“Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
So, you’re moving house! It’s time to learn to declutter. It’s so satisfying and this is the best excuse you’ll ever get.
When you have lived in your home for a long time it is inevitable that it will become full of clutter, junk and stuff you no longer need. We’re all guilty of keeping items that we should have thrown away and having boxes of stuff that we don’t look at from one year to the next. If you’re planning a home move in South Yorkshire (or beyond) then now is the perfect time to get organised and sort all of this out. That way, when you’re unpacking at your new home you know it’s all items that you love and want to keep.
Clothes and shoes are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to clutter. It’s also one of the easiest areas to fix. Go through your wardrobe and drawers and put in a pile anything that you haven’t worn in the last 12 months. Then go through the pile and think about whether you want to keep them or not. Be ruthless! Remember any you keep, you’re paying to move to your new house and will have to go to the effort of unpacking.
I bet we all have a drawer or two in our home that is just full of stuff. Old phone charges, broken mobile phones, old bank cards etc. You’ll be surprised at just how much of this can be thrown away if you take the time to go through it and sort things out. It doesn’t even have to be stressful, make it your job one evening in front of the TV and you’ll be surprised and how easy it is to declutter.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DECLUTTER?
Have a look at what takes up lots of room when packing. Bedding and towels are definitely guilty of this. Go through the cupboards that these are stored in and have a good sort out! Any old bedding you don’t use or is looking a bit tired, throw away! Other items to consider are old games consoles, DVDs, video recorders etc. Out of date technology will rarely every be reused. Have a look around each of the rooms in your house and be honest with yourself about what hasn’t been used in a long time. Use that as a great starting point for your declutter before your big day!
EMBRACE DECLUTTERING AND BE BOLD
If you really want to nail the process of decluttering follow the zen minimalist living approach… courtesy of leading zen guru Leo Babuata. Click HERE to read his rules!