Clutter is stressful. It consumes valuable real estate in your home, piles up quickly and cleaning it up takes time away from more enjoyable activities — like spending time with those you love.
While you could hire a professional organizer or purge that growing shoe collection, the truth is taking small steps to alter your habits is the best long-term solution. Try giving these strategies a shot.
- Ask “Would I buy this?”
If letting go of items is a struggle, ask yourself, “If I were in a store right now and this item was in front of me, would I buy it?” If the answer is no, it’s time to donate, sell or purge it. It’s likely not a fit for your lifestyle anymore.
- Use the one-touch rule.
When you use an item, make an effort for that handling — or touch — to be its last until the next time you need it. An example? Once you grab towels out of the dryer, don’t leave them in the laundry basket to put away later. Now’s the time to get them folded and stored away.
- Follow one in, one out.
For every new item you bring into your home, you must get rid of another. The rule can have a two-fold effect: It can help you limit your spending habits and prevent your belongings from building up and causing clutter.
Clutter is a common struggle for city dwellers with limited square footage, but it can be conquered. Taking small steps to change your habits will help make the stress of clutter a thing of the past.
Get in touch today if you’d like more information on how to make the best use of your space, or if you’re interested in making some renovations for additional storage.
Pronoia: The Universe conspires in your favor! I look forward to connecting with you!
Nicole Kasten | Colfax Realty Group
Licensed Broker Associate
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (786) 266-7523