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13
Feb

Breathe Freely: Importance of Decluttering Your Living Space

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Clutter is one of the main reasons why some homes look unsightly. An old stack of magazines here, an empty bottle of perfume there, and before you know it, you’re settled in a messy living space. However, the moment you start being surrounded by a pile of unnecessary stuff, you’ll feel cramped and it’ll affect your way of life as well. Therefore, it’s time to turn your cluttered home into a neat and tidy place, where you’ll feel amazing.


Stop producing clutter

It’s always better to prevent the problem in the first place than to work on solving it. Therefore, if you wish to have a clutter-free home, stop creating clutter. Hoarding is a sneaky and horrible habit, but also it is often a sign of depression. Storing unnecessary magazine issues, old perfume bottles, or piling up on figurines will only turn your home into an unpleasant living space. So, keep only the last two issues of magazines, and cut out the specific articles you may have liked from all the rest, and file them into a binder that you can store neatly. 


Living room decluttering

No matter the size of the living room, some furniture can simply be too much for the space. Stick to the basics, and only get a sofa, a bookshelf, an end table, a coffee table and an armchair so you can create an uncramped living space where you’ll be able to move freely. What’s more, go with the multifunctional furniture that can serve as both a storage compartment and a nice ottoman. Try to keep 75% of the coffee table clear, and consider investing in those with drawers or shelves underneath. It’s essential to keep the floor as spacious as possible as well, because too many items will only shrink the space visually. While they may look too sterile, clear floors will, in fact, offer you a clean look that you can jazz up a bit with a stylish rug you can layer over a bare floor.


Tidy up the bedroom

A messy bedside table is the worst piece of furniture you can have in a bedroom. Therefore, create a harmonious night space and free the nightstand of clutter with one easy method. Create compartments in the drawer, and organize all the knickknacks you’d otherwise have on display. The top should always be clean and clutter-free – try only having a lamp on it. Furthermore, go through your wardrobe, and start picking out the clothes you rarely ever wear, and donate it to charity. Those skinny jeans you wore in college, a shirt that’s been in the closet for years, and the pile of those unnecessary “maybe I’ll wear it sometimes” t-shirts are the perfect items to get rid of and make room for something you’ll actually wear.


Don’t forget the outdoors

Most people tend to forget about the outdoors when they’re decluttering their home. That is, frankly, quite surprising. Our backyard is an important part of our home, and it deserves to look clean and polished. The smart thing to do about this “problem” is call a reliable company for rubbish removal, so why don’t you? Don’t let the rubbish pile up in your backyard.


Neat shelves

If you’re a passionate book lover, chances are your shelves are crowded with numerous literary works you’re in love with. However, choosing to show off only a couple of your favourite books will look much more attractive than displaying all of them. Leaving space for one or two decorative pieces, and the rest of the shelves empty is the best tactics to decluttering the space. Don’t keep all the souvenirs on the shelves, but only have two to three pieces per shelf, to avoid cluttering. If you display groups of photos in similar frames, you’ll achieve that impeccable and cohesive look. Boxes and lightweight bins can find their place on the bottom shelf if you don’t know where else to store your kids’ toys.


Final thoughts

A clutter-free home leads to a decluttered mind. Therefore, stop sticking to unnecessary stuff that will only transform the otherwise clean home into an unsightly living space. Don’t stack old magazine issues and overstock the shelves, but clear out your wardrobe regularly, invest in multifunctional furniture and create storage compartments for all the knickknacks you’d otherwise leave out in the open, to create a clutter-free home.

 

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