Cutting down on clutter can feel like a neverending task that consumes your time and causes you stress. Once you actually get rolling, though, you realize just how manageable it is—and in the end, you’re left with a living space that feels more peaceful than it did before. Keeping your apartment organized is important but it’s not always easy to know where to start. We have a couple of different routes for you to consider, so let’s take a look at how to declutter.
“Does it Spark Joy?”
One route to consider was popularized by Marie Kondo, whose mission is to encourage people to ask whether or not the items in their homes spark joy. If what you own isn’t making you happy, if things are going unused or are stuck in storage perpetually, it may be a sign that these items are unnecessary to your life and could be set aside for donation. Make your way through your apartment and see what sparks joy!
Start Small Before You Declutter
If you’re concerned about getting overly stressed out, start as small as you can. Tackle a specific corner of a room or a closet and see if there’s anything there that you want to get rid of. Alternatively, you may have a laundry list of a few items throughout your apartment that you’ve already considered getting rid of but haven’t gotten around to it. Packing a few items together and dropping them off for donation can help make it easier and lets you dip your toes into decluttering.
Remove Over Time
A creative way to go about decluttering is to get rid of a certain number of items in a certain number of days, like getting rid of one item every day for 30 days. 30 items, 30 days, and a much cleaner apartment will be left for you afterward. If you like the challenge approach, this can be a way to keep the process fresh. By the end of the 30 days, you’ll start thinking about what you own in a different light!
One Big Haul to Declutter
Lastly, you can always get it done in one big haul. Organize items into piles based on what you plan to donate, what needs to get trashed, and what you could sell or know someone personally who could benefit from it. This can help for anyone who has let too much accumulate and needs to get rid of it all at once, plus having separate piles helps visualize what you want to get rid of.
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