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2020 saw many of us spending a whole lot more time in our own homes and 2021 seems to be set to go along the same path. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc over the past 12 months or so and it looks like we’re going to be trying to deal with it and its consequences for a while longer yet. Of course, spending more time at home is important. It means minimising contact with others and slowing and reducing the spread of the virus. This protects ourselves, others and reduces pressure on local healthcare systems. But it can get pretty overwhelming spending time in a space that isn’t really enjoyable to spend time in. If your home is messy or cluttered, you may find yourself feeling stressed or burdened on a day to day basis. If you’ve experienced this, it’s time to make some change. Decluttering your home will allow you to make your home clean, tidy and an enjoyable space to spend your time in. Whether that’s working from home or spending your free time enjoying hobbies and other activities. Of course, decluttering is often easier said than done and you may not know where to even start with this process. Here are a few steps you can take to get the ball rolling in the right direction!

Organise Your Belongings

We all have plenty of belongings. They build up over the years. From things you’ve brought to freebies, chances are your home is full of bits and bobs. But it’s important to determine what items in your home you genuinely need or use and which can go. It’s time to start clearing out the items that are unnecessary and just taking up space. Start out by everything you own into piles of things you use regularly, things that have sentimental value and things that tick neither of these boxes. Be honest with yourself when dividing your belongings.

Use Storage Options

Chances are you have items that you use occasionally but not all of the time. Festive decorations, occasional items and more. It’s a good idea to invest in storage options for these. This way, you don’t have to throw them away, but you don’t have to have them inside your home taking up space either. Look for options with Storage Smart Entry so you can easily access your belongings as and when you need them.

Sell Unwanted Items of Value

If you have any items that you no longer want or need, but that are worth something, you may want to sell them. This can put some money in your pocket at the same time as freeing up your space. Most people opt for online sales platforms like eBay, Etsy, Depop or alternatives. Sure, they take a fee, but they can help you to find a buyer much more easily.

Recycle and Donate

If you have items left that you don’t need and don’t have much value, try recycling them or donating them to charity. This will prevent them from ending up in landfill.

These steps are pretty straightforward, but so few people actually follow them. Hopefully, they will help you on your journey to a clutter free, comfortable living space!

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