Thursday, April 5, 2018

Are You A Self Confessed Hoarder?

Self confessed, or maybe you decide to come up with a reason why you’ve kept everything you’ve decided to keep. Whatever type of a hoarder you are, there comes a time where you just need to clear everything away and have a big clean up. Doing so isn’t always easy, there will be a lot of attachment to the items you’ve decided to keep, and there might be that many things that you don’t know where to put it if you do move it! To try and help you through this difficult time, we’ve come up with a few tips to help a self confessed hoarder have a bit of a clean up.


Categorise

Putting things into categories is the easiest way of seeing what things you want to keep, and realise the things that you might have been keeping when you didn’t need to. So, the standard categories you’re going to have are things related to the children, furniture, clothes, etc. Once in a category, think hard about what you actually want to keep. You aren’t putting it into categories just to keep it organised, a lot of it is going to have to go. It’s understandable that you would want to keep things such as your child’s first teddy, their first book etc. But every item that they’ve ever worn isn’t suitable, and there’s so many places you can put it to good use rather than hoarding it! Once you’ve got some clear piles then, it’s onto the next stage.

Decide Where To Put It

There are plenty of places for you to put the things you’ve been hoarding that could either make you money, or help people out for the better. The first thing you need to do is realise what’s rubbish and what isn’t. For the things that you consider rubbish, especially if it’s bigger things such as furniture, it might be worth hiring skip bins to get it all out of the way without having the hassle of having to sort it yourself. As for the smaller things you need to think about what would be suitable to take to charity and things like that. Charities are crying out for clothes, toys, household items etc. all the time, but people tend to forget about them and just head straight for the bin. As long as you quality check the items before handing them over, they’ll be truly grateful.  

Keeping Your House Hoarder Free

Keeping your house hoarder free means keeping yourself out of the hoarding frame of mind. Unless something is really precious and you know it’s going to create lovely memories, then it needs to go. The more space you’re filling up in your home the more claustrophobic you’re going to feel. If you complete your hoarder removal, you’ll truly realise how much space you were actually missing in the first place. Try putting the space to good use with something such as a coffee table, a few new clothes if we’re talking about the wardrobe, or whatever else you might fancy.

xxo
Kim

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