Now, before you all freak out at the mention of removing cluttering. I’m not suggesting you strip your homes of special treasures, and live a stark existence (unless that truly is your thing).
I’m one that loves to be surrounded by my treasures at home and think that this is what really makes where I live, feel like home. But, when I say treasures I don’t just mean any old stuff.
So often, we fill our homes with things because someone has said that would look good in you place. Or, the marketing tells you that’s “on trend” so you purchase it without thought.
If your home is over flowing with lots of ‘just stuff’, the treasures you do have won’t sparkle.
When you’re continually surrounded by all this ‘just stuff’, you’ll feel swamped and taken over by the contents of your home.
I’m sure that straight off the top of your head you could rattle off a list of this ‘just stuff’ that you would never miss if removed.
I’m sure there are many of you that are saying to yourselves right now. “l already spend heaps of time each day removing clutter. This thankless task of picking up stuff and putting it away, is in fact tidying.
The need for continual tidying can be drastically reduced by investing the time to remove the clutter from your home and find places for the things you want to keep.
I can tell you now, before you even leave the house. That you will be wasting your time and hard-earned money, on more stuff that you won’t use and will be added to the pile of ‘just stuff’ you already own.
“If you don’t remove the clutter before sorting storage, how do you know that you need new storage items?”
The time to start thinking about storage, is when you have sorted through your stuff and are ready to find homes for the things that are important to you.
The treasures and memento’s that you want to have on display, are best in places where they are easily seen and enjoyed without being in the way of everyday living.
When thinking about homes for the things we use all the time. Focus on reducing the effort needed to put those things away, rather than the effort needed to get them out. Thus, reducing the likely hood of things not being put away, when they are finished with.
The perfect home for your belongings does not need to have been designed specifically for the purpose you have chosen to use it for. Getting creative and thinking outside the square, many of the things we already own can become the perfect storage solution.
I’m sure you will be able to come up with some unique ways to store your belongings, that will themselves become treasures.
Remember, when things have their own place to be, they are more likely to be put back there by the person who got them out. Now wouldn’t that be a miracle. Things, being put back where they are supposed to go, instead of being left out waiting for the tidier to come along. Imagine all that extra time you would have in your week?
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