How messy do you find your place whenever you come home? Is it in a similar state as the photo above? If yes, then keep reading because your life can change forever with ways to reduce clutter at home.
First of all, you’re not alone. It’s a commonplace problem in almost every household. As you know, your home doesn’t take care of itself. As days go by, clothes, travel souvenirs, kitchen stuff, and other things you have pile up unnoticeably. Or worse, you run out of space to fit all of them into your spaces. Then one day, you find yourself uncomfortable, gasping for air because your living spaces have gone smaller and less bearable to live in. Little did you know, the problem started with the purchases you made since many years ago, and now they’re scattered all over your house.
There are five ways to help you declutter your home and keep it clean and organized in the long run. Small and easy ways that should be done every single day.
Avoid single-use plastic
Single-use plastics are not only bad for the environment. They’re also bad for you. Yes, you care for the planet so you don’t throw them away. You store them in a box you labeled “Recyclables”. But then you forget about them and have no idea what to do with them. After a while, they emit a rancid smell, and cockroaches are everywhere. So do yourself and the planet a favor: stop buying and collecting single-use plastic.
Choose reusable items
Instead of single-use plastics, choose reusable items for a change. Reusable coffee cups, utensils, straws, food containers, and eco-bags are now the best options that will help you not only reduce waste, but also minimize your clutter at home. You’ll love how stylish they look, great choices to go minimalist and trendy.
While you can’t recycle everything, recycle what you can. Like glass bottles and jars, steel cans, newspapers and magazines, and whatever you have that you don’t want to end up in the oceans. Turn an empty bottle of fabric conditioner into a vase for your indoor plants, a mayonnaise jar into a container for condiments, magazine pages into a creative centerpiece for your living room. The list can go on and on. Your imagination is the limit.
Donate old stuff
For all your things that occupy space for a very long time, most importantly the ones that are of no use to you anymore, let them go. Donate your pre-loved possessions to charities, donation drives, and foundations focused on aiding the poor and minorities. This way, you are being helpful and generous to the needy while giving yourself more livable spaces at
Make conscious choices
Keeping your home clean and organized takes a lot of wise choices to make. Choosing reusable over single-use plastic. Choosing brands that are eco-friendly over those that are not. All your choices will go a long way. So make wise choices that’s good not only for you and your home, but also for the planet – the bigger home you share with everyone, and for the future generations.
Learn how you can start making wise choices for yourself and the planet by clicking here.