Most people have untidy messes in different areas of their homes and offices. Unwanted clutter commonly consists of items that people purchased on impulse while running errands, visiting tourist attractions or checking out yard sales or outdoor fairs. Additional common items include old mail and other paperwork, unused equipment and gifts from friends or birthdays, weddings, contests and other events. Clutter can cause disorganization and depression. Free yourself from it today by following these three easy steps:
Stick To The Basics
Attempting to attack clutter everywhere at once can overwhelm and demotivate you. Instead try to break it up into more manageable segments of time and number of tasks to complete. If you break a huge task down into smaller tasks, it will be easier to tackle and you will not be burned out quite as easily. Devote an hour daily to gathering unwanted possessions and storing them by type in large bins away from living and work areas, such as in an unused closet or a garage. Temporary out-of-sight storage makes it more difficult for you to be tempted to come up with excuses to keep these items. Also, spend time every day making certain that areas where clutter often forms are less messy, such as the kitchen sink and counters, dining room table, bathroom sink, bedroom and any entertainment spots.
Sell Or Donate Items
A lot of people feel that selling unwanted property isn’t worth the effort. However, others may argue that it can be a good way to get a bit of your initial investment returned. It’s up to you how you want to recoup any money from your possessions. The easiest method is to haul the items to a pawn or trade shop. If you have time, post photos with prices online in a classified ad or local yard sale group. If all else fails, you can still recoup some money by dropping the items off at a charity that provides donation tax deduction receipts, such as Goodwill Industries or the Salvation Army.
Recycle Any Waste Materials
Instead of filling a landfill with junk clutter, especially plastics and electronics waste that leach harmful chemicals into the environment, recycle it. This is a great way for you to keep your life and the environment clean as well. Attempt to sell waste materials to individuals and companies who take the items and upcycle them into new objects or use raw materials and components in new manufacturing processes. Look for help from a municipal recycling center, scrap firm or other professional recycling company, like Ranch Town Recycling Center Inc.
Clutter doesn’t have to take over your life. With a few changes to your lifestyle, you can keep your home and office free of unwanted possessions. All you need to do is get rid of existing clutter and keep areas mess-free. Once you train yourself to maintain these positive habits, you only need to then dispose of new unwanted possessions on a regular monthly or quarterly basis.