Decluttering Your Home Checklist
So, the time has come for you to rise and shine, leaving the past behind and getting ready to embrace a new beginning. Ahh, isn’t that the beauty of moving?
Okay, before we get too dreamy in here, let’s swallow the bitter part of relocating. 1, 2, 3 … Go! If only decluttering your home checklist was such a short run, huh?
Well, while it might not be the fastest task to accomplish, taking the time to pack up your belongings is, in fact, a fantastic opportunity. There is no better way to get rid of everything which has been left behind in the dusty corners of your wardrobe, the basement, or you name it.
Instead of thinking of decluttering your home as a tedious obligation, why don’t you enjoy the ride? Below, we are sharing some contaminating cute ideas to help you on your quest. (Of course, don’t be shy to thank us later for the gulp of inspiration! Xo-xo).
1. Fit Within a Strict Time Frame
No. More. Delays. You read this right. Even if you are the type of person who is wearing a watch just for the sake of wearing a watch while always being (at least) 20 minutes late - no excuses accepted here.
Decluttering your home will teach you the precious lesson of fitting within a strict time frame. Call it a deadline if you wish. Whether your deadline is going to be set for 3 months ahead or it will grant you just a single week in advance - you need to force yourself marking your checklist complete at some point.
2. Remember: Chaos Gives Birth to a Dancing Star
Wait! We are not pushing you into finding a convenient excuse to skip the deadline we just mentioned above. Instead, we want to inspire you to get creative while still staying focused. Wow, is that even possible?
Yes, it is! You will inevitably have to take all your clothes out and cold-heartedly toss them on the floor. On the one hand, this is the best way to be able to track every single piece of your belongings as to know which ones you still need, and which ones you don’t.
On the other hand, this is the only way to push yourself into actually wanting to put some order to that magnificent chaos surrounding you.
3. Forget About Halfways
Okay, so now that you are proudly being able to step on your clothes as if walking down the fashion stage instead of letting your fingers touch the floor, it’s time to put in some efforts.
Sure, it will be fun dressing up with those crazy pants you even forget ever existed and turn on the music loud enough so that the neighbors can learn about your hidden talent as a singer.
But while you may have as much fun as you wish to (just don’t forget you also have a set deadline to comply with!), you also need a healthy dosage of focus. It is not only your clothes you will need to pick and pack. You’ll also have to deal with books, utilities, important documents, and more.
What you need to remember is to never start dealing with one thing (such as your clothes, for example), just to skip halfway through and jump on dealing with the next thing (for instance, your collection of books). First things first - bottoms up before you pour yourself another task.
4. Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Mind
Grab the amazing opportunity of decluttering your home as the perfect way to declutter your mind. There are so many things you no longer need in your house.
And now it’s the best time to leave everything which no longer serves you behind. By doing so, you will also free your mind and be able to start clean and free after moving out and in.
5. Spread the Positive Vibes
Once you have gotten rid of redundancies, such as old clothes, old movies, and old accessories, among others - it’s also time to make peace with the emotions within you.
Nobody says decluttering your home is easy. We get attached to objects of deep emotional value. But once we have taken the emotion out of this object, it remains yours forever. While the object can actually make someone else happy. Why don’t you take advantage of this unique opportunity?
And there you have it - not the shortcut to decluttering your home checklist but the fun, witty, and wise cut, instead! Hope you enjoy every bit of your decluttering journey.