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The Quick Trick to Declutter Your Home in 15 Minutes

The Quick Trick to Declutter Your Home in 15 Minutes

 Clutter. It’s everywhere, and you don’t know what to do with it. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. You might feel overwhelmed at first, but with this quick trick you can declutter your home in just 15 minutes!

 There’s one of them in every home. It could be a bedroom, chair, couch, or closet. It’s an object or area with a mysterious magnetic pull that attracts household items, clothing, and leftover packaging material from birthdays past.

Before you know it, yesterday’s laundry, that box of toys, and that stack of books all combine into one monstrous mess. Your home is…..cluttered.

Organizing your home might seem daunting at first, but we promise that if you just use this quick trick, you can declutter your place quickly. You might even come to the realization that you’ve got so much extra stuff that you need an entire separate storage space for it all (did we mention that we’ve got those?).

Here’s the trick for decluttering your home in 15 minutes:

First, remember perfection is the enemy of good

 We all have those doubts before beginning a big task. This one is no different. Before you even begin the process, remind yourself that perfect is the enemy of good.

You will not be able to return your home to pristine buying condition in 15 minutes. You will not reverse bad organizational habits in one quarter of an hour.

What you can do is clean up your home and make it look way better than it did just a few minutes earlier.

Now go get yourself a trash bag

 Get a big trash bag, garbage or recycling bin, or a large box. This is where you’re going to put everything.

If you have a lot of clothing, then get two bags: one for trash and the other for clothes that you’ll donate.

The 15-minute Trick

Now it’s time for the 15-minute trick. Want to get rid of all that clutter? Keep reading!

  • Set a timer for 15 minutes
  • Go around your most-cluttered area and throw out everything you are certain you don’t need – garbage, loose ends, ripped clothing, etc. Toss it. Don’t think.
  • Now ask yourself these 3 questions: Grab one thing at a time and ask yourself these three questions: do I have a place for this? Have I used it in the past year? Does it make me happy? If the item doesn’t satisfy at least one of these 3 criteria, bid adieu.

Now that you’ve got your answers, it’s time to take action. If you have a place for it, pt it there. If you haven’t used it and it doesn’t make you smile, throw it away, recycle, or donate it.

Don’t let home clutter bury you under. You can easily declutter your home in 15 minutes with this trick.

If you notice that you’ve got a lot of extra valuable stuff (winter clothes, spare parts, kids books, or clunky furniture, for example), then you might want to think about a public storage facility. Migson is Ontario’s best choice for storage units at affordable rates. Pay us a visit if you think it’s time to make some more space at home!

Posted on May 9, 2017 | Uncategorized

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