Spring into Clutter-free living


Make your house clutter-freeSpringtime heralds new beginnings as we slowly begin to throw off the inertia and general hibernation that winter brings. One way to encourage this is to clean our homes and tidy all those areas where “stuff” accumulates. I know that this can feel like a massive task, but the benefits go way beyond a tidy home.  Feng Shui practitioners believe that clutter is stagnant energy and if you have clutter in your home, you will also have clutter in your mind; so clearing your home of clutter will free you up mentally. I know that I feel clearer and more energised when my home is tidy.

If you’d like to take on this challenge, I’d like to give you a few practical tips to help you start your de-cluttering mission…

I’m assuming that like me you’re busy, so don’t tackle this all in one session. Start by walking around your house with a note pad and writing down every area that needs attention. Depending on how much time is available this could be the kitchen drawer or maybe the entire kitchen.

Once you’ve got your list, why not prioritise so you can make the biggest impact straight away and give your motivation a boost.

Here are some tips for you as you address the problem areas in your home.

If you haven’t used it for 6 months and it isn’t beautiful or serves a practical purpose, get rid of it.

Have 4 piles for things you no longer need:

  • Sell
  • Re-cycle
  • Donate to charity
  • Bin it

If it all feels a bit daunting, why not set yourself a 3:3:3 challenge. Every week locate 3 items to throw away, 3 items to donate and 3 items to return to their correct place. That’s 9 items every week, or change the numbers to whatever suits you.

If you take up this de-cluttering challenge we’d love to see the results. Tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

As always, please give us a shout if you’re thinking of doing any work in your home. I’m afraid we can’t help you to de-clutter but we can help if you would like to convert your garage or loft, remove unnecessary partitions or maybe you would like an extension as all the de-cluttering in the world isn’t going to make your home fit your growing family!

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