Connector September 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 54 CONNECTOR.AE 55 Lifestyle Lifestyle Transform The House Into A Clutter-Free Space! Decluttering the home is a great way to feel zen in the living space, while also having the peace of mind that everything is neat and tidy. With the help of decluttering, people can get rid of things that have been lying around the house for weeks, months or even years, that will never be used. It also creates the perfect opportunity to donate items that are no longer required to people who will make more use of them in their day-to-day lives. As suggested by Marie Kondo, author of the book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising’, as well as host of the Netflix series ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’, “Keep only things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard the rest.” Through decluttering, the Japanese author, host and presenter reminds people to take the extra step to live a minimal life, and avoid storing items that are not used, and do not add value daily. Here are some great tips to help kick-start the process towards enjoying a clutter-free space: Make A List: The first task to tackle before starting the decluttering process is to make a list. Lists help in breaking down the tasks that need to be completed, making them less stressful and easy to manage. While making a list, the areas that need to be cleaned should be written down, and can then further be broken down into sections and smaller tasks, to ensure it is all completed. Get Rid Of Things That Are Not Used In A While: A brilliant way to start the clean-up process at home is by getting rid of all the items lying around that have not been used in months and have been forgotten about. It can be electronics that are no longer being used after upgrading them or old clothes kept in hopes of one day fitting into them. As these items do not add value to daily life and only contribute to taking up more space in the house, assess each item and if it has not been used in a while, it will probably not be used in the upcoming months, and is a good incentive to get rid of it. Everything Should Have A Home: One of the main reasons that contribute to a cluttered space is not having a place for an item to be stored in. As people are constantly exploring new hobbies, activities and shopping, there are more items being brought home. More often than not, these items are added to the house and are kept wherever there is space available. While decluttering, make sure that every item has a designated space, and after it is used, is placed in the same spot.