When we think about cleaning up the mess of our houses, the first thing we do is throw away what we no longer use. But, have you ever wondered how the junk got there in the first place? Trash does not walk in our homes, it is carried by our own hands in most cases by impulsive purchases we make.
Cardiff Rubbish Removal will help you to start the problem from the root with these 8 tips to avoid the unconscious accumulation of clutter.
How to avoid the accumulation of junk?
Establish a limit
A very repeated phrase is “better than what is needed” but this kind of thoughts are what make us accumulate things we do not need. How many supermarket bag`s do you really need? How many books, folders or magnets in the fridge are enough? Set a limit for things and once you reach it, it does not matter if it’s free, if it’s given to you or if you found it in perfect condition, do not take one more home!
Reduce promotional mail
Opt for bank electronic account statements for example. Cancel subscription to magazines you have not read in the last three months. If you are receiving a lot of junk mail requests to be removed from the database to avoid receiving more, at first it will hurt to lose all those coupons but when you see your house free of unused flyers you will thank us.
Plan your purchases
How often do you buy on impulse and then discover that you really do not like or need what you bought? This happens especially with clothes, so before going crazy with the sales, we recommend cleaning the wardrobe and take 2 garments for each new garment you buy. If you shop until you get tired, the real price you are going to pay is the accumulation of unnecessary things. Keep in mind that today’s unplanned purchases inevitably become the trash of tomorrow.
One x One
Avoid filling the storage room with objects that you will not use. Remember that less is more and that living with the mentality that nothing is enough will only make you spend more and more money buying things and you can never feel satisfied. For every new thing you bring home be sure to eliminate one, but not before having done a complete cleaning of the storage room and all the drawers and cabinets of the house.
Live day to day
Come on, with this we do not want to tell you to throw away everything you’ve achieved throughout your life. Sure there are things that at some point will be useful, but if you think about the percentage of objects that we use every day is minimal, compared to the large number of things we keep. Make a clean and stay with what you really use to live. You will feel much freer, with more space at home and you will save time with the cleanliness and order of your flat.