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The term messy house and messy mind can often ring true with some people. I know that I always feel more stressed if I am surrounded by mess. And if you find yourself in a cluttered space it can be quite difficult to clear your mind. Leaving it feeling cluttered with your thoughts, anxiety and emotions.
A simple task like decluttering your home or some of the spaces where you spend most of your time could really help improve your mindset for the better. And there are some easy ways to get started if you want to help your mental health by decluttering your home.
Decluttering For Your Mental Health – How To Get Started
Start by doing five minutes a day
Sometimes the best way to start is to do a chore daily for five minutes. Decluttering could be the job that you choose to do in that five minutes. Surely you have a spare five minutes that you could dedicate to tidying an area of your home?
Of course, it can be hard as a mum to find a spare five minutes. There is always so much to do. But actually taking this five minutes every day could really help your home and your mental health.
So grab a bag and walk around your home. You could even time yourself on your phone. When you spy something that you no longer need then pop it in the bag. It could be anything. Old papers or magazines, bills that need shredding or an ornament that you don’t love anymore. Just bag it up and then you can decide what you want to do with all those items later.
If you can’t get rid of it, could it be stored?
There are likely to be some things in your home that you don’t want in your house but you can’t bring yourself to throw away. If this is the case then you might want to consider getting some storage.
Storage gives you the benefit of keeping the item but you’re still creating more space in your home for you to have a clearer mind. A quick look online for fantastic storage near me should identify local places that could be the ideal solution. Of course, you need to be aware that there are fees for storing items, so make sure you take that into account.
Maybe you could make some extra money in the process
It is important to consider whether you can sell your unwanted items. Thanks to platforms like eBay, Facebook selling pages and even setting up selling accounts on Instagram, you could find yourself in a position to boost your income just by decluttering your home. You may no longer have a use for it, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t someone out there who may need it. This works incredibly well for all those clothes that your children have outgrown. You can even find a home for much-loved items like prams. I recently made almost £100 from selling a few of Little Mister H’s old clothes on Facebook.
Document the challenge on social media
Finally, if you’re like me and feel like you need to be accountable to someone, then you could document your progress on social media. You could even choose to turn it into a bit of a challenge yourself and get friends and family involved. Being accountable and sharing your progress could help you feel motivated to keep things up and finally declutter your home for good.
I hope that this has given you some inspiration on how to declutter your home. Having a clutter-free home will really help to clear your mind.
Do you declutter your home often? Does it help your mental health?
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