Things to Do in Quarantine: Decluttering Your House to Have More Space

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You have been stuck inside your house for weeks, and you likely will not be able to come out for a little while. It is natural that you feel constricted and confined. Suddenly, the house that was spacious enough for you a few weeks back now feels too small.

This is the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning and get rid of stuff that has been taking up space, but you no longer use. When you are done, phone a rubbish clearance service. There is one that operates in Ealing that has a recycling program to make sure that you are not adding more waste to the landfills.

The Marie Kondo Way

Last year, Netflix released the series titled Tidying Up with Marie Kondo which stars Japanese organization guru Marie Kondo. In the series, she visited the homes of many Americans and urged them to give away anything that no longer “spark joy.”

The method was popular. Many people found happiness by tossing away stuff that they own but neither want nor need.

Try it out for yourself. Go from room-to-room and then bring out every item that you have. Hold each one in your hand and give yourself time to reflect on whether it still sparks joy. If it does not, it is time to let it go.

Be brutal about it. Declutter everything that does not evoke a positive feeling, even if it is something that you have yet to use or spent so much money. You do not have to throw these items away. You can give them to family or friends who will use it rather than let it sit in storage, collecting dust.

By the end of the project, you should have significantly fewer possessions.

Go Minimalist

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Minimalism is a lifestyle that rejects consumerism. A minimalist does not buy things to collect. They only fill their houses with the bare necessities.

It is a radical change, but if it is something that you have been considering for quite some time, this is the perfect opportunity to do it.

Instead of just picking out anything that no longer sparks joy, you have to get rid of stuff that you do not use in your everyday life. For clothes, for example, you can only keep a capsule wardrobe that has 33 items (including shoes, accessories) that you have to use repeatedly for three months. For any other item, discard duplicates that you do not need anyway.

Minimalists swear that minimalism has made their lives easier and they feel less stressed. More importantly, not buying anything out of pure desire or impulse has saved them so much money which is something that you probably will appreciate now that you do not know when you can go back to work.

Place Everything in Proper Storage

Sometimes, you do not really need to get rid of stuff in your house. You just have to put everything back to its proper place.

Houses become messy and unruly because, when people are busy, placing things where they belong is not the priority.

Go online and order storage bins that would go in your drawers and shelves. Sort through your stuff and put everything back where you got them. This alone will make your space feel more spacious.

These tips hopefully can help you feel more at ease at home. Doing a chore will make feel productive, give you a sense of accomplishment, and maybe distract you from everything that is going on outside your doors.

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