Simple rules to keep control clutter forever
Generally the more space you have the more clutter you collect. And the more clutter you have the more difficult it is to keep your home tidy. It also makes the house more difficult to clean and impossible to find anything.
The thing is clutter has a habit of creeping into your home without you realising. One way to control clutter is to adopt the one in one out rule. Now I am not saying it is easy or won’t require discipline – but this really works – and helps with the collecting clutter problem in many different ways.
Your wardrobe is an obvious area to target, but it’s also easy to accumulate too many kitchen and home accessories like pictures, mirrors or lamps.
Same goes for furniture, kitchen stuff, magazines – in fact everything you bring into your home.
The one in one out rule.
When you buy something you must at least throw one thing out. That could be a magazine, a piece of furniture or an item of clothing. Throwing out does not necessarily mean throwing in the bin. Consider giving the item to charity, re-purpose it or give it to a friend.
Teach your children to adopt the same rule. One new toy in equals one old toy out. Same with DVD’s, sports stuff and gadgets.
Think about you spend your money
Whenever you spend money ask yourself – “do you really need this?” Is this adding to the clutter in your home? Now this is not saying don’t buy things. However asking yourself whether you really need this. Do you really love the item? Or perhaps it is a passing whim that you will regret. These small daily decisions will help you control clutter forever.