We all know that a cluttered home can lead to stress. A recent Huffington Post survey found that 84 percent of stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn't clean or organized enough. Instead of worrying about finding things, having items we don’t even use and living in a culture of clutter, you can break free from the cycle and downsize.
Don’t let excess stuff crowd your home and clutter your spaces. By controlling your clutter, you can go a long way to making your home more comfortable and calming, which reduces your stress levels and allows you to find everything you need when you want it. Whether you’re a new empty nester, retired or just want to downsize, here are some tips to help you simplify your life and organize your home.
Get motivated. The first step to staying organized when downsizing is to be motivated! Is your messy home starting to make you angry? Use that energy to get motivated to get organized. Think about what your room will look like after your organize and you’ll be even more driven to make it that way.
Be honest. Do you really need that old T-shirt from college? Probably not. Being honest with yourself of what you need and don’t need in your closet will help you de-clutter. Tossing out your older more sentimental items can be emotional, but getting rid of it can also be liberating. Spend some time one weekend assessing what can stay and what should be donated.
Work room-by-room. We know that tackling your entire home sounds very daunting and challenging, that’s why we suggest going room by room, organizing one space at a time.
Change old habits. Habits can be hard to break, but changing them to be more organized and simplified will be beneficial to you. Once you have a clean and well organized home, you’ll be more likely to keep it that way.
Live the stress-free life and stay organized. By getting rid of some of your things and downsizing, your home will be looking clean and clutter-free in no time. For all of your storage and organization needs, be sure to check out ClosetMaid.com, and all of our channels for inspiration and ideas: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Houzz and Flickr.