Top 10 REASONS WHY AND HOW to declutter your home for the New Year.

Decluttering your home can bring several benefits. Here are Trojan’s Top 10 Reasons Why you should consider decluttering your home this New Year:

  • Improved mental health: Clutter can be overwhelming and can contribute to feelings of anxiety and stress. Decluttering can help reduce these feelings and improve your overall mental well-being.
  • Increased productivity: Clutter can make it difficult to focus at home and can make it hard to find the things you need. Decluttering can help increase productivity by making it easier to find what you need and by reducing distractions.
  • Increased sense of control: Clutter can make you feel like you have lost control of your space and your life. Decluttering can help you regain a sense of control by making it clear what you have and what you need.
  • Increased space: Decluttering can free up space in your home, making it feel more open and spacious to move/grow.
  • Increased sense of accomplishment: Decluttering can be a challenging task, but once it is done it can provide a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
  • It can save money: By decluttering you can get rid of things you no longer need and sell or donate them, or even have a garage sale which can bring some extra money!
  • Healthier living: Clutter can also attract dust and allergens, which can cause health problems such as allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Decluttering can help improve the air quality in your home and reduce the risk of health problems.
  • Easier cleaning: A cluttered home can be harder to clean and maintain, but by decluttering, it can make the cleaning process much easier.
  • Better sleep: Having a cluttered and unorganized home can make it difficult to relax, which can affect your sleep. Decluttering can help create a peaceful and comfortable environment for sleeping.
  • Create a better first impression: A cluttered and disorganized home can make it difficult to entertain guests or have people over. Decluttering can help create a better first impression and make your home more inviting.

Okay… so maybe your convinced to give decluttering a go… but where do you even start?!?

  • Start with a plan: Set goals for what you want to accomplish and make a schedule for tackling each area of your home.
  • Tackle one room at a time: Don’t try to declutter your entire house all at once. Start with one room and work your way through the rest of the house.
  • Use the “one in, one out” rule: For every new item that comes into your home, get rid of an old one.
  • Sort items into categories: Create piles for items to keep, donate, sell, or throw away.
  • Be ruthless: Don’t hold onto items that you haven’t used in a year or that no longer serve a purpose.
  • Don’t be sentimental about items: Just because something has sentimental value doesn’t mean it needs to take up space in your home.
  • Organize what you keep: Once you’ve decluttered, take the time to properly store and organize the items you’ve decided to keep.
  • Use storage solutions: Invest in storage solutions such as shelves, bins, and under-bed storage to maximize your space.
  • Make use of vertical space: Make use of vertical space by installing shelves or hanging items on walls.
  • Make it a habit: Make decluttering a regular habit so that it becomes a part of your daily routine, and your home stays organized all year round.