The satisfying feeling and the peace you get after getting rid of clutters in your house cannot be quantified. It is what every Homemaker should look forward to doing if not every time but at every opportunity that comes your way.
This is a season of celebration that calls for a clean and peaceful environment. It is the season we play host to our loved ones. So it is obviously not good to welcome visitors in a clumsy environment. Set the tune for the season as you begin to de-clutter your home.
Instead of focusing on deep cleaning your home, start by de-cluttering problem areas and get rid of things that take up valuable space. A de-cluttered room often gives the illusion of being clean even if it is not.
There are lots of spaces in the house that may have been an eyesore in the course of the year but because of the schedule of work, especially for Homemakers who wake up very early to go to work and, on weekends, have many social engagements and religious activities to attend, they hardly have time for themselves. They pile things to be done and eventually clutter the house against their wish.
You may want to start planning to do one thing or the other in the house to achieve the serene atmosphere you want in the remaining weekends of the year.
Do not forget that your husband, children and friends may understand your work schedule as the reason behind the cluttered house but when there is no plan to de-clutter, year in year out, it may show that it is actually the kind of person you are.
Start with the wardrobe
Making a decision over what to keep has to be the hardest part of de-cluttering the wardrobe and is often where people get stuck and give up, but you can’t continue to litter your wardrobe with unused materials. Believe it or not, anything you have kept for a whole year without use is no more your own. You don’t need it. Give it out to somebody who needs it and will appreciate it especially in this season of giving.
Things to de-clutter
*Empty perfume bottles
*Clothes that you have outgrown
*Faulty undies that you loved and kept.
* Handbags and shoes you no longer use
*Empty make-up cases you no longer use.
As you sort them out, have it in mind to give to the less privileged around you. If you have never done that, make enquiries about the ones close to you.
If you do that, you will not only enjoy the cool air that clean space brings, but also the blessings of God for showing love to others who don’t have things to wear.
Enjoy your week as you think of the first step to take.