House & Garden

Less Is More: How to Declutter Your Life

The average Australian has over 300,000 items inside their home. These items don’t only take up space, but each unused item is a waste of money. In fact, Australians spend $666 billion per year on non-essential items. 

Are you drowning in possessions? Wanting to clear out the guest bedroom or garage so you can actually use your space? Keep reading to discover how to easily declutter your life. 

Break Down the Task

Wondering how to declutter your life? Start by breaking down the task into manageable parts. 

If you look at your home as a whole, the task of decluttering can seem intimidating. Instead, you should look at each room as a separate project. And if a particular room is overwhelming, break down the task by items, such as clothes or nick-nacks. 

Create a to-do list of the different tasks so you can keep track of all the projects you want to do. Start small with an easy project to give you the confidence to move onto a more challenging task. 

Create Keep, Donate, Trash Piles

Once you’ve chosen a room to start with, now it’s time to address the items within that room. Each item should serve a purpose in your life and if it doesn’t it’s time to say goodbye to it. 

The easiest way to decide what to do with a specific item is to hold it in your hands. Take the time to think about items individually, considering if it is still useful and should remain in your life. If you think that the item should remain, place it into a keep pile. 

For items that no longer serve a purpose, you can choose to either donate or trash them. 

Donate items that still have life in them. But, don’t donate anything that belongs in the trash. Instead, use a same-day rubbish removal company to get rid of multiple items and minimalise your life. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Decluttering your life isn’t an easy task. Luckily, it’s not something that you need to do on your own. 

Start by recruiting help from those that live in your house. These people have just as much a responsibility to help as you do. Assign each person their own room or task and trust that they’ll be able to handle the job. 

If you live alone or the project needs more hands, invite your friends and family over to help. Plan a declutter party and provide food, drinks, and fun music. Your close friends and family members will gladly help if you promise to return the favour in the future. 

Get Started and Declutter Your Life Today 

Using these simple steps, you can easily declutter your life. 

Start by breaking down the task room by room to make the project more feasible. Then, address each possession individually and decide whether to keep, donate, or trash it. And don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

Once your home is cleaned up, head to the Home Decor section of this site for all the best decorating advice.

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