Identifying and Removing Clutter in Your Home

There are many items in our house taking up space that we do not need to be hanging on to. Many of these items we have not used, worn, or seen in a long time. Other items are things we hang on to because we feel as though we should, but in reality, they will never be of use again. Taking time to identify the toxins in your home and understanding why removing them can improve your home will not only help declutter your living space, but also make your home healthier and happier. 

What Are Some of the Toxins?

  • Objects you no longer use
  • Clothes you don’t like or haven’t worn in a while, or that may not fit anymore
  • Broken items
  • Old cards and notes
  • Receipts
  • Old magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Shoes that are old, damaged, or over worn
  • Non perishables we don’t like
  • Broken toys, dog toys, or collectibles
  • Furniture that does not serve a purpose but takes up space
  • Seasonal items that have not been put away

Questions That Might Help Us Decide if Something is Considered Clutter

  • Why am I saving that? 
  • How Will I feel if I get rid of that item?

If you are hanging onto something for sentimental reasons, it’s not always a bad thing to hang onto it. However, sometimes we hang on to things because we feel as though we should, but not because the item actually holds value to us. Evaluate each item you have identified as possible clutter, and if you feel very strongly to hang on to it, save it.

How To Remove Clutter

Sort items you have identified as toxins into three categories: donate, sell, and throw away. This will help you start coming up with a plan of action for removing the items. 

How Can Your Home Benefit From Removing Clutter From the Home?

  • Free up space in your home
  • Lower stress levels
  • Less items to move around when cleaning
  • Free up space for new, more practical items
  • Make your home look more tidy and less cluttered

We hope this breakdown helps you and your family identify items in your home that are no longer needed to allow your home more room to breath! 

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