Clutter is something that quickly grows and consumes space without much notice. Until one day, we do notice the volume of things consuming precious space. Most items are things we don’t need or use in our daily lives. Some are things we have rarely or never used. Other things are given to us as gifts or hand-me-downs. Whatever the reason, get rid of your clutter quickly with these easy tips. It doesn’t take much time or thought to remove unwanted items from your space.
Why Get Rid Of Clutter?
Aside from the additional cleaning time objects require, they also take up space. Dusting knick knacks is just not fun nor what you would like to do with your time. Cramped spaces and unruly stacks of things is not calming to the eye. The accumulation of things tends to create a stressful environment void of peace.
Reclaim Your Space
These 10 things are the easiest and quickest place to start decluttering.
- Unused / rarely used kitchen gadgets. That 4-in-2 peeler looked like a great idea. Except it sits unused in a drawer with the other “great idea” gadgets. Toss the gadget if you haven’t used it regularly. You don’t need it.
- Storage containers without lids and vice versa. No, you are never going to find the lid to that storage container. Toss it out and any others that don’t have a lid or a lid with no container.
- Tattered and worn towel. You received that lovely set of towels in 1990. You love them; so much they have holes and worn spots. Time to get rid of the worn out towels. Pick up a new, lovely set at a local discount retailer for a luxury feel at a lower price.
- Lipsticks and cosmetics. The pink, glossy lipstick was so pretty in the store. The cosmetic salesperson swore it looked great on you. Sadly, it is awful and you never wear it. Toss out any cosmetics (including samples) that you never use.
- Worn undergarments. Seriously, if it has a hole in it, sags, or bags toss it out. Underwear is not meant to last forever. Treat yourself to something new, lacy, and lovely. Your partner will appreciate it too!
- Shoes. Time to donate any shoes that are uncomfortable, pinch, hard to walk in, or are worn out. Yes, they were awesome in the store but quickly became torture devices on your feet.
- Inexpensive, costume jewelry. Inexpensive pieces are not meant to last longer than a season usually. If your piece is tarnished, the plating is worn off, stones missing, or outdated; get rid of it.
- Cheap hangers. Throw out the dry cleaner wire hangers. Ditch the cheap plastic hangers that came with your new dress. Shed your closet of the cheap hangers you avoid using.
- Worn luggage. I just went on a few trips and discovered my old luggage was worn, ripped, and not up to the job. In addition, I had too many bulky duffel bags and too few suitcases and carry-on pieces. Replace worn out luggage with fewer, more versatile pieces.
- Books. Donate the books you’ve read and do not want to reread or the books you haven’t been able to get through. There is no point keeping a book you will never finish because you don’t enjoy it.
There are many different and easy ways to declutter your home. Starting in one room is one way to start the cleaning process. Another is to ask a friend to help you and make it a fun activity rather than a chore. Happy cleaning!