It’s amazing how much clutter we collate over the years. As a Mum of three, I sometimes find myself drowning in toys, cardboard models, and just stuff if I’m not careful! I’ve recently realised that clutter has a really negative impact on my mental wellbeing. It might sound silly, but having lots of “stuff” around really does affect me! So, I’ve come up with some top tips for a clutter-free home.
Top Tips for a Clutter-Free Home
I find it impossible to relax when there’s lots of clutter around me. I just get all fidgety and unsettled. As I work from home, I need to be able to concentrate during the hours that I’m working, without being distracted by clutter or the desperate need to tidy up!
Even if I didn’t work from home, I hate it when the children are all tucked up in bed but their stuff is still all over the place. I just can’t relax when the house is cluttered.
Life can be really hectic, believe me, I know! But if clutter does have an impact on you, then you need to make time to sort it out.
If you can stay on top of de-cluttering, then it becomes much less of a chore. I’m sure we’re not the only ones who get a charity bag pushed through the door at least once a week. Take advantage of it and get rid of stuff when they arrive. The charity bags we receive are usually just for clothes, but it always amazes me how much I manage to get rid of on a regular basis. Those children grow so fast!
Take advantage of school fairs
Our school always seem to be collecting for something. Take advantage of school fairs and help the school out by donating old toys that the children have grown out of.
Make some extra money
De-cluttering is a great way to make extra cash. List items free of charge on Facebook or take advantage of fee free weekends on eBay to get rid of unwanted toys.
A place for everything, and everything in its place
You need some kind of storage system so that things can be put away at the end of the day.
Rope the children in to help and get them used to tidying things away once they’ve finished with them.
If clutter has an impact on your life, then these tips will help you to get organised and stay on top of things!