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Declutter your Home

1. Everything starts at home

No matter what you’re doing in life, whether it’s starting a new diet, health regime or new job, start with the declutter of your home. So if you’re starting a new job – declutter your wardrobe, if you’re starting a new diet or health regime – there’s no point in doing that without decluttering your kitchen and your cupboards. No matter what you’re doing – declutter!

2. Start small

If you’re finding it overwhelming to declutter, stop looking at it as one large job – break it down. To get yourself going, give yourself a bit of a time limit of 20 minutes or half an hour, i.e start with one drawer – don’t let yourself do any more that evening. The next night, do another drawer. So rather than finding it overwhelming over two years and not doing anything at all, do it in little bits and within two weeks you’ve done 20 minutes a night and you’ve cleared a whole room!

3. Store away less used items

In rooms like kitchens, store away items that you only use occasionally, i.e stuff for dinner parties or barbecue wear. We all fill our cupboards with stuff that we use once a year, keep that out of the kitchen, put it in a garage or in an understairs cupboard – know where it is for when you need it. Before you know it you’ve got so much more cupboard space.

4. Drop the guilt

When we do declutter, part of what stops us doing it is because we know we’re going to come across that wastage – mis-spent money. You’re going to have to face that, it’s not a nice thing – we’ll find clothes with tags on, items we’ve bought and never wore, and it’s a big deal when you look at the 100s of pounds in every individual’s wardrobe of wasted money. So when you’re decluttering your wardrobe, do a bit of research into what you’re going to do with those clothes – for example, putting it on eBay. Don’t leave things lying around – get it done. There’s lots of ways to do this online. Also think about charity shops or giving away items to friends or family.

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