Can clutter cause anxiety? How much clutter is too much? If I want to live a clutter-free life, do I have to throw everything out? Sometimes the idea of living a clutter-free life can raise more questions, confusion, and stress than just living with the mess. However, there are numerous benefits to reducing clutter, including making your home easier to manage and, yes, reducing your stress levels.
Living in a clutter-free home is possible with some planning, commitment, and the ideal furniture and storage solutions to suit your lifestyle. Though getting started may feel overwhelming, with our tips, you can change the way you live and be free of clutter for good.
Remove Existing Clutter
The first step to creating and maintaining a clutter-free space is to declutter your home. The fewer items you own, the easier it will be to keep clutter to a minimum. Start by sorting through one room at a time to ensure you give each area a thorough overhaul. Take note of what is causing clutter in the room, such as having too much stuff in a small area or appearing disorganized. Donate, sell, or give away things you no longer need or love; return borrowed items; throw away junk or rubbish; and move out-of-place stuff, like important mail and documents, from the kitchen counter to a more suitable place such as the desk in your office.
Clutter in your home may be due to a lack of storage or knowing where to put things. Every room should have at least one piece of storage furniture. Media centers in the living area are ideal for hiding gaming consoles and cords, a dresser and chest of drawers in your bedroom will look stylish while keeping clothes off the floor and bed, and a buffet cabinet in your dining area can house dishware and table linens. If you have a smaller home or room, consider multifunctional furniture such as a storage ottoman or bed with drawers underneath to save space.
Be sure to store items in the room where you use them. This tip will ensure you can easily put things away without having to walk halfway across your house.
Create New Habits Daily
Though you may know how to get your home in tiptop shape, keeping it that way can be difficult. One trick to avoiding future clutter and keeping your space clean and tidy is to implement new habits daily. These include simple tasks like throwing away or recycling pieces of mail after you’ve opened and read them, and doing a quick tidy of your home at the end of every day. Because it’s easier to put away a few things regularly as soon as you’ve finished using them than to spend your entire weekend resetting your home, dedicate 10 minutes a day to stashing clothes, returning items to where they belong, and generally tidying up to easily maintain a clutter-free lifestyle.
Buy With Purpose
To prevent clutter from accumulating in your home, we recommend being intentional when buying new items. You can reduce impulse buying by considering every purchase and asking yourself if you really need the desired item, if you will use it, and if you will still love it in a few months. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, then consider donating or selling something from your home that you don’t use anymore to keep your total number of belongings to a minimum.
Take the opportunity to regularly check in on what you don’t need in the house and get rid of those items. Stuff can accumulate without you even realizing it, such as saving documents until certain dates or adding new clothes to your wardrobe without removing old, worn garments. Make a point to purge your home a few times a year of items you no longer require or use. You will feel better for doing so, and the simple task can make it easier to maintain a clutter-free home.
Find Furniture With Storage Solutions at Home Zone Furniture
If you’re ready to remove clutter and stress from your home and lifestyle, Home Zone has the perfect furniture and storage solutions to make it happen. We provide an extensive range of quality, stylish furniture for every room in your home; you can readily add more storage to your dining area with a sideboard, your living room with a coffee table with drawers, and your bedroom with a dresser.
Our matching living, dining, and bedroom furniture sets mean you can create cohesive spaces in your home, making it feel calm and less cluttered. Browse our furniture and home accents online or visit our Home Zone store. You can also contact our knowledgeable team for advice on furniture styles and themes to suit your home, or for answers to any of your questions.