Hari Raya is fast approaching, and after two long years, it is finally time to invite our families over to our residence again! Of course, beyond the need to create more space to accommodate the large number of visitors, we do want our humble abode to be neat and aesthetically pleasing to welcome our guests. However, are you greeted with mess and clutter upon surveying your home? If so, it is time for a massive decluttering session. Read on to discover tips and tricks to make decluttering a breeze!
1. Use the four-box method
Ever heard of the four-box method? It’s easy to declutter any room with this simple method. Get four large boxes and label them: trash, give away, keep, or re-locate. With every room, place each piece of clutter into one of the following boxes and refrain from skipping any item. By forcing yourself to give each item a label, you are consciously allocating a place and space for them. This will help immensely in knowing what to do with that random item that’s been sitting on your desk for months.
2. Try the KonMari method
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organising consultant who made waves in international media with her highly acclaimed KonMari method. It may not work for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to give this popular method a try. To do so, pick up each item one at a time. Ask yourself if it sparks joy or satisfaction; if it does, find a suitable place to store it. If it doesn’t, it’s time to let it go with gratitude.
3. Pick the right storage for each room
It is important to not just have the right storage containers, but to pick the right storage for each room. For instance, with kitchens, try and pick smart storage solutions that will expand cabinet storage or utilise any empty space. Here, under-cabinet storage racks would be your best friend! These racks are easy to use and require no permanent installation at all. Best of all? It utilises the free space beneath kitchen cabinets. For the living room, it is best to pick storage solutions that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Ottoman chairs with storage spaces within enables you to keep your clutter out of sight and acts as a comfy seat for your beloved guests.
4. Become a recycle disciple
Decluttering does not always mean throwing away items. In fact, decluttering provides you with the perfect opportunity to recycle items that you no longer need by donating or re-selling. You can gift clothes that are still of good quality to a local charity, such as Salvation Army or MINDS. These charities will then sell the items to raise funds for their various causes. Alternatively, if you have the time and energy to do so, listing items of good quality on online marketplaces such as Carousell will enable you to make a quick buck while decluttering. Afterall, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
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