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Get organised, declutter your life and find out how to declutter your home


If the thought of decluttering fills you with dread and the idea of having a good clear out seems an overwhelming prospect, it’s worth persevering for many reasons. Home organisation can improve your life in more ways than one.


More space

You and your family will benefit from more living space. Children play with toys more effectively when they can easily access them. You will have more time to relax if you aren't wasting time trying to find things; there are so many benefits of decluttering. Decluttering toys is a great way to create space so why not make it a New Year's resolution and start the year afresh with a clean and tidy home?


Improved health

An organised home is definitely good for everyone's mental health and general sense of well-being. However, research reveals that there are also many physical health benefits of decluttering. It is almost impossible to deep clean a cluttered house and dusty houses are a hazard for those suffering from asthma and eczema. Having a tidy house with fewer dust mites can actually help to improve those conditions.


Increase your home's marketability

If you're thinking about selling your house, organising and decluttering is essential before taking photos to market your home, as it is necessary to show your house in its best possible light. Messy houses often struggle to meet the asking price and sometimes even fail to sell at all.


However, knowing that you need to declutter your home is one thing, actually getting started can seem like a mammoth task. Here is a quick guide to get you started, although it's a personal thing and there is no right or wrong way to do it!


Getting Started

Use a timer and set it for ten minutes. You could use a stop-watch or download a timer app on your smartphone. Set yourself the challenge of tidying and filling bin bags, and organising and decluttering for ten minutes and then stop. You will be amazed at how much can be achieved in such a short space of time! Aim to declutter once a day for a week, and then increase to twenty minutes for the second week.

Grab a bin liner and go around the house dealing with one category of mess at a time. This could be papers or magazines to be recycled or unwanted toys. When it's full, put it outside or in the car, ready for the next trip to the charity shop or the tip.

Get all the family involved, kids can help with decluttering toys. after all, many hands make light work. Make it seem like a fun activity and also make time to think about changing future habits to avoid having to declutter in the future.

Tackle one room at a time, or even one area of a room at a time. The wonderful sense of achievement you will feel when you admire the tidy understairs cupboard or bookcase will spur you on to further decluttering challenges.

Invest in storage. It's impossible to declutter without good storage. Put up shelves, buy large storage boxes/units and fill them up.

Don't forget that if you can't decide which items to get rid of permanently, Kelly's Storage offers a range of self-storage solutions to give you time to decide what you want to do with your belongings. Visit Kelly's Storage today to find out more.