What’s Causing The Clutter In Your Home?
Clutter in the home has been a homeowner’s nightmare for years. Whether you work full-time, part-time, from home, or you’re a stay-at-home parent, the clutter seems to form no matter how much time you have.
Having a cluttered home can give you a lot of anxiety, and it might seem like you’ll never be able to get ahead of it. We do have some helpful tips on how to identify and prevent the clutter in your home, so do not fret!
You’re Not Sure What’s Clutter and What’s Not
Maybe you have clutter you didn’t even realize was clutter. Something may be valuable to you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s useful for you to keep it around. When you pick up the item ask yourself, “Do I find it useful right now?”, “Have I used this in the last year?”, “Will I feel guilty tossing it in the trash or donating it?”.
Set clear guidelines for yourself and everyone living in your home. Identifying clutter is the first step in keeping a neat and tidy home.
You’re Not Sure How to Let Things Go
Letting things go can be very tough for a lot of people. Many items may remind you of great memories or have nostalgia to them. It’s great to keep things that remind of you people or times in your past, but keeping everything from your past can add up quickly.
It’s definitely possible to keep cherished moments without having a cluttered house. Before jumping into decluttering, prepare yourself for any emotions that may come up. Take all the time you need to sort through these types of items, and don’t allow yourself to be rushed or overwhelmed. Set a limit for the number of items displayed in your home.
Buying Things You Don’t Need
Whether it’s hitting up a flea market or antique store, or just seeking out some good retail therapy, shopping can be a major past time. However, before you bring something new into your home, you should ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”.
Sure, it can be tempting when you see sales or a cool new kitchen gadget. However, if it’s not something you truly need, it will just end up with the rest of the clutter.
You See Other Cluttered Homes and Think That Your House is Not “That Bad”
There are many levels of clutter, and your house shouldn’t be compared to anyone else’s. If your clutter is always on the back of your mind, find what motivates you to remove your clutter. This will help relieve yourself of that stress.
Your Clutter May Just Need Some Organizing
Sometimes a cluttered area is just in need of some simple organizing. For some pointers on organizing, you can visit our blog post on common organizing mistakes. Once you have your spaces organized, you can more easily avoid clutter gathering again.
You Don’t Make Time to Declutter
Just like anything else, if you don’t take the time to remove clutter from your home, it’s just going to keep piling up. Set aside some time each week to work on a cluttered area while doing other housework.
After awhile you’ll begin to notice a difference, and it will be easier to continue to stay on top of it. You can have a garage sale or sell on Facebook Marketplace to earn money from your unnecessary items, or just take things to you local Goodwill donation center.
A Happy Home is a Clutter-Free Home
You’d be surprised at how much stuff you have in your home that you don’t use. Having a lot of clutter in your home can really effect your mental health. Purging and organizing all of your unnecessary items will relieve so much stress for you and everyone in the home.
If time is an issue, you can always ask for more help around the house. Primavera Cleaning Service would be happy to help with your routine housework, giving you more time to tackle clutter! Request a free quote online today!