How to start decluttering when overwhelmed?
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about the process of decluttering it can be useful to break down the task at hand into more manageable bite-sized time blocks. It can be useful to allocate a different day or different weekend to begin decluttering each room in the house. For example, the first weekend may involve decluttering the kitchen and the following weekend is decluttering the study.
It is also recommended to set a time limit whilst decluttering a space to avoid burnout or decision fatigue. A timer can be as little as 15 to 30 minutes, up to an hour depending on your preferred method.
When it comes to the first decluttering day, have all your supplies ready to go so you don’t have any interruptions. This includes rubbish bags, boxes, sorting labels, cloths, vacuums and other cleaning supplies. Then begin sorting out your allocated room and as you work through the area place items into keep, donate and discard piles.
If you are still feeling overwhelmed, it is always a good idea to ask for some support through friends, family and loved ones. This can make the decluttering process a lot more enjoyable.
How to be ruthless when decluttering clothes?
It is important to be decisive when decluttering clothes, especially if you are a sentimental person. We recommend setting a criteria for how you will evaluate which clothes to keep and which to remove. This could be a time limit, such as clothes not worn within the past year will be donated or thrown out.
Other tips include emptying out your entire closet to begin decluttering, removing duplicate pieces in your closet, try everything on, and get a second option if you’re struggling to make a decision.
If you are noticing your keep pile is expanding, you could always consider a storage option such as Loxon Storage’s easy self-storage units.
What are some questions to ask when decluttering?
When you’re going to begin decluttering it is important to have a set of questions you can use to prompt yourself when choosing to keep or discard of an item. Some decluttering questions include:
- Do I use it?
- Do I need it?
- Does it bring me joy?
- Is it in good condition?
- Is it a duplicate?
- Would I buy it again?
- Is it expired or outdated?
- Will I use it in the future?
- Does it take up a lot of space?
- Do I have a place to store it?
How to start decluttering my house effectively?
If you’re wondering how to declutter your house, start by setting clear goals and tackling one area or room at a time. Sort your belongings into categories for example, keep, donate and discard. If you’re struggling to part with sentimental items or seasonal belongings, consider using Loxon Storage to temporarily store them.
How can storage units help with the decluttering process?
Storage units provide a secure and convenient space to store items you want to keep but don’t need in your everyday life. This allows you to declutter your home without having to part with sentimental possessions or seasonal items. With storage facilities spread across QLD, you are guaranteed to find a Loxon Storage facility near you.
How long can I rent a storage unit for decluttering purposes?
The rental duration for decluttering purposes is flexible and depends on the customer’s needs. Whether you’re looking for short-term storage while you declutter and reorganise your home or a more extended solution, we can accommodate your timeline and budget.