Many of us want an organized and clean house. In general, we should be able to keep our home clutter free. It is true that it can quite a challenge to do. However, we should do this if we think that clutter in our house is already out of control. In this case, we should know how to properly de-clutter our house. If we haven’t de-cluttered our house for years, this task could require a lot of energy and time. In fact, by the time we have done de-cluttering, we could already become tired of it. In this case, we should make sure that are not overwhelmed by the task. There are some de-cluttering methods that we can use. As an example, paper clutter is often the most serious. We could have old magazines, newspaper, bill statements, letters and other mails. Children could bring home their school projects and husband brings his paperwork from office. It could take time to collect all these paper-based junk.
Sorting these papers can take time and any garbage should be thrown to the bin immediately. For old documents that may contain critical personal information, we should burn them in the backyard. Persistent information thieves could re-arrange shredded paper that they collect from the garbage bin. These documents may include old bank statements, credit card bills, social security details, insurance reports and others. After we have sorted and removed paper clutter from our house, we should be committed to go through our new mail and document, starting from today. Two baskets should be placed close by the computer or door; one for normal garbage and another for unused documents with important personal data. We shouldn’t leave paper garbage on a pile and promising to ourselves that we would deal with it later. Chances are, we would forget about it. We should assign a spot in the house, where paper brought from outside the house can be collected. This will be a good way to prevent paper clutter.
We should be aware that our desk and room can be quickly cluttered. This is especially true if we don’t have a proper filing system. Magazines and newspapers should have special place in our house. Eventually, we will be able to de-clutter our house from other objects, such as old clothes, broken tools, damaged appliances and unused furniture. Many people are still tempted to use their old things, but actually it is better to throw them. In general, it can be quite difficult to completely clean our house, if we don’t have proper de-cluttering method. Special home improvement projects can be started to support our de-cluttering campaign. If we have basic woodworking skill and tools, we can make wooden chests that are designated for specific junks, such as clothes, papers and others. This will allow us to periodically throw garbage from our house and we will have the habit to remove junks from our house.