Decluttering your home or office is tedious to think about, let alone do. The anxiety might worsen if what you seek to declutter is furniture. The mere thought of lifting or disassembling is enough to make you call it quits. Do not let the stress, however, deter you from building that home or lifestyle you desire. Dividing the task into manageable chores, then leaving the hefty ones to the man with a van will help build momentum. Before you know it, your house will be simple and elegant. Read on to learn why, where, and how to declutter furniture for a savvy lifestyle.
Why Should You Declutter?
1. Eases Tiding
Claiming back your home or office space by removing unnecessary furniture makes it easy and quick to clean and organize. You eventually get to spend more time being productive or doing the things you love.
2. Eases Movements
Removing unnecessary furniture creates space, which you can use to designate movement pathways. You will not have to squeeze anymore between spaces when moving from one room to another.
3. Drives Feelings Of Pride And Contentment
A well-organized home or office strikes feelings of pride and esteem. You can invite guests to your home, or potential customers and investors to your office without feeling any ounce of embarrassment.
How Do You Choose What To Declutter?
Now that you have joined the decluttering train, how do you decide which furniture goes, and which stays? This stage is where your mind begins to spiral. Shortly, you might start contemplating that there is no need to declutter. Take a step back and evaluate each furniture. How often do you use it? Does it improve the room’s décor, or is it just filling up space?
You can try to view your house as if you were a visitor and note down your impressions.
Focus on keeping the furniture that you use often. Create a checklist to indicate the ones to declutter to avoid going back on your word when the D-day arrives. Occasionally reminding yourself the end goal will help you stay calm and focused.
Where Can You Take Decluttered Furniture?
1. Reuse The Furniture
You can always reuse the furniture if you are not ready to give it up. It is okay to feel sentimental at times. Assess whether you can utilize the furniture somewhere else within your house or office. Maybe you can use the old table lying in your living room for carpentry in the garage, or the extra desk in your study room for office work. Maybe you can position that sofa at the patio or gazebo, where you can catch up with guests over a cup of tea. Reusing decluttered furniture is, however, limiting because it depends on how creative you can be.
2. Sell The Furniture
There are plenty of online tools to use for advertising used products, for instance, eBay or Craigslist. Hosting a furniture garage sale would be a good idea too. Try, however, not to focus on making profits, but on giving away the furniture.
3. Donate The Furniture
The furniture you consider less worthy could be a fortune to someone else. Search for an organization that deals in providing household essentials to the less fortunate. Inquire whether they give away furniture. If so, donate it to the organization, then tap yourself on the back for helping someone in need.
How To Declutter Furniture
Decluttering furniture is not as easy as decluttering other belongings. Once you have your declutter checklist and to-do-list ready, assess the furniture’s weight and fragility. Depending on the task immensity, designate a particular day to declutter everything or divide the task over a couple of days. You can call in a friend to assist you in removing the furniture. Another option can be to contact the “man with a van” or any other moving and relocating agency near you.
Simplicity is beauty. Kindly close your eyes and imagine the home, the office, the lifestyle you desire. You can achieve it. Decluttering your furniture might take a vast proportion of your time and energy. In the long term, however, you get to enjoy the benefits of living an elegant lifestyle.