Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. Basically, it’s when someone finds it difficult to throw things away. We all have a friend, family member etc. that we know has a hoarding problem, be it broken items from our childhood to clothes that are out of style or even just spoilt junk. Let’s face it this can get quite messy and no one likes a messy house. So, lets help you get rid of some of this clutter and maintain a clean clutter free house.
First things first, you have to realize it is a problem and the various risks that come with this. Clutter makes a room look messy and doesn’t give space to for more relevant items in the house.
Then you have to dive deep into the hard part getting rid of the already compiled clutter. Majority of people who have this problem find it hard to let go and that can be a problem to those who live with them or share a space. Here are some of our tips to a clutter free environment.
- Work room by room. Gradually but surely, we will get there. Going drawer to drawer in a room making sure that what is needed there is what is present i.e. kitchen utensils are in the kitchen etc. making sure whatever is in that room has a purpose.
- Getting rid of items that haven’t been used in a long time. Best example is that dress that you feel is too small or big or too out dated. It’s time for it to go. You can start as small as items you haven’t used in the past 5 years, let’s face it most probably you will never use it. Also, items that are require to be singular in a house/home i.e. Dishwasher, blender etc. one is enough.
- Sell all the extra items either online or give them out to family and friends.
These are some tips on how to prevent declutter.
- Make a list of what you want and need
This can be done every month so as to do bulk shopping especially nonperishable items. This assists you to stick with the listed items and ensures you are able to maintain a budget. You can do this throughout the month where the most essentials take the highest priority.
- If you don’t need it don’t buy it. It’s the easiest way to stop getting more stuff in.
- Be strict with yourself. Strict to the list and maintain your budget.
- It’s okay to ask for help from a friend or family. It takes time to adjusts.