Clearing out clutter, junk, pre-loved but no longer used items, furniture, paperwork, etc. can be a task that we put off until later- well now is that later!
Don’t underestimate the psychological benefits to cleaning out spaces like those below, especially in a difficult time such as this when we are being forced to spend a lot more time within them.
Spaces you could benefit from clearing out:
- Wardrobes- clothes, shoes, belts, underwear drawers, sock drawers
- Home Offices
- Kitchen Cupboards
- Miscellaneous Cupboards around the house (that you may have stuffed things in when unexpected guests arrived)
- That Spare Room
- Children’s Bedrooms
- Children’s Playrooms
A clear space allows for a clear mind and will also provide a sense of focus and achievement during a time of uncertainty and so much free time.
What Can You Use For Storage?
If you don’t have any boxes or containers at home you can still buy these online- which helps support all of those stores that are struggling. Many companies are having sales and/ or offering free or discounted delivery to help the community out during isolation.
Baskets like these white wire ones are great for items that you or the kids need to see yet keeps the chaos organised.
If you don’t want to see them but need easy access to them, these grey felt ones are a great solution and can be flattened and packed away minimally if needed.
I also love clear containers with secure lids that can be labelled, these help keep out vermin and items are less easily forgotten when you can see them (and therefore actually get used).
What If I Can’t Part With Some Items?
If I come across something that holds a special memory for me but I no longer need the physical item, I simply take a photo of it to help me reminisce. It’s much easier for me to let go of that physical item if I know I have a photo of it and it still sparks the memory for me- eventually when clearing out your online storage you may even be able to let go of the photo.
Good luck on your de-cluttering journey and the biggest tip I can give you is DON’T GIVE UP- YOU CAN DO THIS!
When you are completely over doing it or become drained just have a break, get some fresh air and come back to it. Trust me when I say that once it’s all organised and cleared out you will feel great.