The best way to maintain the clutter that enters your house is to make sure it doesn’t get there in the first place. The longer you live in a house and the more people you have living there, the more clutter you can gain. As more items enter the house and nothing goes out, you run out of places to put things.
This is how clutter builds up in the first place and then it can be very difficult to get rid of, especially if you tend to get attached to things or have difficulty giving up things. There are some steps you can take to try to prevent the clutter from coming into your house in the first place.
Â· Cancel subscriptions that you don’t need or any auto-mail clubs that send items, magazines or orders to your house. They will just clutter up your space if they’re being sent and not used.
Â· Shop with purpose- when you head to the store, always take a shopping list. Get what’s on your list and don’t allow yourself the time or opportunity for just grabbing things. Not only will you save on clutter but you’ll save money, too.
Â· Don’t get sucked in by bargains and sales- if you really need something, a sale is a good idea. Otherwise, it just tempts you to buy stuff you don’t really need anyway.
Â· Before you buy, consider other options- Is there something you need that you can rent or borrow instead of buying? Don’t buy something you’re only going to use once or once a year and then have it clutter up your space.
Â· Recycle and reuse- at any opportunity, recycle and reuse to cut down on waste and clutter in your home.
These tips will help you keep your home clutter-free by not allowing it to get full of clutter in the first place.
Lisa Mason is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles and the author of How to Earn a Living Writing for the Internet as well as two poetry anthologies and a how-to poetry book. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of eBooks and thousands of website pages and related content.