Does it feel like there’s too much clutter in your life? Perhaps you don’t have to look farther. It could just be an effect of the many things that you are hoarding inside your home.
Don’t underestimate the power of your senses. Usually, what you see can affect your moods. For instance, if you see something green, you tend to be more serene. This is because you can associate it with nature. Thus, when there’s clutter, you cannot help but feel a lot of stress and anxiety.
If you wish to have a clutter-free life, you may want to begin with your home. Here’s how you can best deal with it:
1. Throw away things you don’t need. One of the foremost reasons why you tend to accumulate items is you don’t want to let go of them. There’s always the feeling that if you throw away papers, you are also eliminating a part of yourself. Get rid of the sentiments. These things are part of the past. If you wish to remember them you can just tap on your memory bank.
When you learn to let go, you will discover that you have a lot of space for something new. Moreover, by doing this, you can sense you’re also prepared to remove certain things of the past out of your system.
If you’re finding it difficult to let go, you can say some subliminal messages or affirmations, such as the following:
I can let go of things I don’t need.
I am ready to say good-bye to these items.
I am looking forward to something new.
I am eager to welcome newer things.
The subliminal messages can hopefully change your present belief system. They can also modify your negative emotions to positive ones.
2. Have a place for everything. Organize your items. Make sure that every item you need has its own good place. There are hundreds of storage bins that you can choose, so you can still keep up with the interior design.
3. Return them at their proper places. Now you know that everything has its rightful place, it’s only right to return the items you’ve got to where they belong. Magazines should be in racks or on top of coffee tables. Pillows should not be on the floor but on the bed.
4. Do it now. Don’t wait until things have become so disorganized before you try to do something. That’s not a good way of using your time. There’s also a huge chance you will only feel so frustrated with the build-up of clutter.
5. Use the Internet. Rather than subscribing to newspapers and magazines through mail, do so online. Encourage family members and friends to send you invites and other notes through your e-mail. You can also check your bills through the World Wide Web and pay through cyberspace.
6. Simplify. Stick to the basics. You don’t need a lot of picture frames, cabinets, and tables. Know what you need for your home and go for it.