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Valuable Things to Consider Before Decluttering Your Home

7th April 2017
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A SPRING DECLUTTER

After the cold winter months, there’s nothing quite like a spring clean and declutter to blow away the cobwebs. It seems to be easier to let things go when there are sun-filled days and lighter evenings to look forward to.

Regardless of how much life laundry you have, it’s useful to have a declutter every year or season. Keeping on top of things and removing the unused and unloved stuff can make life so much easier. And by doing this we can create a little space and time for the things that bring us the greatest joy.

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KNOW YOUR WHY

When facing any sort of declutter it’s wise to think about what you hope to achieve. It’s hard to let stuff go, but having an end goal can ease the process. Perhaps you want a lower maintenance home, to create more space or simply remove the things that no longer serve you. Whatever your goal, by taking a few moments to think about your motivation you will undoubtedly make the process a little easier. Here are a few questions and resources to consider.

Questions:
~ Why do you want to declutter your home?
~ What benefits do you hope the declutter will bring?

Motivations:
~ Talk to others. There are many online groups you can dip into for support, particularly on Facebook.
~ Read decluttering books and blogs or listen to podcasts. They’re inspiring, trust me!
~ Find an inspirational quote or image to give you a visual reference point. This could be a picture of a calm interior or something you plan to do with the extra time a clutter-free home will unlock.

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MAKE IT SIMPLE

From my experience, it’s valuable to plan. When I decluttered my home, I was overwhelmed by the process, but my dream of a calmer life kept me on track. It helped me when faced with boxes and boxes of stuff because my wish for space and freedom was stronger than my desire to hold on to the past.

Further reading on Candy Pop:

My decluttering tips
How to simplify your wardrobe in four easy steps
How to declutter your kitchen in five easy steps
Five easy decluttering tips for your living room
How Marie Kondo helped me let go of my past
What are minimalism and simple living?

If you’re about to embark on a spring clean and declutter I wish you the very best of luck. I’ve recently taken a few bags to charity and I feel so much lighter. It’s always good to make time to evaluate what you have. If I’d done this a little more often I wouldn’t have been faced with such an overwhelming hoard. But I got there in the end!

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36 Comments

  • Reply fashionforlunch 7th April 2017 at 8:07 am

    Loved this post Natasha! I really need to declutter and i find it soooo hard!!!!!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 8:16 am

      Thank you, Kirsty. It can be a tough task, especially if you have a lot of sentimental items. It took me years to let go, but I haven’t looked back!

      • Reply fashionforlunch 7th April 2017 at 8:59 am

        Half my stuff in still in storage, so it’s kind of package away but I can’t face actually getting rid of it!!!!

        • Candy Pop
          Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 10:12 am

          If you love it all then maybe you should keep it. 🙂

  • Reply Sue 7th April 2017 at 8:36 am

    I’ve just sorted out my wardrobe for the coming season and have another two bags for charity shop!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 8:44 am

      Well done! It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Enjoy your day!

  • Reply Ashley Cramp 7th April 2017 at 8:47 am

    I’m following in your wise footsteps and so far I have 3 v large bin bags from a major wardrobe clearance! I’m not finished yet so this is a timely post
    Thanks ! Xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thank you so much, I’m pleased you found the post helpful. Good luck with your declutter! 🙂

  • Reply kathryn 7th April 2017 at 9:36 am

    I love how calm and decluttered your home always looks! I feel a spring clean coming on too x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, Kat. Good luck with the spring clean!

  • Reply Lucy 7th April 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Sage advice here. I’m constantly decluttering and it feels so good! X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks, Lucy. It really does, doesn’t it?

  • Reply Pippa Jameson 7th April 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Lovely feature and essential reading – tidy room = tidy mind 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 5:48 pm

      I agree! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  • Reply kate 7th April 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I find decluttering so therapeutic and actually really enjoy the process once I get started – loud music, coffee on tap and a clear end goal are definitely great ways to get stuck in I find!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 5:48 pm

      That sounds perfect, Kate. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  • Reply freshdesignblog 7th April 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Very useful tips – and the images (which I assume are your home?) are the perfect inspiration for all us hoarders!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you, that’s very kind. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Kimberly Duran 7th April 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Your home is so lovely and calm! While I do have ‘maximalist’ tendencies and I do like what I call my ‘artfully arranged clutter’, I actually do a good clear out every few months and it feels SO GOOD. I’m due for another one soon and your post has inspired me to get on with it 😉 xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you, Kimberly. You have a stunning home – I’d love a little boho glam in my apartment!

  • Reply Giulia Malano 7th April 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Amazing environments! I like your blog very much, would you like to follow each other?:)

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th April 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Hannah Trickett 7th April 2017 at 8:34 pm

    love these tips! AND I love a declutter! I’ll be keeping this post ready for the decluttering sesh

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 10th April 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Hannah!

  • Reply Janet Foot 7th April 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Have been Decluttering for Lent, letting go of one thing at least for 40 days. A good feeling.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 10th April 2017 at 12:24 pm

      That sounds great – well done. I hope you have a lovely week.

  • Reply Victoria 9th April 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I was doing very well leading up to Christmas but things have stalled with my decluttering since my holiday etc I plan to revisit this week actually. I always feel so much better as I get rid of things that I no longer need and not I’m on a beauty spending ban and making the effort to use the products I have or rid myself of those that I’m not enjoying it’s so satisfying.

    Victoria x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 10th April 2017 at 12:25 pm

      You’re right, it does feel good. Good luck with your declutter!

  • Reply Geraldine 10th April 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I am forever decluttering. Just did my son’s bedroom and workspace. The whole feel of the room is now so fresh and clean.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 10th April 2017 at 12:25 pm

      That sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great week!

  • Reply fritha 11th April 2017 at 11:16 am

    I’ve managed to fill three IKEA bags full of clothes AGAIN for charity despite only doing this in Jan! Its a very slow process for me as clothes hold lots of special memories but I feel better for getting rid! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th April 2017 at 9:55 am

      That sounds amazing, well done. It feels great to donate clothes, doesn’t it? I hope you’re having a lovely week.

  • Reply jainnie smith 11th April 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Amazing Decoration and I Love all the ideas of your post

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th April 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply The Home Expert 12th April 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Excellent tips. I’m just starting decluttering and I find your advices very useful 🙂 I need to read some more. I like to collect many things, and later it becomes just stuff, which lay around. It is so exhausting to clean the place! Also, I love your decorations 🙂
    Ann – the home expert

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th April 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m pleased you found the post helpful.

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