Decluttering: The everyday activity keeps on piling up the mess until you realize this needs a fix. The phenomenon of removing clutter or mess from a place and to later organize and prioritize the rest is called Decluttering.You all know about the love humans have for the gatherings and with gatherings comes the dreaded clutter. Not only festivals, but the everyday piling mess also needs decluttering at regular intervals.
You know the holidays right?
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Decluttering your home for the holidays
For many of you, the holiday season reflects the influx of guests and visitors and you wouldn’t want them to witness your mess. Not only that, the departure of them leaves the house in clutter too and it is no fun to be there as well.
“Clutter is stress: It nags at you, drags you down psychologically, slows you down physically”.
You can avoid holiday clutter by taking action before time. Even when you live with less, there is typically more going on during the holidays. By making space for them now, you can feel less overwhelmed and more engaged later. Here are some areas you need to focus when you declutter and know how to declutter your house before the holidays:
Declutter and Clean your Kitchen:
It is good to get rid of any food that’s gone bad, and use up food that’s nearing its expiration date and get ready for holiday cooking and baking by making space in your pantry.
Get rid of gifts:
It’s time to recheck the gifts of last year, be it Christmas or Halloween. You will get the new ones after you ditch your old gifts. It’s time to make some space.
Decluttering your Bookshelves:
Your shelves will be free to hold other things if necessary, and you’ll have plenty of room to store any new book only if you reorganize the clutter present.
Declutter and Organize your Closet:
If you aren’t wearing something, remove it from your closet. The holiday season will anyway give you opportunities to make your closet colorful again. Do same with the clothes of your children, if you have any. Keeping a bag or box in each child’s bedroom to hold outgrown clothing is a convenient way to organize.
Once the holiday season is over, go through each and every item. Plan for some quality time to get rid of anything you used in the past holiday season. This will make room to enjoy the current season in a decluttered mindset.
Make room in your living spaces by removing anything from your bookshelves that isn’t serving any purpose.
Decluttering your inner clutter:
Lastly, a pre-holiday release of inner clutter like perfection, comparison, and unreasonable expectations will give the holidays a chance to surprise and delight you.