Today we are exploring 5 Simple Ways To Clear The Clutter Out Of Your Life, sometimes it is much easier than you think! These suggestions are simple and easy to accomplish so why not give a few a try…especially all of you Crafters out there!
After you finished your last DIY craft, did it end up among an endless pile of other homemade projects? Crafting is an excellent use of your time because it’s cathartic and allows you to express yourself creatively, but sometimes it can fill a home with more clutter than anything else. If you’re ready to clean up around the house, you might hesitate to start because you don’t want to throw out all of the creations you poured your time and energy into. Instead, you can use these five ways to clear the clutter out of your life and treat your old projects or belongings with care.
1. Donate What You Don’t Need
Things like hand-sewn pillows, knitted blankets and embroidered dish towels are always welcome at local donation stores. You may have an abundance of throw blankets you’ve made over the years, but they could help someone instead of collecting dust in your bedroom closet.
Go through the things that have created the clutter around your home and decide what’s worth donating. Anything stained, ripped or otherwise unusable will likely be turned away. What remains will be a gift to people who will treasure what they find in times of need.
2. Recycle Old Belongings
You might have plans to replace older crafts with new ones, like a new wind chime on your porch. Instead of throwing out anything you don’t want to keep, recycle them to give them a second life. If you have leftover yarn and thread, for example, you can place pieces in a bin in your yard for birds to use in their nests.
3. Investigate the Forgotten Corners
Sometimes clutter comes in the form of storage bins and furniture, not necessarily multiple projects around your home. Remember to investigate the forgotten corners of your house, like filing cabinet drawers and plastic bins. Clearing those out could mean you don’t need to keep the containers around, ultimately leaving you with a visually appealing and organized space.
4. Appraise and Sell Things
Maybe your DIY crafts were pieces of jewelry you wove into new designs. There’s always the option to appraise and sell them for a price they’re truly worth. Financially benefiting from your crafting skills is a great way to support your hobby and something many people do with their passions. Make sure you find a reliable business to assess the jewelry’s worth so that you don’t get taken advantage of.
5. Give Thoughtful Gifts
Depending on what you’ve created in the past, you might be able to give things away as thoughtful gifts. Once you gather up the clutter you’d like to get rid of, check out homemade gift ideas to see if you have anything that could make a useful or thoughtful present.
If you have a bunch of empty jars lying around, you can make some wonderful-smelling candles for family members. Have some leftover leather scraps? Try your hand at a leatherbound book.
Consider Every Item Carefully
When you’re trying to decide what counts as clutter and what’s something worth keeping, consider it carefully. Think about how often you use that item or what it means to you. If you haven’t thought of it in a long time or don’t have an emotional connection to it, you can use any of these tips to get rid of the unwanted old projects without throwing them out.
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