If we're all completely honest with ourselves, one thing that we all have in common is that we simply have too much stuff. Even if you're not a bonafide hoarder, there's a pretty good chance that you simply have way more junk than you need filling up your home. Now, this isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there's a certain charm to a house that's full of pieces of your personal history and memories. However, there's a fine line between charmingly decorated, and oppressively cluttered. Sadly, more often than not, many of us tend to fall into the second category. Luckily, there are things that you can do. You don't have to spend your life buried under junk. Here are a few ways that you can declutter your home.
One of the major reasons that many people end up collecting so much junk is that they simply can't bear to let anything go. Even the slightest bit of emotional attachment can cause you to refuse to throw something away. If that's the case, then there are plenty of storage solutions available to you that can keep a lot of the clutter out of sight without you having to say goodbye to it forever. One of the benefits of this is that you can alternate the kinds of decorations that you want in your home. Swapping different ornaments out for one another, and changing up the pictures on your wall from time to time. This gives your home a much more dynamic sense of life and can leave it feeling fresh and new no matter how long you're there.
One of the biggest issues is when you have something that you don't want to get rid of, and yet you struggle to find a real reason to hold onto it as well. Things like this almost always end up filling up drawers and cupboards and being a total waste of space. So why not try to find a use for it? There are thousands of DIY projects online that you can find that show you how to use simple household items and turn them into something useful, whether that's a lamp made from an old wine bottle or home made picture frames.
Of course, we all know what the very best, and most effective way to declutter your home is: start throwing things away. As hard as it can be, it's important to be really brutal about how much you actually want to keep something. After all, not everything in your home is going to exactly as important as everything else. Go through the junk in your home and ask yourself "would I really care if this was gone?" If the answer is no, and you can find no real use for it, then just throw it away. Of course, you don't actually have to throw things in the trash. You could donate them to charities or even sell them on eBay, meaning that you not only declutter your home but make a bit of extra cash doing it.