Some people have a strong tendency of keeping simply EVERYTHING inside their homes (or, if you live in Manhattan, in paid storages). Outfits from the 80s, shoes with broken heels, old pans and pots, exercise equipment, baby clothes (the child is 10 by now) and dusty encyclopedias. If you want to get rid of some of that stuff and just need an extra stimulus we might be able to help.
The most important step is to keep in mind that curing clutter is always a good thing. First you’ll probably make a huge donation to charity – they will make better use of your items, and second you will open space for new experiences, flavors and colors, not only in your home, but in your life.
Here are some tips on how to cure clutter:
1) Know yourself – If running is not you thing or even worse, you hate practicing sports, don’t keep that treadmill around.
2) “One day” may never come – The hot pink bridesmaid dress from your cousin’s first wedding is taking up space in your closet for four times the length of her marriage? The truth is, a fuchsia dress with taffeta bows might never be appropriate for another event again.
3) It’s been broken for how long? Shoes with broken heels, old stereos, a picture frame. If it’s been broken for over six months, you are hardly going to fix it. Ask your self if you would buy that item again if you saw it at a store today; if the answer is no, put it away.
4) I know it was a gift, but if you don’t like don’t keep it. Don’t feel guilty about it, remember that it’s your apartment and your wardrobe. If you don’t feel the gift fits in just think of someone else who would appreciate it.