Why is today an amazing most awesome day on TwinCitiesView? Well because Tracey Clayton is back to share an important article on making our home more pleasant and happy. Enjoy readers!
Breathe Freely: Start Decluttering Your Living Space
Your personal environment can deeply affect your mood and energy levels. What’s more, if you don’t feel happy and satisfied with the way your home looks, you’ll probably accumulate additional stress that’s everything but healthy. In general, the way you perceive your space can help you relax and de-stress or it can make things worse. When it comes to personal environment and its effect on human mind, the biggest point of concern involves clutter. If your space is messy and cluttered, you will gradually lose the will to take care of it. This will simply lead to the vicious circle of hoarding more stuff, neglecting to dust and clean and feeling trapped in your own home. In order to set things right and create a comfy and clean living atmosphere, read on.
Analyze your home
If you try to force yourself into the decluttering process with no rhyme or reason, you will only find this process to be tedious and overly difficult. Take things slowly and assess the main points of your home that scream for a change. Make sure that you feel relatively relaxed and calm before you do this. That way, as you enter your rooms, you’ll be able to instantly notice what aspects of the rooms bother you the most, and why. Write it all down and create a checklist. This is the best way to start cleaning up and customizing your personal environment so that it feels good.
Start with your bedroom
You don’t have to finish your home decluttering process in a day. Start with one room at the time. In that respect, it would be smart to begin with bedroom decluttering. That way you’ll be able to sense the effect of decluttering and reorganization immediately. This will provide you with enough motivation to keep going. The most questionable aspect of your bedroom is undoubtedly the wardrobe. Go through your clothes and try to get rid of things that you don’t need, like and/or wear. After that, organize your wardrobe the way you find best. The next steps will be far easier. You don’t need a lot of stuff in a bedroom. Keep your shelves and nightstands mess-free. Leave only those things that are essential for your comfort. Moreover, it is said that photos of family and friends should never be kept in a bedroom. If you have those, move them to your living room.
What about the living room?
Speaking of the living room, the biggest issue you can face here is having too many items and accessories that make you feel trapped. If your furniture layout disturbs your freedom of movement, it’s time to change it. Turn this into a fun and creative process. A layout transformation can affect you immensely. If you have too many accessories that simply don’t feel right displayed together, choose a theme. What style do you want in your living room? Once you know what direction you want to take, it will be easy to organize your accessories adequately as well as bid farewell to those that simply didn’t make the cut.
Kitchen and bathroom
The majority of people will declutter their bedroom and living room but neglect the look of their kitchen and bathroom. When it comes to the kitchen, get rid of all the cardboard packaging that you’ve been hoarding. Moreover, if you don’t use half of your tools and pots for meal prep, you probably don’t need to hold onto those. When the bathroom is concerned, the most important thing here is to actually throw away all the half empty and empty lotions, gels and creams. Also, if some beauty products are past their expiration date, you have to get rid of them, too. We are all guilty of storing these products, but clearing your bathroom from them will allow you to enjoy your bath time a lot more.
Add personality where necessary
It’s not only important to declutter your home. You have to feel satisfied with the results. Therefore, you shouldn’t go to the extreme and devoid your home of personality. If there are areas that need an extra touch, feel free to jazz them up. For example, the best way to warm up hallways and other low-traffic and smaller spaces in your home is to use interesting round rugs. That way you’ll add texture and personality without making more clutter. Hanging wall plants and tapestries can also create a nice effect.
Once you feel the decluttering process and reorganization of your personal space is complete, it’s essential that you keep it that way. Create a list and a schedule of all your home chores so that you can make sure that your environment is always pleasant, cozy and healthy for you and other members of your household.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids, and offers helpful advice in hers parenting articles. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”
Thank you Tracey for your lovely informative post to better our living space! Hope to see you soon on TCV.
Take care readers!