Decluttering, spring cleaning, going minimalist, call it what you will, every now and again, we all get notions every now and again that we’re going to blitz the house and get rid of everything we don’t use. Spurred on by the beautifully organised images from the Style Sister’s Instagram, with Marie Kondo’s mantra firmly in our minds, hours of asking ourselves if things “spark joy” are blissfully spent. We are in control, we’ve got this.
But then we take a little break. We walk back into a mountain of piles that would frighten even the most organised of people. The task quickly morphs into how to get rid of the mess so you can find somewhere to sleep tonight. You start to feel sentimental about the dress you wore to your graduation 15 years and 2 stone ago, and it goes back in the wardrobe… such is the decluttering ritual for the majority. If it were easy, we’d all do it, all the time. It can be overwhelming, emotional, physically exerting and logistically difficult. So how do we tackle it all without giving up halfway through? Follow our Top 5 Tips and you’ll be clutter free in no time!