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Reasons to get on top of your household clutter

When I say household clutter, I’m talking about anything that makes a house look, and feel, disorganised. It might be the kid’s toys all over the floor (more than likely), the plates piling up in your sink, the pile of bills and school paperwork on your dining room table or that mountain of stuff at the bottom of the stairs that nobody ever takes up on their way up. What is with that?!

If you’ve got ‘stuff’ piles all of your house, here’s some excellent reasons why you should start decluttering… 

  • Your home will become less of a health and safety hazard

How many times have you stubbed your toe on one of the kids toys? How many times have you banged into something because you have little space to move around or knocked something off the worktop because there isn’t enough space to put everything? Create a cleaning schedule so you can stay on top of your household chores. As well as preserving physical health, decluttering your home is a step to better mental health, so after reading the linked article, let that be another incentive to deal with your clutter.  

  • You will improve your financial situation

How many times have you missed a payment because you misplaced the statement? How many times have you bought a duplicate of something because you forgot you already had the same item hidden amongst the clutter? It’s time to get your paperwork in order. 

  • You’ll be ready for a house move

You might not be planning to move house at the moment, but you never know what’s round the corner. Clear out, sell, or give away anything that you don’t need, and put into storage units any items that you aren’t sure what to do with. This will give you a cleaner and more spacious home now and will make life much easier for you if you do decide to move in the future.
Use these decluttering tips to help you minimise your home.
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