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Here's How to Organize Your Home and Feel Better at The Same Time
You are probably aware that your surroundings can influence how you feel. For example, if everything around you is a chaotic mess, that will probably affect your emotions.
Extra stuff stored all around where you can constantly see it detracts from your home being a restful place for you. Remember, an organized home is well on its way to being a place where you can recover from the stress of everyday life, but a chaotic home is not really a very comfortable place to live.
However, your house may already be very tidy and clean, but the tips in this article may still help you to improve how you've organized it.
With that in mind, here are some anti-clutter tips for you:
1. Too much stuff stashed around signals that you need to either put it away or throw it away. You might also consider giving it to a local thrift store, such as one run by the Salvation Army.
Have you ever stopped to consider that the more furniture, accessories and just plain stuff that is sitting around, the less room there'll be for you? If excess stuff is surrounding you, it takes away from the restful haven from the world that your home should be.
2. First of all, you'll need to take a trip to your local stationary or household goods store to purchase appropriate containers to stash the stuff you want to keep. You may also purchase these containers on the internet.
Take the containers home and place excess items in them. Put them in closets of the rooms where these items are usually kept so that they are nearby in case you need to use them.
These storage units can be brightly colored, such as colorful crates to be used in your children's rooms. You can also purchase shelving units to display your children's favorite toys and books.
For your home office, you'll find that office trays can be very useful.
3. Throw junk mail away immediately.
If you're like most people, you have a steady stream of trash coming into your home through your mailbox. You will need a large waste paper basket to throw it whenever it arrives. Be sure not to handle this unwanted mail more than once, but get rid of it right away.
4. Organizing your collectibles can be very rewarding.
Here's how to begin: walk around the room where your collectibles are displayed and pay attention to how many you have to dust. It's usually more appealing to limit your collectibles to three items on an end table. Have a rotating plan for your collectibles so that they are not all displayed at once. That way, your furniture will actually show instead of being totally covered with stuff. You might be surprised how much easier it will be to dust. You'll also wind up having a place to put things down when you want to do so.
Discover the benefits of having glass-covered display cases to put your collectibles in so they don't collect as much dust and can be seen more prominently.
Research other types of furniture with glass fronts that will also display your valuables as well as save you a lot of time dusting each piece over and over again.
5. If you have not yet purchased all the furniture for your home, or if you would like to get new furniture and retire your old pieces, consider buying a few larger pieces instead of a collection of smaller ones. That will give a look of spaciousness to your home.
After you have finished organizing your things, enjoy the new feeling of spaciousness and calm in your own home -- your retreat from the world. Although it may have taken you a lot of time and energy to organize all of your things, it will be well worth it to live in a more restful environment.
About the Author: Patricia Wagner offers health tips for your health so you can enjoy a more energetic lifestyle at http://www.a-to-z-wellness.com .