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Removing and Keeping Away Clutter from Your Home

5 easy ways to declutter your home without turning minimalist custom graphic

When looking around your home, does it give you the feeling of spaciousness?

On your arrival home for the day, does it make your mind feel at ease?

Is your abode a place where your mind feels free and relaxed.

If you answered no to any of these questions, your home and living space may be cluttered.

They say your home is our castle, it's a place of serenity where we can take shelter from the difficulties in our daily lives, so It's imperative that we strive to keep that place clean, organized and de-cluttered.

It's been said that a messy home is indicative of a messy mind and organized home is quite like an organized mind.

If you live in a larger home, or even a smaller home and you have a lot of possessions and not enough storage to put your belongings, your home and living space can get cluttered very quickly.

At times It's not an overnight occurrence but a subtle change, over time, as the things you own encroach on your living space. Slowly but surely you'll find yourself questioning whether or not you're a hoarder.

So, how can you de-clutter your already cluttered home and what are the best strategies for maintaining an organized home.

Identify the most cluttered rooms of your home and get started.

Female unpacking clothes stuffs from cardboard box

Make it the last goal of each day to do at least 15 minutes of de-cluttering in the most cluttered rooms of your home, every day.

Like most things, consistency is key, if you're consistent every day for a month, you'll see a tremendous difference in your home, your mind, and your overall happiness.

In being consistent your workload will be dramatically reduced making sure you're not overly overwhelmed at the job at hand.

Don't treat everything as having sentimental value.

Happy family unpacking stuff

Not all items in your home should hold sentimental value. Be sure to only hold onto items you actually have a use for and be quick to dispose of things that you don't use on a regular basis. Items that can't be stored easily and take up excessive space, should be the first items to go in your mission to de-clutter your home.

We also recommend categorizing items into usability, if you haven't used a particular thing in the last 2-3 months, it may be taking up unnecessary space.

By doing this you'll beat the urge to hold onto every item you've purchased and it'll also make sure you're not too quick to associate value with objects that provide no value to you, other than the false value you perceive in your mind.

Hire a professional service to help you

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Our cleaning teams at Maidforyou, as well as being trained in the best ways to clean a home, can also help with organizing, de-cluttering and the tidying of homes that have too little space, storage, and too much stuff.

Hiring a professional cleaning service means you save time and don't have to do any of the dirty work (excuse the pun) yourself. Our rates start at eighty dollars per hour for a team of two and we can help you remove unnecessary junk from your home.

Don't get overwhelmed

Boxes full of stuff to clean

When starting to declutter, identify that it is, in fact, a pretty big job, don't let yourself get overwhelmed. Breathe, think of the end goal and think of how you'll feel with a completely organized, free from clutter, living space.

Ten minutes a day over a month should be more than enough, remember slow and steady wins the race.

Say no to any more clutter

Couple moving happly

The last and final thing to do to make sure your home stays clutter-free is to make sure you stay clear of urges to leave possessions in the same place, purchase Household items like novelty glassware, small statues, and place sentimental value on every object you receive as a gift.

There's a shelf life to every piece of furniture and every item that you don't absolutely love. Learning to like but not love every item you know is paramount to maintaining a home that lacks clutter.

Decluttering and organizing your home isn't a project you start in spring and then complete during the second month of the season. Essentially its developing positive habits that keep your home free from clutter.

It's about getting to the bottom of why your living space actually lacks living space and why your home can look and feel better then it has been.

If your time poor, perhaps it's better to hire the professionals. When booking our service online, select an hourly rate and leave a note stating you'd like to use our decluttering cleaning service.

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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