It’s no secret that many people have countless items that they don’t use lying around their home or broken unused furniture ready to be thrown out.
As things get cheaper to buy, we get more possession obsessed, which results in clutter. Through a study by LexisNexis Study “it’s estimated that only 20% of the things we own are actually used.” This is just one of the many reasons why decluttering your home is so important.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should declutter your home this summer:
- Creates more living space
Everyone wants a spacious home and the easiest way to do this is to remove unwanted items. No more tripping over endless items or hopping over things that you don’t use. Clearing out large furniture items you now longer need leaves you with more space around the home, well clearing out smaller items makes your home look less cluttered and ensures that you can find your keys easier around the house.
- Saves you money
The more objects you have, the more repairs you have to complete when each item breaks. Overtime, repairing all your items can become costly and overwhelming. That’s why giving away your good items to charity stores or making some money by selling your good items can be a great way to decrease the clutter, resulting in less repairs. On top of this, throwing away broken items that no longer get used will save you time and money.
- You will be able to find things easier
Finding that document or spare key is such a hassle when there are countless items on the desk, bookcase and table. However, decluttering all those nik-naks and unused items can save you time, as less stuff means less places to lose items.
- Less dust and cleaning
The more items and furniture you have in the home, the more surfaces and little cracks the dust can sit on. Resulting in more cleaning and less time doing the things you love. In the Soap and Detergent Association study found that “In the average home, getting rid of clutter would eliminate approximately 40% of housework.”
- Make you feel great
Decluttering is the most satisfying thing you can do, as you feel amazing knowing you have achieved your goal of creating space and have blessed others by giving back to the community by donating your items in good condition. Likewise, less clutter means less cleaning, which means less stress. Also, when donating your used items, you don’t have to feel bad because you haven’t been wasteful throwing away good items.