If you have cupboards full of clothes you never wear, kitchen utensils you are not even sure of the purpose of, and a garage crammed with odds and ends, then you definitely need to consider de-cluttering. A good sort out and reorganisation of your home doesn’t only serve to free up space and create a less cluttered living environment, it can also help you in a multitude of other unexpected ways.
Re-organise and Re-assess
De-cluttering gives you the chance to get organised and assess your assets and belongings. It can also help you re-define your home and create new, pleasant spaces that you can put to good use.
Re-create Clean Mental Space
It’s difficult to relax or de-stress in a cluttered environment and if you are surrounded by too much unnecessary stuff, it can be very stressful. Clearing out helps readjust your mindset and allows you to start afresh in a de-cluttered environment.
Move On From The Past
Past relationships, jobs or even DIY ideas that were shelved half way through can all be holding us back. Whilst there is nothing wrong with a little bit of sentimentality, it’s often important to make a clean break and enjoy the here and now rather than holding on to the past.
Discover Hidden Treasure
Often over time, items that are actually valuable or useful are pushed to the back of the shelf or end up in the darkest recesses of the cupboards. De-cluttering is the perfect opportunity for you to discover what you actually have and could save you plenty of money if you find that instead of needing to buy new clothes, appliances or other household items, you already have them. Often items are forgotten about if they do not suit a certain time in a person’s life, but they may be suited to your lifestyle now and you may not even be aware that you are in possession of them.
Make Some Extra Money
De-cluttering isn’t only good for your mental space and the aesthetics of your home, it’s also a great way to make some extra money. There is a huge demand for vintage items at the moment, and everything from clothing to second hand Rolex watches can be sold for a very good price. Ebay and other online stores are a great place to get rid of unwanted items, and you can use the money you make to update and improve your home or your wardrobe or even put it towards a holiday or special gift.
Donate To Help Others
If you don’t feel you want to make extra cash from your unwanted items you can pass them on to those who are less fortunate than yourself and cannot afford to buy many of the items you no longer need. You can gain some good karma by donating the products of your de-cluttering to a shelter or other institution that helps the needy.
It’s easy to see that de-cluttering isn’t just about clearing space and reorganising your house, it also has numerous other benefits that can be hugely beneficial to your general wellbeing.