There is a lot more to decluttering a home than we care to admit, and anyone who says its easy is onto something! The key is to take the focus off the clutter itself, and you’re on your way. I never would have described myself as a collector of things and clutter, but in a world surrounded by materialistic temptations it naturally occurred. Moving home four times in five years, I truly realised the weight of my possessions. Being a naturally organised and motivated person – this did not sit well with me! And so the organisational journey began.
From my own personal experience, and through the work I do with my clients, I have been given great insight into principles that can help anyone declutter their home. I have also had the privilege of working with some amazing clients who have taught me along the way as to the true value of an organised home, and the impact clutter can have.
The five principles to declutter your home:
Now that I've decluttered - what's next? Work out what is important to you – are you wanting to buy less to save money, or to reduce your impact on the environment, or perhaps you’re wanting to create a calm and clutter free home. Regardless, question each purchase, whether it be big or small.
Once you’ve pondered these principles you’re ready to think big. Treat each of your spaces as categories and tackle them one by one.
Top tip for each space
Home organisation is very personal – our homes are a reflection on who we are, how we live, and the things we enjoy. Make yours it’s best version.
Written for, and first seen on SA Woman