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The holiday season is in full swing, and while we all love to give and receive gifts, we often end the year with more items than we need. This accumulation of gifts can lead to unwanted clutter around the home, and as we head into the new year, it feels good to start with a clean slate. Decluttering your space can help you to stay on top of your home organization and tidiness goals for the year, as well as helping you to de-stress and regroup after the chaos of the holiday season. Today we’re providing you with our top three tips for helping to get rid of unwanted clutter and start 2020 on the right foot.
If you aren’t working with a ton of free time around the holidays, you can start small by picking one section of the home you’d like to declutter. Whether this is your closet, desk drawers, or kitchen counters, it feels good to check one section of the home off your list, and it can help you to get motivated to tackle the rest. You may want to choose a high-traffic area of your home, or a space that’s been getting on your nerves for the last few months. Commit to an afternoon of decluttering and you’ll feel better in no time.
One of the biggest obstacles to decluttering tends to be the emotional attachment we feel to our belongings. While this is understandable, we’re here to let you off the hook. It’s OK to get rid of stuff you don’t need— in the process, you may even be helping out someone who needs it much more than you do. Whether you’ve had an item for two decades or are deliberating over a gift you received two days ago, if you don’t need it or love it, donate it. You’re not being wasteful, in fact, by donating you’re helping to put your item to good use.
In the eco-conscious world of 2019, you may want to avoid having your belongings end up in a landfill. Before you begin your decluttering process, look into recycling or donating options in your area. Often, local non-profit organizations will come to your home to pick up your donated items, streamlining your process and checking an errand off of your to-do list. If you’re looking to get some value for your used clothing, you can check out services like Poshmark which let you list and sell your previously owned items.
Find out about Olympus properties near you in the new year when you contact us today.