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3 Helpful Lessons I Learned from Decluttering

These tips can motivate you to start fixing your things and your room!

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

Honestly, I am the type of person who dreads organizing. My family and friends even tease me that I can join the Hoarders TV show given the stuff that I have in my bedroom. Lately though, I've been trying to organize my space because I want to be productive. Since I work on weekends sometimes, I make it a point that my room is clean and neat so that I will be inspired to write.

Even though organizing can be a bit tricky, given the right perspective, you can learn how to organize your room and your house properly. Here are some of the lessons that I've learned along the way that you may find useful: 

Items lose their usefulness over time

When I was cleaning my bedroom last weekend, I stumbled upon my collection of school supplies like stationeries and yellow pads. While I can always repurpose and use them when writing my to-do lists, I realized that they are not that "valuable" to me anymore. I can give these essentials to my sister or share it with my officemates who can find purpose for it.

Do you also have items in your drawers or closets that you no longer use as often? Review the items that you have and see if there are pieces that you can give away or donate.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed

We usually dread organizing our spaces because it can be exhausting. If the mere thought of the things that you need to organize makes you want to reschedule your tasks, you are not alone! The solution is to start with small steps. Work on your room first! Clean the closet then the shelves. Once you've finished with this part of the house, you can now move on to the next area. Rushing things may result to a disappointing outcome so it's best to maximize your time and work on the area that you can really finish.

Following a schedule helps

Stay committed to what you want to accomplish by following a schedule. Allot a couple of hours to your room before moving on to another household chore. Take into consideration your habits as well so that you can focus on the task at hand. If you usually wake up late on weekends, you can schedule your cleaning session in the afternoon. Nothing beats the feeling of being able to fulfill your tasks. Don't forget to reward yourself afterwards!

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