Making My Home Clutter-free

Philippines
July 10, 2012 11:27pm CST
I just cannot imagine my house filled with clutters. Toys, books, papers, cds, clothes..Gosh! what a kind of house I will be living in if there is such a clutter. Well, clutter in the physical environment could mean a clutter in my mental faculty. I really could hardly live in such a setting. However, my house seemed to be almost this way. It is a problem for me because I am not the only person living in the house. My mind feels like trapped with cobweb every time my eyes see things not in a proper place. I do not know now how to keep my home a clutter-free one. Any suggestion? Thanks
7 responses
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
11 Jul 12
Give it to the others if you don't use it anymore. i don't keep clutters because i move and move regularly so that i just keep anything that is important only, the other, i will throw it out or give it to the others who need it.
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
It is nice to hear about your lifestyle, ryanong. Moving regularly. I like that huh! But I wonder what you really be doing regularly that caused you of such lifestyle?!! Thanks anyway for responding to this topic which in a way, has been helping me to really clean up my house from clutters.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
15 Jul 12
Ya, i have no my own house yet so that i really don't want to bring many furniture when i move, especially when i go to abroad. You did clean your house from clutters already? it is good i think..we don't need to keep many things what we may not touch it later...
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 12
Hi Kesh, it is not hard to make your home free from clutter. You need to divide out what items that you still need and keep them orderly. As for those items that you no longer in need, you can always donate them away. Or maybe you can even sell some of your unwanted items to the recycle shop in exchange for some cash. I always clean up my home free from clutter every 2 months, since i can't bare to live in a home full of unwanted items. I hope you will start to organize your time and begin your clutter free project. Good luck to you...
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Hello myfb! Yes, I am going to plan and make time to settle this problem of mine. I will be starting sorting out things very soon to clutter-free my mind, too.Thanks.
@sharksfin (1098)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
It is everyone's problem, I believe, especially those who share one house with other people. Even it's a family member or members! Or must I say...ESPECIALLY if they're family members?! Lately, there have been so many clutters around my unit, too. And it's my same question. The only solution I thought of is to have as many storage as your house can keep. This way, you can just keep things where they belong and you can also train everyone in your house to do the same since they won't really need to neatly place them somewhere. They only need to hurl the stuffs right into the storage where they should go. I came up with this idea since I observed that whenever I am in a hurry for appointments, I get to just leave all the mess on my bed, on the dresser...almost every corner I can put them on. So, I thought, to solve this concern (since I will have to arrange things myself later on), it's better if I ready a storage for all the things that I can't return to their proper places yet. At least that way, they're not all over the place. What do you think?
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Hi sharksfin! yes, i think your ideas are also worth to consider. I have to allocate some amount to buy more storage kits, though..jeje..Thanks, yes i will really do consider this because just like you, I, too, used to be in a hurry..Thank you.
• India
11 Jul 12
Hi friend, sad to hear about this, you have the ability to remove this clutters, just put the unwanted books, toys, cds and clothes in a bag and give it to the person whoever need it, otherwise give it to a orphanage, this things will be useful to the orphan kids and they will learn a lot with the books and cd and use the toys to play as well as clothes to wear, by this way you will clean your house as well as get satisfaction with your donation
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Okay vidhya! Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I will try that, too. I have the ability to remove the clutters from my house and everything given here as suggestions will surely do help me in doing so. Thanks again.
@NatachaR (39)
11 Jul 12
We need to analyze the why we first get all the stuff we get. We are constantly trying to fill a void. I do a lot of coupon shopping for food storage and stock pile. I end up giving a lot of the stuff to family and friends. I love shopping for free with coupons. LOL. But, just to clarify about the void, I understand that many people shop to fill better. I read my scriptures a lot to help fill the love of God in my life and it helps me feel complete and I have a more strong feeling to save money vs. spending it.
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Saving money than doing a lot of spending is also one of my goals! However, I am not the only one living in the house so I cannot control the influx of clutters in it. Yes, the infilling love of God makes me complete, too.
@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
I also try to do this. I grew up with grandparents who are great clutterers, so I guess that's what made me determined not to be. I get rid of stuff I don't use. Sometimes I donate them, sometimes I hold garage sales. What I do have a lot of are books and papers, and they are my collection so I will not part with them. I read and write a lot, and I keep all the papers I've ever written on, even if it's just a receipt. Sometimes I look through my stuff and see something I scribbled when I was seventeen years old and it's fun to read about the ideas of the younger me. The stuff I get rid of most often are clothes, shoes, and bags. Not that I have a lot, but if I haven't worn a garment for a year, I'd part with it. Just recently I sold a handful of jeans that don't fit anymore, because I've gained weight.
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Nice thoughts kat! It is great to know also that you love writing. Yes, papers and books are most of the stuffs I do have in the house. Donating and selling are great ideas too.Thanks
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
11 Jul 12
We have a show that comes on television here in the USA called "Hoarding, Buried Alive", if you could just once see that show you would never live in a cluttered home again.... Cluttering could be an addiction...so be careful of your surroundings