5 ways to declutter your home and your mind - new lune

5 Ways To Declutter Your Home & Your Mind.

As the old saying goes, ‘a tidy home is a tidy mind’ and it’s certainly true that your environment can affect your emotional well-being. When your home is in disarray, it can affect your ability to concentrate, focus or relax. As a result, it’s easier to feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Fortunately, you can alleviate these feelings by overhauling your environment. To get you started, take a look at these five ways to declutter your home and your mind:

 

1 | START SMALL

If decluttering an entire property feels overwhelming, don’t try and take on too much at once. Instead, start small and set yourself achievable tasks. You might want to start by decluttering just one room, for example, on focusing on specific items, like clothing. Once you begin to make progress, the sense of satisfaction you get will spur you on to achieve even more.

 

2 | TURN CLUTTER INTO CASH

If you need a little extra motivation to get started, think about the extra cash you can bring in when you sell the items you no longer need or want. A significant number of your belongings can easily be re-sold via online marketplaces or local listings sites. Instead of discarding items by putting them in the bin, list them for sale or donate them to people in need.

 

3 | GET EXTRA STORAGE

If you don’t have enough storage space, it’s hard to keep a home free from clutter. As well as integrating more storage into your home, consider renting a storage unit where you can keep items that you want to hang on to but that you don’t use every day. When you rent a container with Stored Away, for example, you can have your items collected from your home and delivered directly to your unit. What’s more – your items can be delivered straight back to your door when you decide to get them out of storage again!

 

4 | CREATE SPACE FOR RELAXATION

As you declutter your home, you’ll notice just how much more space you have available. If you want to put the space to good use, reserve a particular area in your home for relaxation. This might be somewhere you can meditate or practice yoga or it might be a cosy corner where you can settle down with a good book. However you choose to relax, having a dedicated space will make it easier to calm your mind.

 

5 | DECLUTTER ON A DAILY BASIS

Once you’ve done the hard work, you’ll be able to keep your living environment free from clutter by spending a few minutes each day putting things away. By making this part of your regular schedule, you can ensure that your home remains a clutter-free zone.

 

PRIORITISNG YOUR WELL-BEING

It’s easy to overlook your well-being when you’re living a busy, stressful life, but putting yourself first can transform your physical and emotional health. When you make your well-being a priority, you can adjust your schedule to incorporate a variety of healthy activities, such as maintaining a healthy home, relaxing your mind and enhancing your fitness.


Thank you so much for reading! – xo N

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This is a contributed post.

  1. Good tips! I spend a little bit of time every day thinking about what I could declutter! It’s easy to forget and next thing you know, things have piled up!

  2. Great post! We declutter our condo each spring. It gives a fantastic start to another year. We’re at a point now of letting go of “stuff” that we thought we might need some day. Truly, it’s just “stuff” and we’re getting much better at letting it go. Since we got our motorhome three years ago, and after living in it for several months per year, we’ve realized how little we need to live comfortably and be happy.

  3. That is so true. Especially that part about how clean spaces affect our well being and the ability to relax. I also like the tips on how to get on with decluttering. And even though I know them, I am still sometimes lazy..

  4. Have lived in my house for 25 years and raised 3 kids here, the youngest of which (twin daughters) are about to head off to college. I put decluttering in my weekly task list when the pandemic hit. However, when they are all out of the house, I plan to step up the sorting/tossing several notches.

  5. These are fantastic tips, I’m in the process of decluttering my house and I recently decluttered the garage. It feels much better, happier and relaxed. There is still storage ideas which I need to do for my children’s bedrooms but thats coming in due course. Thank you for your blog

  6. These tips are gold. My mom is constantly telling me how overwhelmed she feels at the task of de-cluttering her basement (my deceased father left it as an absolute mess). Like you say, I keep trying to point her to just starting in one spot and working until that part is clean or at least navigable. It doesn’t happen overnight, but just because progress is sometimes barely visible doesn’t mean it isn’t happening!

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