We always hear about what we should do while decluttering our homes. Unless you are able to hire a professional to do it for you, it’s important to know what not to do while decluttering. To help keep you on track, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things you shouldn’t do while decluttering your home.
The 5 Don’ts of Decluttering
Tackling More Than You Can Handle: You need to be mindful of the size of your project, if you take on more than you can handle at one time you will become burnt out. For example, it might not be feasible for you to organize your entire space in a single day. Instead, take it room by room over the course of a few days or weekends.
Leaving Tasks Unfinished: No matter how daunting the task is, if you start something you should finish it in the same sitting. While decluttering, you will have a few piles – keep, toss, recycle/donate. The important step is once you have everything separated is to put them where they belong. If you’re donating items, take them to their destination. The worst thing you can do is box them up and hide them behind your couch.
Buying First; Organizing Second: While it’s tempting, it’s smarter to purchase storage bins or containers once you have your piles created. Purchasing containers ahead of time runs the risk of having too many or not enough. In either case, you’ve created a second trip to the store.
Not Organizing To Fit Your Needs: Sure, we’d all love a closet or drawers that resemble catalogues, but it isn’t always realistic. You have to organize based on what works for you and fits your needs. For example, if you love wearing sweaters on a regular basis and you are kind of short, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to store them on the highest shelf in your closet - unless you don’t mind getting a step stool out all the time.
Thinking The Job Is Done: You’ve organized and reduced your clutter, good job. Now comes the real job, keeping it organized. All too often we fall victim to finishing the project and then falling back into our old habits.
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