People tend to hang onto things for it’s sentimental value, but that can add clutter to your space. By letting go of things, you can create a more peaceful and clutter-free space. Let’s get into the positives of decluttering your home.
Rethink What you Need and Don’t Need
Decluttering, arranging and organizing your possessions allows you to assess your property for the next series of moments and memories that you will be making. This method might be a must for seniors for one of the three reasons that this article illustrates.
Get Around Easier
Reducing clutter may create more space and decrease the risk of dangerous falls, or accidents that lead to a loss of mobility. In other situations, decluttering may be beneficial if you have reduced mobility that allows for easier movement around the home.
For seniors moving to a smaller room decluttering is a necessary process that will help you prepare your new space.
Here are a few steps to begin decluttering:
- Decide what items are needed for living safely or comfortably. This includes necessary items such as a bed, place for clothes, eating utensils, and so forth.
- Keep items we love. These are meaningful items that define us as individuals.
- Choose from what we want from the remaining possessions and decide which are most important.
- Establish action for selling items of monetary value, gifting those of sentimental value, then donating or disposing of the rest.
If decluttering is a larger undertaking than you can handle it may be time to consider hiring a professional. Caring Transitions specializes in helping seniors and their families downsize, declutter, sort and organize.
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