7 Steps to Preventing Clutter
By David, Jul 16 2019 01:59PM
Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we deal with every sort of house clearance you could imagine. One of our house clearance specialities is working with hoarders to help them make a drastic change in their lives.
Hoarding is an actual disorder where someone keeps masses of belongings and stores them ‘chaotically’. It can cause both mental and physical health problems and take a long, long time to pluck up the courage to deal with.
We’re a trusted organisation who have a fantastic reputation of helping hoarders with every aspect of turning their life around.
Here are some tips you can use to keep your home tidy and prevent the build-up of more clutter.
1. Put things away
When you’re done with something, don’t just pop it on the side or leave it on the stairs. Put it back where it belongs. If you’ve let things build up and get on top of you, take things one item at a time until each item is back where it belongs.
2. Have a place for everything
This goes hand in hand with the first point. If everything has a place, it can be easily found and put away again.
3. Only buy things you have space for
This is like living within your means. If you start buying large or lots of items which you’re not sure where you’ll place, you’ll struggle to keep things clutter-free. Then things will start to pile up.
4. Have a regular clear out
We guarantee that every time you go through your belongings, you’ll find things you haven’t used in months, maybe even years. Think about getting rid of the things that you don’t need/use anymore by donating/recycling them. This will then make more space for anything new that you buy.
5. Have a ‘miscellaneous’ drawer
You're guaranteed to have some items that don’t have a logical place to go. It’s a great idea to have a drawer where all of these types of things can live. You can keep things like pens, batteries, Sellotape etc. in this space.
6. Keep things close
If you use something predominantly in the kitchen, don’t store it in the dining room. Having things close to where you use them will encourage you to put them away that little bit more.
7. Go digital
Stopping paper entering your home can put an end to so much clutter. Most companies now allow you to go paperless, which means that you won’t have to have your gas and electric bills floating around without a home anymore. Plus, you’re helping the environment!
We understand that, especially if you struggle with hoarding, taking these tips on board can be difficult. But you can try one thing at a time. Try doing one thing a week for 7 weeks until you’ve developed some great new habits.
If you’re dealing with hoarding, wanting to make a change and aren’t sure where to turn, we can help you every step of the way. You can be as involved as you want to be.
Give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086 for a chat and a free quote.