How Long Would It Take To Declutter Your House Yourself
We all desire to live in clean surroundings always. You could be one of those people who are keen to see that everything is in its place. The sofa should be just near the edge of the carpet. After meals, silverware and crockery get to the kitchen sink immediately. Come to the bedroom; all shirts must be in hangers and trousers folded neatly. However, you now face the prospect of shifting to a new house in a different locality. With this prospect comes the reality that there are movers about to invade your space and the thought makes you ponder whether to just do everything by yourself.
One of your first tasks is decluttering; so how do you go about doing this by yourself and how long will you take? Below are some determining factors:
Spaces to declutter matter
If someone asks why decluttering should take you long, you may be tempted to ask them: Have you counted the rooms that need decluttering?
- Living room
- Children’s room
If you live in a grand house, the list could get longer than this. How long does it take you, on average to make a room look organized? Now flip this over and estimate the time it would take you to tear it apart and put its contents into cardboard boxes.
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Factors that influence your speed
The duration varies from one person to another. Nevertheless, several factors affect your performance. They include:
- Your ability to make decisions
- How well you handle pressure
- Your breaking point
If you tire too quickly, the process could take longer. If you are a fast thinker who is efficient at executing decisions, you could clean-up a room in record time.
Decluttering – why you need it
You may not realize how much clutter you have around until the time comes for you to relocate. By removing anything that no longer matters to your life, you move ahead to a new home feeling lighter. Besides, some items can be an eyesore. Removing such junk not only keeps your house clean but also creates more space.
How to declutter with speed
For an efficient and fast clean-up, you need a plan. Irrespective of whether you live in a mansion or a medium-sized apartment, having a set of goals will help you zone-in on the task. This will also help you keep to your moving schedule. Follow these tips:
- Map out your house, yes, draw a sketch detailing the rooms you want to declutter.
- Depending on the contents and the room’s purpose, set a score for each.
- Approach the task tackling one room at a time, do not combine two rooms.
- In your plan, indicate completion dates but make them reasonable.
- Allocate time for every area..
Decluttering speed is not the same for everyone, but if you know your spaces beforehand, you can finish quickly. Your personality, planning and being systematic is vital to completing the task at hand. If all else fails, hiring a professional to help you is also an option.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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