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As the end of year is near, and two/three major festivals are coming right up, it is only wise to start cleaning up the unused and rarely-used, and making a list of what to keep and what not to.
AND here’s some tips on decluttering, to get you ready in time for many hosting and gathering activities:
- Have a coffee, and make a list. Segregate your home into different areas and finish up one area before moving on to the next.
- If you’ve not used the item for more than a month or three, it’s good to be rendered not an essential item in your daily life. And if you haven’t touch these items in the storeroom for a good three to six months, it’s good to go. Arrange a good weekend to go through these items and rid of the museum pieces, they might be more useful in the homes of their second owners or, really, museum.
- Try out many of the decluttering challenges there are online – 12-12-12 Challenge, Project 333 (to declutter your wardrobe), 365 Less Things a Year, 31 Day Home Detox Decluttering Challenge, 2018 in 2018, and so on.
- Organise – grab baskets, containers, or boxes you can lay your hands on and start organising. Go one area at a time, and categorise items into different boxes. You will soon be glad you’ve done this project and found things that you thought were gone years ago. That’s a couple of items off your buying list too. Great work!
- Break the chore down into little portions everyday. You’re no superhuman, and we all know that you’ve a lot more things to do daily than to spent it sorting and cleaning stuffs up. Try 15-30mins each night, and go on to the next area when you are done with one. Make sure that you’ve completely down sorting out and cleaning one area before proceeding.
- You are not on your own. Bring in your family. Who knows how that may roll out or be? Into a contest of decluttering? Try it, and remember more hands means work gets done more quickly and less boringly.
- Give it away, stop thinking that giving items away is letting all your well-spent, hard-earned money away. Think of it as a donation, as a gift to someone who hadn’t the chance of using what you just gave away and that you’ve created a chance for him or her to use it.
Now you have a less cluttered and cleaner house for more seats in place, more merry-making and to create more joyous memories with! Don’t thank us, thank yourself for the great job done. 😊