New year new you, right? Isn’t this how the saying goes? Research finds that a whopping sixty-percent of us make resolutions in the new year while only eight-percent actually make solid changes. Most of us are familiar with the tried and true top resolutions. These include ideas such as losing weight, eating healthier, saving money, quitting smoking, spending more time with loved ones and friends, reading more books, traveling, etc. A few of these probably made your list as well. We are all for making positive changes in the year ahead, especially if they serve you well. A Mother’s Touch Movers knows that we all look for a fresh start from time to time and the start of a brand-new year can be a great time to do this. One thing we have observed is that there are more and more of you who want to get rid of all the stuff in your home that does not hold meaning or help you live your best life. Good news – we can help you load up all that junk and provide you with the supplies to get your resolution to declutter started! As a moving company serving the Merritt Island, Palm Bay, and Viera areas, we have plenty of experience. Here are some great tips to help you declutter and get some clarity.
- Press Pause
Yep, you read this correctly. In order to declutter, you have to take a few moments and just breathe. Consider what you want your home to look like and how you want to feel in your space. Now, take a moment to think about the outcome. This will give you some time to re-center and get yourself into task mode.
- Go Room by Room
It is easy to want to go all out and get rid of everything from every room all at once. Hey, isn’t this a little like what packing up your home for an actual move feels like? However, if you take it room by room you can really dig in deep and get the job done right before you move on to the next area of your home. Step-by-step may feel like drudgery but it will ensure that you do the job right the first time and that just makes sense.
- Create Piles
Before you begin cleaning out process, set aside space for how you want to rid yourself of things. For example, have a:
Keep Pile – This one is pretty obvious. These are items you definitely want to keep around.
Throw Away Pile – If it is broken, missing parts and pieces, or does not work, it is time to say good-bye for good. Items like cracked pots and scarred pans won’t be useful to anyone else so you can feel justified getting rid of them.
Repurpose Pile – This is a pretty exciting category. You probably have things like end tables and mirrors that don’t work in their current space but can be used again somewhere else. You can even get creative and add your own personal creative style on them. Repurposing has made a huge comeback as of late so you’d also be on trend.
Sell Pile – Chances are you’ve got some hidden gems in this pile, and why not make some money off your incredible things? Sites like ThredUp and Poshmark allow you to make money off your stylish clothing without dealing with consignment stores or garage sales. Facebook Marketplace allows you to sell your household goods on the site and create your own procedures and protocols. You can turn your unwanted and unused belongings into cash and get your house in a calm state of mind at the same time.