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5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Order During Decluttering

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home or workspace?

Do you want to declutter but worry about the chaos that may come with it?

Fear not! With the right strategies in place, you can maintain order and peace of mind while decluttering. In this blog post, we will share five essential tips to help you stay organized and focused during the decluttering process.

1. Set Clear Goals and Prioritize

Before you start decluttering, take some time to set clear goals for yourself. Identify the areas that need the most attention and prioritize them based on your needs. Whether you want to focus on a specific room, category of items, or simply declutter a small space, having a clear plan will help you stay on track and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

2. Use the "Keep, Donate, Discard" System

One of the most effective ways to maintain order during decluttering is to use the "Keep, Donate, Discard" system.

As you go through your belongings, categorize each item into one of these three categories. This will help you make quick decisions and prevent items from piling up in a disorganized manner. Consider using labelled bins or bags to keep everything organized.

3. Declutter in Small Increments

Instead of trying to declutter your entire home in one go, break the process down into smaller, manageable tasks. Focus on one area at a time, such as a single closet, drawer, or shelf. By decluttering in small increments, you can maintain order and prevent the chaos that often comes with tackling too much at once.

4.  Create a Sorting System

To maintain order during decluttering, create a sorting system that works for you. This could involve using colour-coded labels, storage bins, or even a digital inventory to keep track of the items.

5. The Five Second Rule

The Five Second Rule is a trick to avoid long over thinking. So if you can't remember the last time you used something within five seconds, it's time to get rid of it. This rule is very useful if you have any doubts.

However, if you have no time, or you truly cannot decide if the item is unwanted anymore – we are here to help. We have years of experience in property clearance in both: private and commercial sectors; and we are happy to advise.

Also, if you already segregated your items and want us to do the rest for you – to take the unwanted but still in good condition items to the charity stores of your choice or to recycling centre – we can also arrange that for you.

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