Recent studies have shown that the average Brit has 3,370 cubic feet of their home packed with items that they rarely or never use. For many, the thought of throwing out that jumper you’ve hardly worn or the spare computer that will come in useful one day is a hard task. But what are the items that people clutter the most? Blinds Hut surveyed British public to find out what they clutter the most.
|Aftershave / Perfume||16.1%|
|Socks with Holes||7.5%|
|Magazines / Newspapers||32.6%|
|Table & Chairs||20.5%|
If you struggle with decluttering, don’t worry. It can be easy for items to build up around your home. We spoke to Juliet Landau-Pope, de-cluttering expert, professional organiser and Director of JLP Coach, to find out the best way to start your decluttering journey.
She told us “Kickstart your decluttering by focusing on an area in your home that will make a difference but not challenge you too much. Clearing clutter from the hallway, for example, can lift your mood when you arrive home. Creating space and order in your bedroom can improve your quality of sleep. The key thing is to start with small steps, set micro-goals and celebrate progress rather than perfection.
If you’re procrastinating, let’s review the assumptions that you’re making. Do you really lack time, or are you simply giving priority to other tasks? Do you need to hold onto certain items ‘just in case’ or do you have a specific purpose in mind? Once you delve deeper into stories that you’re telling yourself (and possibly others) you’ll find it easier to shift habits as well as surplus stuff.”