8 Great Reasons to Declutter Your Home As Soon As Possible
As you might know, I’m on a huge decluttering mission this year! There are so many great reasons to declutter your home so I thought I’d share my favourite benefits in this post.
The most obvious reason to declutter is that you will gain space in your home. When you get rid of stuff, you get more space to enjoy, use and live in. If you are doing extreme decluttering and are really simplifying your life, you might even be able to downsize your house and still have a spacious home.
A clutter-free home is also a calmer home. Without clutter taking up your time and disturbing your view, you will feel much calmer and more relaxed and be able to enjoy your life better.
When you declutter, your home and life will automatically be better organised as you have less stuff getting in the way. If you have all your paperwork neatly in one folder, you’ll easily find what you need and if you only have three Tupperware boxes, they will not get all messed up and lose their lids.
Not only will you save time when looking for things as you’ll find things when you need them, but you’ll also save time in other areas as you will not have as much stuff to take care of, tidy up and move around. Stuff gets in the way and takes up time. You don’t need ten cushions on your bed to arrange every morning and the more clothes you have, the more you have to wash and fold and rearrange etc.
When you have fewer things, cleaning will be so much easier as you don’t need to move lots of things to do it. Simply get out a microfiber cloth and your multipurpose cleaner and wipe down your clear surfaces and run the vacuum cleaner over your clear floors. No more dusting of endless knick-knacks! Among all the reasons to declutter, I’m sure this is a popular one!
If you want to, you can also make decluttering a bit of an income by selling things that you don’t need on eBay or Gumtree. I’ve only sold a few things on eBay as I’m so impatient and want to get rid of things immediately. I usually give things to the charity shop or take it to the recycling instead.
By having less things in your home, you will get a good overview of what you already have in your kitchen, wardrobe and bathroom (and everywhere else) so there will be fewer duplicates bought and fewer expired products and therefore less waste.
Less really is more. When you have fewer possessions in your life, the things you really love and use get the attention and space that they deserve. Plus you’ll remember them and treasure them better. Minimalism is really interesting!
Those are my favourite reasons to declutter! Are you in middle of the decluttering process too? What are your favourite benefits of simplifying your life?