Everything With Its Place
Do you lose things often? It never happens to me anymore. This is because everything in my house has its own place. I know where all the medicine is because I keep it in a medical box in the living room. I know where all the remotes are because I always put them at the same spot. I never lose anything and I can even tell when my things have been touched by other people. I’m OCD like that. Joke aside, once you’ve had everything sorted and on its own place it’ll be a lot easier to track things and getting rid of excess stuff.
Keep Things Balanced
Every clutter-free-wanna-be housewife already knows this because it’s nothing new. But you are probably guilty of not doing it, just like everyone else. If this is true, it’s no wonder things keep piling up and your home is messy. Try to control the amount of stuff you have by giving (or throwing) away a thing before buying something. Having troubles with step 1? Ideally, you can swap 2 for 1 and get rid of two items before getting a new one.
Say NO to Materialism
My father loves stuff, he collects stuff. He has two TV’s, two PCs with three monitors and three telephones. He doesn’t know how to use any of his phones and he definitely doesn’t use all the other things, but at least he has them. So he pays the following price on a daily basis:
– all of his possessions clutter the house to such a point that you can hardly move around
-because of this, he can’t invite guests often as there isn’t much space for them to gather
– everything accumulates dust and cobwebs quite quickly and he needs to clean it all
– all of his things cost money to get/maintain and he pays for every item, sometimes even on a monthly basis
How is this a good thing? Believe me, you don’t need the latest technology nor multiple items of the same kind. You need one thing that does the job. And sometimes you can even go by without that thing. The little, the better, if you ask me. Fewer possessions lead to less cleaning (Hooray!), leads to less pointless effort, leads to less stress, leads to a better life.