3 Tips to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

Oct 18, 2021DESIGN

Clutter-Free Living Room

You know the relaxed feeling that washes over you when you check into a fresh hotel? The surfaces are free of clutter and there are logical spaces to put things. There are tips to living clutter-free that will help you create the same fresh hotel vibe within your own home.

Society has hypnotized us into believing we need senseless things. All these useless things create clutter that mentally wears us down. Our eyes need open space to rest. When we’re surrounded by clutter, the visual chaos sucks the energy right out of us.

The decluttering process begins with perusing each room of your home. Scan every wall, corner, nook and cranny. Pay close attention to where your eyes hesitate. The hesitation is showing you where you need less.

3 TIPS TO LIVE CLUTTER-FREE

Before you de-clutter, you need to prepare yourself for potential internal conflict. Your mind will most likely wage a battle. “But, I paid way too much to let this go.” “I’ll lose the weight.” “But, my mother-in-law gave it to me.” Ignore the monkey-mind and forge ahead.

Tip One.

Assess your belongings and their placement within your home. Ask: “Do I love you? Do I use you? If I discovered you right now, would I buy you?”

Tip Two.

Donate, sell or ditch anything you have a meh or negative feeling toward.

Tip Three. 

Clean the keepers. Refreshing each thing you keep restores your connection to it. Your attention gives it value.

Clutter-Free Entry

Decluttering Your Entry

Pay attention to where your family dumps things in your entry and other common areas. When things are strewn all over the place it’s because you don’t have a designated space for them to go. Create attractive and intuitive storage solutions within these spaces.

Clutter-Free Bedroom

Decluttering Your Bedroom

Studies show making your bed each morning gives you a sense of accomplishment. Clear your nightstand of unnecessary items. Don’t store things under your bed. Out of sight is not out of mind. You pay for that physical and mental storage one way or another.

Clutter-Free Bathroom

Decluttering Your Bathroom

One of the most common things we become bogged down with is toiletries and cosmetics. Ditch the beauty concoctions you don’t use or that have expired. Organize the keepers out-of-sight in vanity drawers and cabinets. To keep from overstocking again, use every last drop of the product before buying a new one.

“Be a curator of your life. Cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.”

—Leo Babauta

You will feel mental and emotional relief when you release the weight of physical clutter. And when your environment becomes less chaotic, your mind will, too.

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