Declutter Your Home and Life

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Most people’s lives are chaotic. They are filled with work, errands, and chores that must be done. The more demanding tasks you have on your regular agenda, means the less likely you will want to spend your rare free moments cleaning and organizing your house.

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Unfortunately, the more you put off sorting through the miscellaneous piles that have accumulated throughout your home, the longer it will take to do it, and the less motivated you will be to start on it. Keeping an area organized, clean, and clutter-free is not that difficult, but if you are starting with a cluttered mess, it may feel overwhelming or even impossible. Don’t worry, it can and will be done!

Your home is your castle. It is a representation of you and it should be something you are proud to show off. Many people who allow clutter to flood their lives will stop inviting company over and even isolate themselves from the rest of the world. They are embarrassed by the mess, so they try to hide the neglect of their home from the people who mean the most of them. The emotional and social struggles that come with hoarding can quickly take over your life.

Fortunately, things can be easily changed and improved. Simply by making a commitment to living a clutter-free life and spending 15 minutes a day cleaning your home, you can transform it back into the castle you deserve.
I know cleaning and organizing the clutter in your home doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend your time, but trust me, the reward will be worth the effort. Not only will you have a nicer looking home, but it will simplify your daily tasks and save you significant time in the long run. However, if you don’t want to waste your time in house clearing, call some of the rubbish clearance London companies to come in and clear your home for you. They will collect everything worthless from your premise, and will dispose of it according to the local rubbish removal regulations.

Decluttering Saves Time and Money

Being organized will end up saving you a lot of time, since it will be much easier to find the things that you use the most. Everything in your home should have a designated place where it belongs. If everything is your home is put back in its rightful spot, you won’t waste time searching for things.

You will also save money, since you won’t end up buying something that you already own. I know this happens because I have done it many times myself. For example, every time I bought wrapping paper, I would pick up a roll of Scotch tape. I never put the old roll back in the same spot, so I was never sure if I had any leftover when it came time to wrap another gift. When I finally decluttered my home, I came across six open rolls of tape.

I also found many exciting hidden treasures during my decluttering effort. My grandfather has passed away several years before I gave my home an overhaul and I collected several items from his home as keepsakes. I has his photo albums, which I kept for sentimental reasons, but there were other items from his home that proved to be quite valuable.

I found one of his old vases that I ended up selling online to a collector for £350, as well as a painting that sold for £220. There was also a shelf my grandpa had built that I now use to organize my books and a small leather storage ottoman that is now in my living room.

During my decluttering, I also discovered that I still had a small collection of vinyl records. I ended up selling all of them for £250 at my first post-declutter yard sale. In fact, I sold a lot of excess items at my yard sale and made over £1000 that day, but those records brought in the most money. It truly is amazing how much money you can find in your home, if you take the time to look for it.

That is the real trick behind a successful decluttering effort. It is about deciding what gives your life or home value and what is worth more to you if it is sold or given away. There are things in your home that may have a high retail value, but if you are not actively using it, does it really provide your life with any value?

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Author: Caroline Harold

Hi all! I love cleaning, especially deep cleaning and I want to share with all of you my great experience that I've got since I was a little girl. Do you want to ask me any questions about cleaning? I'll be happy to answer all of them :)

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