Decluttering is essential for a balanced life and an easy mind. However, sometimes it becomes too difficult to declutter not just your house but your life. As I frantically searched for something today, I remembered it was time to declutter our home. We’ve inherited my parents home, as is. And while I have tried to organize things to some extent, there’s plenty more to sort, to give away and to discard. I’ve found that there are 5 amazing decluttering methods from around various cultures to make your life and spaces free of clutter.
5 Amazing Decluttering Methods You Should Know About
1. KonMari Method
KonMari is an organizing technique introduced by the Japanese expert Marie Kondo in her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. You divide your assets in different categories in this excellent decluttering method. However, the magic trick is to keep only those items that spark joy when you hold them. This way you are not only letting go of useless things but also of the negative emotions clouding your life.
2. Feng Shui
Feng Shui translates to wind and water which are related to good health in the ancient Chinese culture. This is a 3000 year old ancient Chinese science and art technique used to balance energy forces in any space in a manner that it ensures good fortune for its residents. It is based on the concept that every item on the land has chi or energy that affects its immediate surroundings.
3. Box Party Decluttering
This is a useful decluttering trick where you pack your stuff inside a box but only take out items you are in need of. After a certain time has elapsed, you must get rid of the items that are still in the box, as you do not really need them. This is the perfect way to clean the drawer in which you toss items when cleaning up the rest of the house.
4. The Minimalist Method
You start the process as a new month begins removing one item on the first day, two items on the second, three on the third, and so on. By the end of the month, you will have around 496 items less in your house. While on one hand, it helps you remove useless objects freeing space, it teaches you to let go emotions and negative energy as well.
5. The Closet Hanger Method
This method has been recently reintroduced by Oprah Winfrey, who believes it to be a rather effective way to declutter. However, this one is exclusively for the clothing items. You simple begin by hanging all your clothing items with hangers facing the same direction. However, as you use an item of clothing you hang it back with the hanger facing the opposite direction. This will keep track of the items you actually use. After a certain time period, you will know which clothes are never worn by you. This way you will know what to give away.
Decluttering Is Good For Your Soul
Learn to let go off the things that are no more a necessity for you and you will see how light you feel!
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