If your kitchen cupboards are heaving with unused appliances, your loft is choking with memories and your wardrobe littered with clothes that you no longer wear - it might be time for a clear out. Physical clutter not only takes up space in your home, but also in your head.
Decluttering is usually the first step people take to simplify their lives, and it is just as much psychological as it is practical.
Detox your home to rid yourself the emotional toll of clutter that causes negative feelings, stress and anxiety.
Material possessions can actually make us feel burdened, overwhelmed, pulled into the past and unable to enjoy the present or the future.
Removing the excess from our homes naturally encourages us to look at the more challenging, often hidden things that also complicate our lives: debt, busyness, mental clutter, just to name a few. But it often starts with physical possessions.
Decluttering is not just throwing 'stuff' away, it's simplifying our homes and surrounding ourselves with the things that we love and have a positive effect on our lives. The less 'stuff' that we own and have to care for, clean, repair, maintain and organise, the more time, space and energy we have for what's really important.
HOME DECLUTTERING TIPS
Don't try and declutter all at once. After all, it may have taken years to accumulate!
Break it down into areas, rooms or categories and give yourself between a week and a month for each category.
Organising your home is a gradual process.