Decluttering is the perfect activity right now. And for the most part, you will find that chucking unused kitchen gadgets or an old pair of shoes will make you feel lighter, calmer, and all the more ready to tackle whatever this fall season brings.
However, in the big push to do some high-impact decluttering, many people get rid of things they later wish they’d kept.
So before you purge past the point of good reason, lean on some 20/20 hindsight and peruse this list of things that other people regret decluttering out of their homes. Who knows? Later on, you might wish you had hung onto them for dear life.
If you’ve ever struggled to dig a mixing spoon out of a drawer or carve out counter space to prepare dinner, then odds are you’ve wondered how to clear this crucial space so it’s less chaotic and more functional.
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We’re willing to bet you spend a whole lot of time in your kitchen, so odds are fairly good it’s also one of the most cluttered rooms in your house. Somehow, everything that doesn’t have a home (and lots of other stuff that does!) seems to end up in the same space meant for cooking
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Think it’s high time to organize your closet, declutter your junk drawer, or tame the chaos in your kids’ rooms—or maybe your entire house?
Home organization is a worthwhile pursuit—but according to home organization experts, even the best intentions can be easily derailed. Yup, there’s a right way to sort and arrange your stuff, and a very wrong way!
To pinpoint what trips people up, we asked organization pros to share the things they really wish you wouldn’t do—mistakes they see people make time and again that really must be put to rest. Consider this a to-not-do list you should abide by, if you hope to keep your home looking its best.
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Have you noticed any dead or spongy patches of grass on your lawn lately? They could be the work of garden grubs. While these gross little wormlike creatures are harmless to humans, they may murder the heck out of your garden.
Brown grass or clusters of dead plants are always concerning for homeowners. But if you haven’t been hit with a nasty drought lately, or doused your lawn in toxic chemicals, you may be playing host to these unwelcome pests.
Here’s the low-down on everything you need to know about garden grubs, and how to kick them out of your yard.
Homeowners love their bathrooms. We totally get it—you spend a decent amount of time in there, and you want it to be the ultimate Zen oasis. And since potential buyers want that, too, you’re likely willing to splurge to make your lavatory lush and plush.
But one person’s lush can be another’s flush—as in flush away that weird or ugly bathroom decor before it drives you insane, or would-be buyers straight to another home.
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Sentimentality can be a powerful disincentive to declutter. How could a loving daughter sell her family silver, even though she dislikes the pattern? How could parents ever discard a painting by their young budding Picasso, even though he’s now 30 and hasn’t picked up a paint brush in 20 years?
Most home owners avoid those tough decisions and schlep possessions from house-to-house. But it’s far smarter to shed before moving. Not only does it clear out space to make a listing look its best, it also saves on moving costs to transport less stuff.
Read on for 13 ways to clean & discard.
With the pandemic forcing more Americans to spend extra time at home, homeowners are decluttering and taking part in a “purging tsunami,” The Washington Post reports.
“People are feeling their spaces right now,” Gretchen Rubin, author of nine books about decluttering, told the Post. “Some people feel like nesting and just want to paint everything. Others feel claustrophobic. Many have figured out they need more elbow room. Some are thinking, ‘I don’t want to waste something I’m not using. I want to put it back out in the world.’
Many homeowners are cleaning out storage rooms in their house to make space for a home office. Michael Frohm, chief operating officer for Goodwill of Greater Washington, says donations have jumped 20% over the last year.
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