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How a Clutter-Free Home Can Make You Happier

HOW DECLUTTERING CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER CLUTTER = STRESS 4 out of 10 Australians say they feel anxious, guilty or depressed about the clutter in their homes. Found from a survey by 57%0 of homeowners experience feeling "stres- sed" when their house is unorganized or cluttered. Found from a survey by Rubbermaid BENEFITS OF DECLUTTERING "Clear away the clutter once and for all, and enjoy the happiness you'll find hiding underneath!" Become a happier person Clear your mind Easier to unwind, sit back and relax Decrease stress, anxiety and depression Decluttering room-by-room is the most efficient way to declutter and organize your home. And you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you complete each room! TIPS ON DECLUTTERING ROOM-BY-ROOM DECLUTTERING YOUR LIVING ROOM/FAMILY ROOMS Consider purchasing storage containers/- o chests to store your kid's toys and games. Get rid of old magazines and newspapers o Clear out unused DVDS, video tapes, CDs O DECLUTTERING YOUR BEDROOM Start with the wardrobes by only having seaso- nal clothes hanging in your closet and storing non-seasonal clothing. ***** Toss/donate/sell any clothing that is old, torn, unused or dislike. Toss any unused/old bedding, pillows and towels. DECLUTTERING YOUR KITCHEN Start by clearing out each cabinets individually Toss any chipped, or cracked china plus any pots or pans with broken handles. Clear out any out-of-place objects from the cabinet. Check expiry dates on all products in your fridge and toss anything out of date. DECLUTTERING YOUR BATHROOM Toss products, such as bottles of shampoo that you don't use or like. Re-locate your most frequently used items, such as toothpaste and tooth paste to areas within easy reach. Use containers such as jars and clear boxes to sort items into specific order. Toss any dirty hand towels, face cloths, bath towels and laundry into your hamper and move them to laundry room. Toss outdated medicines, toiletries and products. DECLUTTERING USING THE THREE BOX METHOD This method forces you to make a decision item by item, so you don't end up with a bigger mess than the one you started with. Start by gathering three storage boxes, and labelling them as below. Go through each room/space individually and emptying the boxes after completing a room. KEEP GET RID OF IT STORAGE Items you keep should go in their newly designated home. Optimally these things should be stored neatly in a container or drawer. Label if desired. Store any items you want to give away or sell outside your home - either put them in the vehicle you plan to transport them in or store them temporarily in a garage or on a patio. As you fill your containers, label them or drop an inventory sheet on top and neatly put them in your storage area. PREVENT THE CLUTTER FROM RETURNING DON'T ALLOW POTENTIAL CLUTTER INTO THE HOUSE IN THE FIRST PLACE Before you purchase or acquire anything new, ask yourself, "Do I really need it?" and "Where will I keep it?" If you don't have an immediate answer to those two ques- tions, don't bring it home. DECLUTTER A LITTLE EACH DAY Deal with mail, clothes, toys and other common clutter a little each day. Set aside 20 minutes a day and you'll avoid having to find hours to clean up messes in the future. If you build this time into your daily routine, you are likely to have greater success. If daily isn't doable, plan a weekly declutter sweep and be sure to give yourself enough time. USE THE ONE IN, ONE OUT RULE Whenever you bring something new home, you have to throw out or donate some- thing else. You can even implement this room-by-room - it will make you think about where you will keep this new thing. DON'T BUY. RENT OR BORROW If you need something only once in a blue moon, consider renting or borrowing it. When it comes to books and video, the library is a great resource, or you can opt for digital versions, which take up far less space! SOURCES INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY cal-clutter-negatively-affects-your-ability-to-rocus-process-information/ vey-says-a-disorganized-home-makes-most-reel-stressed-anxious-and-overwhelmed-115227964. html SIMPLY ter-every-room-in-the-house+5976+173+article.htm MAID HOUSEKEEPING MAID EASY Smallin, DM, 2014. Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life. 1st ed. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.: Storey Publishing LLC.

How a Clutter-Free Home Can Make You Happier

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Who knew? Something as simple as clutter could be the reason you do not enjoy your precious moments at home. The stress and anxiety you are facing in your home could be the direct result of a disorgan...


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