Declutter your home

In Singapore, where everybody is so busy with work and many obligations, it is hard not to imagine a cluttered home for some. To declutter, it seems so formidable a task to most that usually it don’t get done well. Here are some tips where you can start the declutter process in a more rewarding fashion
1. Divide and conquer. Instead of doing too much at one go, you can start with a particular area first, like a room. This is a more efficient way and instant results are assured usually. However it does not help if you only transfer one clutter to another room.
Also keep your tasks small, like 20 mins to clear the drawers in your bedroom, instead of doing the whole bedroom.
2. Schedule sessions. Commit to a timeline to declutter your room. A deadline helps to give focus.
3. Categorise your storage. Work out a systematic way of storing your stuff in logical places. For example keep all stationery in your study room.
4. List down contents of storage boxes. Choose clear containers and folders will help you to visualize te contents. A list of contents can be pasted on the side of the containers.
5. Sorting out clutter to keep or discard. A system of ‘donate, ‘throw’, ‘recycle’, and ‘store’ will help you to decide how to deal with the existing clutter.
6. Space saving furniture. If space is a limitation, choose sofa-beds and other multifunctional furniture to liberate space.
7. Change your mindset. Break old habits that lead to clutter problem like over buying of things and keeping of old unused stuff. Keep documents and stuff in the right places and you have a clutter free life.

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