Truth is it isn’t easy to live in such a small home especially if you have lived in spacious houses your entire life. Despite trying your best to minimize the things you want to keep, items still pile up and if you don’t watch out, you might end up with no more moving space around you. And so to help you adjust to small home living, or even if you have a big house but you want to remove the things you do not really need, here some top decluttering tips that may help you.
Stop Buying New Things
The first step to successful decluttering is when you stop buying new things. Challenge yourself to 6 months or even 1 year of not buying anything else other than your necessities such as food and toiletries. This way, you can train yourself to be content with whatever you already have in your home. Furthermore, if there are no new things around you, then clutter wouldn’t pile up. If you want to survive living in a small home, this is one thing you must do.
Take Time to Declutter
Decluttering takes a lot of time and effort. This means you will have to go through everything you have in your household from clothes to decorations to kitchenware and other things you own that may have piled up over the years. Set aside time to reorganize and dispose of things that you don’t really use anymore. For more effective decluttering, sort out the things you haven’t used for a year or more. These are the ones you can sell, donate or throw away.
When your things are starting to build up over time, you won’t notice that there’s a whole lot of clutter in your house. However, with a little bit of self-control, you can keep yourself from buying new stuff that will build up clutter in your house.