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Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you try to organize your house, things appear to crop up out of nowhere. Before you know it, your property might be full of items that you no longer want or need. Tackling that kind of project can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
Instead, there are methods you can use to simplify your life, declutter your home, and get back to doing what you most love to do. Read on to learn some of the most popular ways you can remove clutter in and around your home starting today.
Be Honest with Yourself
The first step to downsizing your belongings is to ask yourself pointed questions. Go through the rooms in your home and decide if you really want and use the items you see. If the answer is no, you can then donate or sell those belongings.
Other strategies include setting aside just five minutes each day, tackling one room at a time, trying to fill one bag or box during each session, enlisting assistance from friends and relatives, and similar. You could also embrace the maintenance-free living lifestyle. This way, you won’t have to store large items such as lawnmowers and landscaping tools. Those chores are already taken care of.
Take an Across the Board Approach
Now that you’ve started the decluttering process, the next step is to prevent extra items from encroaching into your home. That means stopping to think about every purchase you make, or item you acquire. You could even take part in a “no-buy” month. This way, you won’t end up exactly where you started, and you could save money at the same time!
Another way to eliminate clutter from your home for good is to live in a maintenance-free community. You’ll never again have to worry about mundane chores like lawn maintenance, house painting and power washing, and similar. Instead, you can focus on living the life you’ve always dreamed of, and making lasting great memories with friends and loved ones.
Practice Every Day Vigilance
Organization experts say it’s smart to live each day like you’re traveling. They say taking that mindset will help you reduce the amount of belongings you accumulate over time. You might also wish to invest in reusable items whenever possible. You’ll cut down on clutter and do your part for the health of the environment at the same time.
You could also establish “zones” in your home, and/or specific areas where certain items will be placed. That includes belongings such as keys, mail, remote controls, outdoor gear, sports equipment, and more.
Simplify Your Life
These are just a few of the many ways you can declutter and get back control of your life. Doing so will give you less to clean, less to organize, and might even help reduce your overall stress. You’ll even have more time to spend on the things that are most important to you.
That’s the main idea of maintenance-free living. Here, you’ll never again have to worry about tasks that just take time away from spending quality moments with your friends and family. Instead, you can let someone else take on chores such as lawn and garden maintenance, house painting and power washing, and more.
When you live in the 55+ community of Huntington at Hunter’s Ridge, you’ll also enjoy built-in cable television and Internet, plus additional perks available to villas residents. Contact us today to start living the life you want and deserve.