My Decluttering Tips

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Today’s post is a few little tips about de-cluttering and organising your personal space. I am by no means an expert but after moving from the ‘box room’ of my house into a larger bedroom, I literally was amazed at how much stuff I had kept over the years – a lot of it unnecessarily.  I feel so much better and actually a little bit proud of myself now that I have cleared so much space and also given a heck of a lot to charity too!



I had to be quite firm with myself. When it comes to sorting through your wardrobe, ask yourself ‘Will I ever wear this again?’ – If the answer is no, then you know what to do! If you’re unsure of whether to keep or not, don’t decided straight away. Create a section of ‘Unsure’, ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ – deciding which items to go where. You don't have to sort everything out immediately, take your time and don't get stressed. It's easy to get stressed out when all you can see is piles of mess and junk all over the room, but just think of the positive - you've made a start and you'll soon be finished.

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Once I got started, I actually found it hard to stop. Now there's something I never thought I'd hear myself say in a million years! If you have a lot of decluttering to do in your household, start with one room and then use that as your inspiration. Once you see how rewarding the final result can be, you may well find yourself wanting to carry on until you've got it all sorted, so you can have a well deserved rest at the end!

Anything you no longer need or want, do something good for the community and give to a local charity. They will be so grateful for your help, even if it's only a few items, they will still earn money from it. I like to hope that someone else will find something I no longer need and it will be just what they have been looking for! Or of course, you could sell at a car boot sale one weekend, or sell unwanted clothes on ebay.



I’m a bit of a secret hoarder. I had literally come across so many cards and keepsakes that I have kept over the years, there was nowhere to keep them. Only keep the cards and photos that mean the most to you. There's not an awful lot of point keeping a birthday card you had from your next door neighbour three years ago; but it's lovely to look back at cards and notes from your close family and friends. I have a cute heart memo holder I bought from Argos a while back. It's perfect as its a lovely cream heart which you can hang on your wall. I keep my favourite cards and photos on here, and have recently decorated it with some pretty fairy lights I found in Primark. If you're interested in the memo holder, this is the one I have, it's only £7.19 from Argos and you can see it here. If you've got lots of random nail polishes and lipsticks strewn around the room, why don't you get yourself some new makeup storage? I have found some fab ideas available here to keep your makeup storage looking tip top.

If you've got lots of photos that you love to keep and look back on; there are a few simple things you can do to keep them safe and also keep them tidy too. The most obvious photo storage idea is a photo album (Who'd have thought it?!). You could have separate albums for childhood, special occasions, holidays etc and I'm sure you'd enjoy sorting through all the photos too. Some of my favourite photos of myself and my boyfriend, I like to have on display in my bedroom, but I personally don't like having too many photo frames around the room. I just have the one photo frame next to my bed. The other photos I sort into a collage, blue tack them onto a space on the wall and decorate with little keepsakes, which you may like too!

Remember that it's not going to be magically sorted by itself. We all have to start somewhere, so take your time. Set yourself specific times when you have the free time and just do a little bit each time. You'll soon start seeing a result and you'll be more motivated to continue!
 
I hope you found my tips helpful! x
 
 


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  1. So glad I stumbled upon your blog! It's so lovely! And this is such a great post! I think I'll show it to my gran, who is a bit of a "pack rat" and borderline hoarder. haha! :)

    xx
    Mere

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    1. Me too, it's so hard to get out of it once you start! x

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  3. I love this post, it's really inpsired me to sort out some of my junk! I'm a bit of a hoarder too, I feel guilty throwing things away but if you're giving to charity you can't feel too guilty!

    L x | Fashion For 21

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    1. So glad you liked it! I used to feel guilty too, especially if it had been bought for me! I don't feel like it anymore luckily xx

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  4. Such a helpful post! I'll be using this before going to uni haha

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    xx

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  5. Loved this, perfect for me moving to uni so I know what not to do when I get there haha! I have a habit of chucking things in random places xx

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