Professional Organising Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering


We all try to be a tad bit tidier and better at organising. But sometimes, errands get in the way and we rarely have time to fix our stuff. Organising space is not just a time privilege, it is also a responsibility in order to improve your relationships, career, and overall wellness. After all, how can you achieve a better version of yourself if you can’t even organise your space? Kitchen sink with mouldy pans, entryway filled with mail, and a pantry full of expired condiments? It’s quite unlikely that you get enough sleep with this kind of environment.

Everyone needs an inspiration. Who knows? Maybe a clear inbox can push you to become more productive. To help you start on the right foot, here are a few tips on what to avoid when attempting to clear your space:

Always remember that buying is a second priority

We are all guilty of buying so many supplies before sorting our home. Because of this, we tend to buy unnecessary supplies. It piles up and expires just as soon as we buy again.

All those cute organisers are great, but do you really need eight of them? Does it perform its function? Well, you can avoid this dilemma if you sort through all your stuff before shopping for some more. List down the items you are absolutely sure that you need.

You don’t have to organise everything on a single day

Do not spend the whole day decluttering and organising your home unless you have super human strength. You need all the strength and focus to deal with your space, and working straight through the whole day is painful mentally and physically. It is much better to spend a maximum of 4 hours per day so you wouldn’t get burned out.

Your place is unique, and you can make it everything you want it to be

You don’t have to copy anyone’s room just so you can feel good that you are doing it right. Every space is unique and you can fix yours just how you want it to be. The only goal you need to focus on is not to create a duplicate of a celebrity home but to set up a space that works well for you. 

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