If it is to the point where you bump into something every time you turn around, it’s time to learn about ways to declutter your home. When you enter your home, what do you encounter? If you’re stumbling over boots, shoes, newspapers, and mail, it’s probably time to declutter your hallway and living room. What’s really nice is that it doesn’t take long to whip your home back into shape either if you follow the following steps.
Ways to Declutter your Hallway & Living Room
Hallway • Organize the Coats, Shoes, and Mail
The hallway is where first impressions set the tone for the home. Additionally, hallways tend to be very narrow so if you have clutter there it has a huge impact on your home in general.
So, sort through your coats, accessories and even your shoes too. You also must be willing to let go of anything that you don’t want or need. Pack those seasonal clothes away in vacuum bags or put in clear plastic containers so that they can be stored underneath the bed.
Piles of mail in the hallway is messy looking, to say the least. One way to deal with this is to remove them and to create a system for anything that comes through the door. It may also be worth investing in a letter holder to organize the most important documents.
Living Room • Remove Unnecessary Furniture and Excess Clutter
Your living room is quite possibly the most important room in the house. For that reason, it’s the next room to focus on. Any excess furniture can easily clutter your home, and make it feel much smaller than it actually is.
If you can’t stand the thought of throwing away your items then invest in self-storage instead. To take things to that next level, focus on removing any unnecessary items so that you are left with only the essential furniture.
From there, decide what needs to be thrown away and what you want to put back. This is a great technique used by the de-cluttering professionals and is a tactic that serves homeowners well.
The Satisfaction of De-Cluttering Your Home
Follow these tips and your home will be welcoming to all who enter. It isn’t easy to let go of things you’ve had for a while but the rewards are worth it when you walk into your beautifully decluttered home.
What’s more, it gives you a feeling of relaxation harmony and that’s a win-win for you, your family, and friends. We’d love to hear how you declutter your home in the comments below.
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