When you have a flooded bathroom, the first thing you should do is switch off the water supply to it. The same may be said for a messy living space. Only by adopting a more minimalist lifestyle can you keep it clutter-free for the long term.
No one is asking you to give up everything you own and go to the extreme. However, you should avoid making impulsive purchases – that is, purchasing items that you are unlikely to want in the future.
Stop Clinging to Things
Having a hoarding problem is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, it’s something that most people deal with. Once you’ve purchased something, it’s only normal to want to hang on to it as long as possible.
The difficulty is that keeping everything you ever buy leads to a lack of storage space in your home. Old magazines, expired toiletries, and extra cooking utensils all take up valuable storage space that you don’t have.
Getting rid of things you don’t need can be a challenge if you’re a hoarder by nature. You’ll have to get more inventive if it’s more of a psychological issue for you.
If you’re having difficulty letting go of things, why not move them elsewhere instead? Self storage is a wonderful way of accomplishing this. Instead, you can move all of the clutter to a different location, leaving your home clean and tidy.
Release What No Longer Serves You
The term “transitional” clutter is frequently used by decluttering bloggers. The underlying premise is that when we are going through a life transition, we tend to accumulate more clutter.
As an example:
Having a baby
Breaking up with a long-term partner
Beginning a temporary job at a new location
Going through financial difficulties
In order to go forward and begin anew, it is imperative that you let go of the past. Instead of letting your mental energy flow back to the past, you can direct them into the present moment.
Finally, according to studies, decluttering your entire home is a major job that might make you feel miserable. Fortunately, if you break it down into smaller, more manageable chunks, it becomes much easier. Consider taking on one room at a time over a period of several weeks. A few minutes of decluttering each day can make a big difference.