The Difference Between a Messy Hoarder vs an Organized Hoarder


When you declutter your space, you declutter your life. You declutter the anxiety that’s been stored up for so long. 

I have a decent sized apartment and while I may not have the average amount of furniture a person may have in their apartment, I have small items that can easily be misplaced if I don’t put them up. I am one person that if I don’t do something right away, I’ll forget about it or just put it off until another time. When you have a space like this, it’s best to not fill your home with large boxes just to throw everything in one place but to organize it according to what you have.  If you want to know how to better organize your space, check out my previous post, “How to Keep Your Home Organized.”

Before doing this, ask yourself what are you still using and what are you not using. You have to think about this and ask yourself these questions because your home can easily turn into a hoarding space instead of a home worth living in.

Everything has sentimental value at some point because when you think of it, it immediately brings back memories but for a moment, take away the sentimental value and ask yourself if it’s something you see yourself using and when was the last time you used it?

Have a trash bag for the things you’re going to throw away and maybe a box for the things you’re still using.  That way you’re able to label it.  

Garage dump: If you have a garage, DO NOT decide to take your items there because you’ll end up putting everything there.  What you’ll do is essentially move everything from the inside of the house to the outside.  You will have a cluttered garage with no sense of where anything is.

If you don’t have a garage but a closet, only keep what you need, what you’re still using or wearing. 

Extra Room? Speaking of clothes. I’ve always wanted a massive closet. One that had two stories of gorgeousness...if that’s even a word.  While I’m not saying that having a massive closet that will literally fit any and everything, is wrong, it also opens up the opportunity for you to purchase more and more things.  I understand that you want to fill up space but be intentional with your space.  Place faux flowers in the empty space or showcase your fake jewelry (you don’t want to showcase the real stuff).  

In today’s time, there’s so much more a closet can be used for and besides, when you get to a point where you’re not wearing those specific articles of clothing anymore, this is the time to give it away to charity and possibly occupy the space with something else, like faux books or, a small mirror, or a larger built in mirror. Change up the space. 

Moving Soon? I also look at spaces and ask myself how long am I going to be here?  I’m not one to accumulate a lot of junk anyway but if I’m only going to occupy an apartment for a 1 or 2 years or a home for 5 years, I don’t want to add too many more things to the space.  When you leave, you’ll have to move everything and if you’re moving from one state to another, like I did, you’ll have to pay for the amount of furniture the moving company is loading for you and the amount of space you’re occupying in the container. 

I hope these tips were helpful and don’t forget to subscribe. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to help.

xo,

Janelle


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