Mess and clutter are things I don’t cope very well with. I really do find the expression “messy house, messy mind” very true. I feel like I can’t concentrate when I have mess around me! The issue is I do have quite a messy husband and it takes quite a lot of mess and clutter to make him jump to attention and have a good tidy up. We are planning to upgrade our bedroom and take out some of our built-in wardrobes. This has meant having a huge sort out of his clothes and wardrobe. This hasn’t been done since we moved in, prior to the birth of our second child. Hubby was actually a bit ill, as the dust was so bad! He was sneezing all night! Hence why I think a good clear out is good for your mental house and well-being and here are 5 reasons to declutter your house.
You may enjoy my 10 Tips to De-Clutter for the New Year.
Reasons to De-Clutter
You Create More Space – we are quite lucky to have quite a lot of space in our house but regardless you tend to fill it. I absolutely love decluttering our utility room or a cupboard and making space. Best practice isn’t to fill it back up again!! It looks great being all clean and organised and can give you a real boost to declutter a little more.
It’s Good For Mental Health – if you are in the right mood for it, a good clean and declutter can be amazing for your mental health. Like I mentioned before, it make it easier for you to work and live in, if your surroundings are less messy. Even my messy husband can just get to a point where he has to tidy up, as it is making him uncomfortable!
You get Rid of What You Don’t Need – Literally we have had things in cupboards that we haven’t touched since we moved in. I often have a rule with clothes; if I haven’t worn it in a whole year, time to donate to the charity shop or ask my work mate if she wants it! There is also the mantra, if you don’t love it, then why keep it?
You can Sell Items or Donate – decluttering is a perfect way to make a little extra money. You may have baby equipment that you can sell, clothes or toys. Or simply an item in your house, that you know someone else will love. You may prefer to donate or give away using a free to collector site. We do this a lot.
You can Store items Away From Home – you may not want to get rid of everything but simply want to use external storage. One company could be Now Self Storage in Oswestry. One reason for this maybe toy rotation if you have children. You may not have the space to do this at home but can swap things around easily with self-storage.
Decluttering and cleaning is a great way to make space, boost your mood and even make a little extra cash! We are all home right now due to lockdown and it maybe the perfect time to clear out the odd drawer or cupboard. Slowly but surely you can do a good clear out!
Springs is coming and that Spring Clean may already be done!!
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