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    A cluttered space can lead to a cluttered mind. Read our article on how to keep — and maintain — a decluttered space.

    When your home is cluttered, it can be tough to focus on anything else. You’re constantly surrounded by mess and chaos, and it’s difficult to relax or feel at peace in your own space. If you’re looking for a way to declutter your home and improve your mental health, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll provide you with the ultimate decluttering checklist. We’ll also talk about why decluttering is so important for your productivity and well-being.Decluttering can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to having a decluttered and peaceful home you’ll feel relaxed and welcome in. Read on for our “How To Declutter Your Home” checklist.

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    1. Make a list of items that you no longer need or use

    Starting with the most obvious spaces and rooms in your home — such as your closet, kitchen cabinets, and bedroom — make a list of items that you no longer use or need. This will give you an idea of how much clutter you have and how much work it’ll take to declutter your home. Here are a few common examples of things that we hold onto longer than we often should:

    • Receipts, coupons, magazines and other papers

    • Duplicate kitchen utensils

    • Plastic bags

    • Old puzzles and board games

    • DVDs

    • Outdated technology

    • Old or torn clothes

    • Excess pens and other office supplies

    • Old cords

    These are just a few ideas of categories to get you started. Everyone’s different, so be sure to think critically about everything you have in your home and decide whether it’s worth keeping or not.

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    2. Break up the decluttering process into manageable tasks

    When it comes to decluttering your home, breaking up the process into manageable tasks is key to success. Trying to tackle every space in your house in one day is overwhelming and can often lead to frustration and discouragement. By setting aside a few hours each day to declutter your life room by room, you’ll be able to make more progress without feeling overwhelmed. This will help keep you motivated and on track towards a clutter-free home.

    3. Donate or sell items that are still useful

    Donating unused items instead of trashing them can have a number of benefits. For starters, donating provides much-needed items to those who are in need. Whether it’s clothes for a family who can’t afford them or school supplies for children in poverty-stricken areas, donations help people in need and make a difference in their lives.Donating also helps the environment. When we throw away unwanted items, they often end up in landfills where they take up space and contribute to pollution. Donating instead keeps these materials out of landfills and reduces our environmental impact.

    4. Get rid of items that are no longer useful

    When it comes to decluttering your home, one of the most important things to remember is that you should get rid of anything that you don’t use or need. This may seem like common sense, but it can be tough to let go of things that we’ve been holding onto for a long time. We often think that we might need them “someday,” but more often than not, those items just take up space and contribute to clutter.Clutter can cause stress and anxiety, which in turn affects our productivity. When our living space is clean and organized, we’re able to focus better and get more done. Additionally, getting rid of unnecessary items can save us time when looking for something. Just think how much faster you’ll find what you need when it’s not lost in the mess!

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    5. Get rid of stuff that brings you down

    If there are items in your home that make you feel unproductive or unmotivated, consider getting rid of them. This could be anything from old clothes that don’t fit anymore to books and movies you know you won’t watch again. Getting rid of these items will help declutter your space and make room for things that bring you more joy.

    6. Schedule regular decluttering sessions and make it a habit.

    It takes time to develop the habit of decluttering. Make it a point to set aside some time every week or month for tidying up. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to keep your space neat and organized once you get into the habit!

    7. Take your time and be patient with yourself

    When it comes to decluttering your home, one of the most important things to remember is that you should take your time and be patient with yourself. This may seem like common sense, but it can be tough to let go of things that we’ve been holding onto for a long time. We often think that we might need them “someday,” but more often than not, those items just take up space and contribute to clutter.So if there are things in your home that you don’t use or need, don’t hesitate to get rid of them. It will make your life a lot easier in the long run! However, it’s important to remember that decluttering is a process and it takes time. Be patient with yourself as you begin this journey.

    Why Should I Go Through the Trouble of Decluttering My Apartment?

    Now that we’ve gone over these decluttering tips, let’s talk about why it’s so important. Clutter can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety, which in turn affects your productivity. When your space is clean and organized, it will be easier for you to focus on the task at hand. Additionally, decluttering can help you save time when looking for something. Just think how much faster you’ll find what you need when it’s not lost in the mess!

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    Originally published December 12, 2022, updated September 5, 2023

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