I know the feeling. Sometimes we get so busy and just toss everything in the dressers in an attempt to make the area look presentable. However, we do know that there are many things that we should organize, deciding if we should toss them out or place in a more convenient location. If you are interested in ways to declutter your home, make it more “breathable” or just want to start spring cleaning, please read on.
Creating that Minimalist Home and Spring Cleaning
I prefer a minimalist home, so I “spring clean” my home at least once a month. If I am traveling and am just too busy, I will make a note in my calendar to do it at least once every quarter. I am pretty good at keeping this because I love how my home feels like afterward. By the end of this, I would have a renewed sense of gratitude.
I usually start off by dividing my home spaces into sections. I will pick a room and start there. Say I pick the kitchen area, I will then pick the two drawers that I have been meaning to sort. If I have more time, then I will do more drawers. Then I will always do the fridge next to make sure that I am not storing any food that has spoiled. I love starting with the kitchen area because I love the feeling of finding food. Things like canned goods, pasta sauces, chocolates that I bought a while ago but had forgotten about. I like to challenge myself and see how long it would take I to finish these before I buy more food from the supermarket.
For me, the most tedious task is sorting out papers. I usually take a portion of a weekend day to handle this task. I divide the papers into 3 boxes; a) to file, b) to toss/shred or c) to take actions. I find that this is always helpful because once I categorize them, they are so much more manageable. Filing and tossing will be done on the same day and everything else that requires actions will be spread out over the next few weeks.
Ladies, time to sort out your closet
For us ladies, I think clothes, shoes, and bags are probably the ones that we collect the most. So here’s my golden rule to spring cleaning your closet.
For shoes and purses: If I have not worn it for the last 6-8 months, I have to make a decision to toss it out or not. If it’s too painful to toss, then I would use the bag in the very next days. I would want to see if I “really” like it or do I just think I like it. If it’s the latter, then I’ll give it to a friend/ neighbor or I donate it.
For clothes, it’s the same thing except that I am even more stringent. I would first pick a category in my closet. For example, dresses. If it’s a dress that I have not worn in a while, then I would try it out again. This way, I can see if I actually want to keep them. If not, then out it goes. And then I repeat this step with pants, tops etc.
I hope that the above steps can help you to declutter your home. As well as create more space so that you feel that you can breathe again.
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