2020 was a weird one, right? We can all agree that last year took an unexpected turn that didn’t exactly end at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Although 2021 promises better things than 2020, it is still going to be a sometimes challenging, often frustrating year to say the least. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you can probably identify with feeling lost and confused right now.
One thing that 2020 gave us was more time at home than ever before. People around the world self-confined for months on end, turning their homes into gyms, workspaces, schools and spas rolled into one! If you found this frustrating, it might be because your home space hasn’t been updated or cleared out in some time.
Here are three reasons why you need to declutter your home in 2021.
- Decluttering Gives You Space For New Things
Decluttering has many advantages, and one of the main ones is that you can make room for the new in your life. That doesn’t mean you should just replace your old clutter with new clutter you don’t need, but getting rid of unwanted things can free up breathing space in your home. This can be filled with new items, or not – but either way, decluttering creates much-needed space.
If you are guilty of hoarding clutter, you will be surprised at just how much you can get rid of. Ask yourself if you truly still need this item, or have an actual emotional attachment to it. If not, move it on. You can do this by hiring a skip and filling it – just search construction equipment for hire.
- Your Anxiety Will Be Reduced
Psychologists believe that decluttering your space can also help to declutter your mind from worries and stress. Having a messy, disorganised and overcrowded home space is bound to increase your anxiety and stress – it leaves no room for you to move, create and feel calm.
Your mind could be being suffocated by all your clutter, without you even realising it! If you have been feeling especially anxious or stressed, decluttering your home could help you settle down and feel more in control and at peace.
- You Can Help Others
Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be an unsustainable practice. Although some items might not be repurposable, items will be, such as…
- Clothes that are in good condition, but aren’t worn by you any more.
- Furniture that is not chipped or broken.
- Ornaments or souvenirs.
- Cooking equipment.
- Books that you don’t want any more.
- Jigsaws, board games or similar.
All these items, and many more, are able to be given away or sold to others if they are in good condition. This means you can help others while also creating space in your own life – plus, this practice is great for the environment!
If you are feeling frustrated or down this time of year, why not declutter your space in order to refresh your mind and enter 2021 with the right mentality!