As the year is coming to an end, a lot of us are planning activities and New year resolutions. One of the most common resolutions is decluttering, your life, your closet, anything that got a little stuffy this year. It gives you great control of your life. You can give your things away or sell them. The point is to remove the unnecessary from your life and leave only the things that make you happy. Below we will show you what else you can do to declutter your life and feel at ease.
How to declutter?
It’s easy to get lost in all of the wishes and resolutions you have made for the next year, so organizing them is a must. Only about 9% of people stick to their resolutions because the majority has not organized or set realistic expectations.
By setting small tasks, it will be easier for you to accomplish them and continue in that way of living. Create a list of all the areas you want to tidy up, like clothes, finances, etc. Commit to the schedule so you can make decluttering a habit, and set reasonable dates to finish.
Declutter your life
This is an opportunity to achieve all of the things you have wanted and planned. Decluttering your life and mind can give you more energy, more freedom, and less stress.
Setting goals is important, but you should always give yourself enough time to avoid the stress that can arise.
We all have a lot of things that have accumulated during our lives, and sometimes it’s good to sort through them and see what we don’t need or use anymore. Making space in your home will give you peace and an opportunity to use the saved spaces more efficiently, and make new memories.
Many things have emotional value, they are sentiments to some happy memory, so making a plan to tackle everything is important.
Start by making a list of rooms and things like furniture or clothes. Ask yourself when was the last time you have worn a piece of that clothing, or has that armchair been hurting your back too much. Dispose of the items one by one in sorting bins, like donate, sell, or keep.
What to do with the clutter
You have decluttered your home, but now what to do with it?
Many people live the furniture that is in okay condition on the curb for other people to use or give them to charity. Giving clothes to charities or the Red Cross is a great way to help those in need while making space in your life. Imagine all of the smiles you will make by giving clothes or toys to children.
Kitchen utensils are also needed and smaller furniture. Some of your things are not in usable condition anymore, so the only thing you can do with it is to throw it away.
If you are in a pinch and need money for rejuvenating your home with a new thing, you should consider the option to sell second-hand furniture. It’s a great way to get rid of the furniture you don’t want or need while making room and finances to get what you want next.
Declutter your finances
Decluttering finances sounds strange, but very often we forget about our finances and they become very cluttered.
Unwanted subscriptions we have but don’t need, avoiding dealing with debt or bills, are just some tasks we can declutter.
Start by looking in your wallet and dispose of receipts and bills you have paid. You can scan important documents so you never lose them again.
Automating your payments is a great way to become more organized and start having a piece of mind. You can also monitor your finances, with an app, for example, to see where your money is going. Asses your debts, and make plans to pay them off.
Decluttering your life can seem like an impossible task at first, but by making lists and plans and sticking to them, it is easily done. When you accomplish smaller tasks, you will feel better and more ready to get on to the next task. Set realistic expectations and you will finish your New year resolution with a big success.