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Tips for Decluttering Your Home & Mind

Decluttering Your Home

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Decluttering your home is something that you should be doing every now and then. It’s not a particularly fun task for anyone involved as it can be a lot of work depending on how much stuff you have. But, it’s the best way to keep your house clean and tidy. The bonus is that when we remove jump that is clogging up space we also free up our mental capacity.


The process itself, while cathartic, can also be a massive pain in the behind. It is important that we  make it as simple as possible. 


Go Through Room By Room


In order to make it as easy and as organized as possible, it’s a good idea to go through your house room by room. Start at one end of the house either upstairs or downstairs and then work your way across. Once you have completed the level you are on, you can then do the same thing on the other level, and then before you know it you will be finished. It’s difficult when everything is everywhere and you are going between rooms. You will never know where you have been, where you need to go, and you will likely miss things which  defeats the intended purpose.   A site such as https://www.budgetdumpster.com can also offer you help when it comes to decluttering and getting through it asap.


Identify The Initial Problem 


When you are decluttering, it’s because there was an issue in your home. It might be that there wasn’t enough space for everything that you wanted because there was so much junk. Or, it might be because you are looking at moving. If it’s the latter then you may want to consider purchasing a storage unit for these items for a while. Later down the line you can hire a company like https://imsbuilder.com/ to transform your unit if you want once you are no longer using it for this purpose.


Throw Away Or Keep?


One of the final things you can do when it comes to decluttering your home is work out what you are keeping and throwing out. You can’t declutter without getting rid of at least some of your belongings. One of the easiest ways to work this out is to go to each room and create four piles. Within these piles you will have the items you are keeping, throwing out, selling, and donating. There is no point throwing away plenty of great things, just because you don’t want them doesn’t mean someone else won’t. 


The issue with decluttering your home is that nobody can help you. You have to do it yourself. Only you know what you want to keep and throw away. You can get a group of you around to do it all together but you have the final say at the end of the day. Think about where you can donate your unwanted belongings. There will always be people in need of clothes, kitchenware, or toys. 


Hopefully this article gave you some inspiration on how you can begin decluttering your home. If you don’t then you may start to notice your home filling up with stuff you don’t need. It is much better to sort this out sooner rather than later. It will be a much easier task the sooner that you do it. 


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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12 thoughts on “Tips for Decluttering Your Home & Mind”

  1. Deciding whether to keep or throw away is one of my biggest challenges when decluttering. I agree with you that nobody can truly help us because we’re the ones who has to make the decision.

  2. Oh, I know this problem. My husband and I love open, clean spaces, but we have two active young sons. Toys are everywhere! My main idea now is that if you don’t use it, throw it out or donate it.

  3. Excellent ideas here to declutter one’s home and keep it clean. I know how distracting clutter can be for one’s mind.

  4. Decluttering is one of the ways to clean your house. And I really believe that cleaning the house helps to improve the mental health of an individual.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.