-cluttering is not difficult, sticking to the clutter free state is.
Get in to a habit of living in a clutter free environment by being more organized and recognizing the difference between what you need and what you can avoid and you will find your life a lot less cluttered.
What’s causing clutter?
It is important that you identify, in what areas of your life is the clutter most rampant. Here are a few things that are responsible for clutter in your home.
Your closet more often than not can end up being the most stressful place, as it is home to clothes that you have forgotten existed. Most people where 20% of their clothes, 80% of the time.
In order to treat this problem, you have to start identifying, what clothes you definitely do not need, and will not wear ever. Dedicate some time to this exercise, identify clothes that can be given to charity, clothes that can be passed down to your kids, or clothes that can simply become wash cloths in the kitchen or can be turned in to some amazing art pieces with some simple DIY tricks.
This exercise will take you some time and if you do it with sincerity, you will find that your closet will be a place where you find peace.
With kids who are stubborn, it becomes very difficult to control the amount of toys strewn all over the place. As a parent you have to be a little strict and have a limit on the number of toys that you will allow in you home.
Be sure that when you are planning out the space in your home, you create space in places that are un-utilized so as to accommodate the extra toys that have become a part of your life. Create space under the bed, or under the stairwell and even the couch. You will be surprised as to how a small space too can be a fabulous storage powerhouse.
Bills, receipts, parking tickets, visiting cards and various other paper work finds its way to your desk at home, which should ideally be dedicated to strict working. Dispose off paper that you are not going to need again, and file away other documents that you will need in the future. Store your stationary properly and make sure that your coffee mug reaches the kitchen after you have taken the last sip.
A few simple ideas can help you de-clutter your life and live in a truly calm and peaceful manner. So, go ahead and start working on your closet and slowly move to more places in you home that could use with some serious de-cluttering.