When it comes to decluttering, many of us hassle with getting rid of rubbish. We often say that we could still use it or lie to ourselves that is worth keeping it. Having second thoughts is normal. If you worry about getting rid of anything, always consider donating your goodies, try to remove them yourself, or hire a good rubbish removal company to do all the work.
But before you declutter your closet, your room, or your entire house and decide what to do, you need to remind some things.
These steps might help to get rid of stuff
Make a list of things you can keep
Firstly, make a list of the things you do consider to be essential and are worth keeping them. This could be whatever that you think to be worth keeping. For example, that old antique plate, or your grandmother’s jacket. And next time, you come through something you think might be worth removing or giving away, go over your list again. If you don’t see it on there, you might be able to get rid of it easier knowing you’ve already decided this isn’t something worth holding on to or littering your life with.
Try to reuse it
When you feel that something is worth keeping just in case, you should come up with an actual way you’ll be using it for the next months. If you can’t come up with a specific way to use it or to reuse it in the next months, let it go.
Separate your items
Don’t throw things away, if haven’t made up your mind, and deal with them. Move every item out of the area you want decluttering first. Because this shows the end results of effective decluttering before you do any of the work. Seeing how great the space feels after organizing might make departing with items an easier way.
Start with the simplest items
Don’t try to start your decluttering and go right into clearing out your closet because you know it’s going to be tough for you to throw away or donate old but good clothes even if you haven’t worn them in years. Instead, start in a super modest spot with something that it’s clear that it needs to throw out. For example, start with the kitchen trash or the junk mail pile. Use that good motivation to push you to remove a harder or bigger area next. And next keep going as long as you can.
Why is throwing away things hard and rubbish removal a task you hate? Then is the perfect time to try and get through this hated task instead of waiting to be done. Next time you find yourself having some free time, consider spending that postponement time on attempting to clean a part of the house.