About 25 percent of Americans think their home is at least somewhat cluttered.
If your home feels this way, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. Did you know a cluttered space can reduce your ability to focus, decrease your sleep quality, and increase your anxiety levels? Not only that, but a cluttered home can also affect your social life, as people who don’t like clutter may avoid visiting you.
This begs the question: what’s preventing you from having a clutter-free home? We get it. You’re always on a busy schedule. Shuffling between multiple jobs, work, and family isn’t easy on anyone.
However, you can still prevent clutter from building up regardless of your schedule. Read on to learn how.
Change Your Mindset
If you’re anything like most people who have a clutter problem in their homes, the truth is you don’t like it. You try your best to declutter but you’ve never completely kept clutter out of your home.
You certainly haven’t changed your mindset. Many of the people who’re trying to fight clutter fail simply because they haven’t cultivated the right mindset.
To effectively declutter your home for good, you need to believe in the value of having a clutter-free home. This way, you’ll have the initiative to get rid of clutter as soon as it shows up, instead of procrastinating.
You know how it goes: “it’s just a little trash. I’ll get rid of it tomorrow.” And then tomorrow comes but the trash keeps on piling up. Before you know it, the space is super cluttered.
A Clutter-Free Home Is a Collective Effort
When you live alone, it’s easier to keep your home clutter-free. You’re fully in charge of your living space.
However, if you live in a multi-person household, things can get a bit complicated. It’s of no gain trying your best to get rid of clutter while other members of the household bring clutter into the home or don’t do their part in decluttering the home.
As such, it’s essential to ensure you’re on the same page with other members of the household. Ensure they’re aware of the dangers of clutter and help them change their mindset as well. When everyone in your home hates clutter and is devoted to keeping clutter away, it’s easier to achieve a clutter-free home.
Use Professional Decluttering/Clean Out Services
Decluttering a home isn’t a task that’s beyond you. Just dedicate enough time and effort and in a matter of days, the home will be clutter-free.
However, there are instances when you might need to engage professional clean-out services. For example, let’s say you’re doing interior renovations. Heaps of trash will be generated. Clearing this trash on your own can overwhelm you, especially if you don’t have specialized equipment. In this case, it’s best to hire a clean-out company.
A Clutter-Free Home Is a Sweet Home
We all desire clutter-free homes. But keeping clutter out of your home is easier said than done. With this guide though, you now have 3 key pieces of advice that will go a long way in helping you keep clutter off your home.
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- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.