Most people only own a few hundred square feet of land in Hong Kong, yet the urge to buy more and more things is increasing which leaves increasingly less room available. If you’re not going out on the weekend, why don’t you take a break from the mess? Start with these 5 home cleaning steps! Get rid of your useless sentimental items, tidy your frequently used items, organize your house, and expand your living space!
Declutter your Home with These Easy Steps
Step 1：Tidy Your Shelves
Housekeeping doesn’t mean moving everything to one spot for a day, it’s organizing your items without adding anything to them. You can start with the small things such as your bedside cabinet, bookshelves, bookcases, etc.. You will find that there may be a lot of “useless” items lying around once you start emptying your space.
Step 2：Sort your Items
There will inevitably be a lot of choices on whether to keep certain items or not while you are sorting. Apart from asking yourself whether you need these things, you can also review whether you have used the item in the past year, or whether the item gives you a “Spark Joy”, as the Japanese god of storage, Marie Kondo, says. After a round of sifting through your items, you should have noted what to keep, throw out, or donate.
Step 3: Make the Most of Your Storage Tools
If you don’t want to buy extra storage, you can actually use shoe boxes, watch boxes, and other inconspicuous boxes for home storage. They’re otherwise useless items that can be converted into storage space for small items such as comics, stationery, photos, etc.. They can also be used in a cabinet as a partition, saving you the cost of buying additional boxes or baskets.
Step 4: Develop a Housekeeping Habit
Designate areas to put certain items and actively use them. Put any misplaced item back in their designated spot immediately, and the house will start to look more spacious and less messy. A clean home is a happy home!
Step 5: Be a Savvy Consumer
After you’ve cleared out your house, it should be clear that needless purchases make up the majority of your house’s mess. If there is a need for additional things, make sure to buy high quality and durable items. If you rethink your decisions before each purchase and set financial goals for yourself, your desire to shop will be greatly reduced!