How to declutter your home
THE hardest part about decluttering is deciding what to do with the things you come across as you tidy and sort out all the stuff.
What may help is to look at each item you instinctively want to put into the “Keep” pile and ask yourself: “Why do I want to keep this?” If your answer is something along the lines of: “I am keeping this because it is truly useful, and I use it at least once a week, every week”; “Because it is valuable and will grow in value over the years”, then all that make some sense.
But if your answer is: “I am keeping this because it may come in useful someday”; or “It reminds me of the most recent movie I watched”, that isn’t so good.
A great part of the battle is won if you can sort the things in each messy room into strict categories – such as “tools”, “learning material”, “hobby items”, “clothes”, “accessories”, “pure sentiment”, “financial documents” and so on. Sometimes, when you see all that you’ve accumulated in one category alone, you may realise that you need a lot less of it than you originally believed you did. – The Straits Times / Asia News Network