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Are You Turning Into A Hoarder?

February 13th 2014
By: Melanie

Most of us are guilty of some kind of hoarding, whether it’s storing clutter in a room, loft or garage or just not clearing out our wardrobe. The process of hoarding can start quite easily; moving into a new home, and storing a couple of boxes, or moving into somewhere smaller, add a child into that equation and there will probably be a multitude of baby bits left over for just in case there is a later addition. Then add a few more gifts you don’t want, some DIY left over’s, clothes that you might possibly wear but never do, and you are well on your way to becoming a hoarder. Clearing out and selling old items can be very cleansing, but it’s important to do it on a regular basis, or the thought of having a clear out can seem overwhelming.
 
Here are our top tips to de-cluttering your home:
 
• Start by sorting out the easiest bits first
 
• Try and tackle a bit of clearing out everyday
 
• Set yourself a realistic goal
 
• Don’t feel guilty about getting rid of unwanted presents
 
• If you don’t need it, get rid of it
 
• Clothing – if you haven’t worn an item in the last year, then take it to a charity shop
 
If you would like to find out more about why we hang onto things then you might want to read Crux Publishing, by James Wallman, where he explains why we hang onto things we will probably never need.