How to Get Rid of Your Junk

There are lots of different possible tactics to use to declutter our homes. This video by Brittany Taylor makes some suggestions:

  1. Pack everything you own into boxes. Take things out as you use them. After a pre-determined period of time, you can safely get rid of what’s still in the boxes, because you haven’t used that stuff for 3 / 6 / 12 months.
  2. Pick an area of the home to work on – a room, or a piece of furniture. Set a schedule and commit to working on it.
  3. Just dive in and take it all on!

As with a lot of decluttering advice, these techniques aren’t perfectly suited for full-on hoarders. However, as is so often the case, there are tips and tricks we can use and adapt to suit our circumstances. I think the first idea, above, is a particularly useful one to reassure us that we really don’t necessarily need all 80 of our teacups.