We can’t avoid clutter, but too much of it can be really annoying and unsightly. We would want to get rid of it as fast as possible. So, we will be discussing some great tips on how to rid of clutter quick.
1. Pile It Up
Empty your wardrobe, your cabinet or your end table. Pile the clutter up in one place. Similar items should go together.
As you pile your things up, organize them – fold the clothes, flatten the crumpled papers, put back the misplaced caps, place the magazines on top of each other and so on. This will make the work easier.
2. Categorize Them
Divide your things into four major categories :
a. To Keep
These are the things that you definitely need like your perfectly working cellphone or your work clothes. On deciding which things to keep, remember that it’s always better to save what you have than to spend for a new one.
The dilemma over what you need and what you want might confuse you and even tempt you to not let go of the clutter. The key is to keep your eye simple.
Ask yourself: Do I really need this? Do I see myself using this after a week, a month, or a year?
b. To Trash
These are the things that you no longer need or want. They can no longer be recycled or be used as gift, and should go to the trash bin.
c. To Recycle
These are the things that you no longer need or want, and are not good choices for a gift. Examples are receipts from a supermarket, newspaper, doodle books that are already filled with nonsense, plastic bottles, broken and far-from-repair devices and appliances, and scrap textile. Remember to keep our environment green.
d. To Give Away
These are the things that you no longer need or want, but can be used as gift. Examples are used shoes, clothes, bags, accessories, and old magazines.
Categorize the things you decided to keep into:
1. Frequently Used. These are the things that you use in a daily basis. Examples are your usual and preferred outfit at school or at work, tools like your comb and mirror, and devices like your cellphone.
2. Less Frequently Used. These are the things you use in a weekly or monthly basis. Examples are car or house repair tools and clothes that are only used for special occasions.
3. Organize and Finalize
After you’re done classifying your things, put them into their appropriate location. Buy organizing boxes for small items like buttons, nails and beads.
If there is no longer enough space for the books that you need, buy bookends. Arrange big items in re-purposed boxes.