New Year Resolution: Declutter Your Life

The New Year is almost upon you and for the nth time, your resolution is decluttering your life. For the whole year, you have collected different things – some useful, some not. Things got a little overwhelming and you cannot blame yourself but if you own so much stuff that your living space becomes too suffocating, it is time that you seriously declutter.

Start your New Year here in Singapore clean and organized. You should know that there are few studies revealed that a living space full of junk can affect your mood. Actually, a study was conducted by UCLA saying that clutter can affect an individual’s ability to process information, focus and be productive. With this, clearing clutter can have a positive benefit on your space, physical and mental health.

Now that you are convinced, it is time to declutter your life. Here are some tips:

For your wardrobe

Girls are fond of buying clothing every now and then. According to a research sponsored by Barclaycard, we are wasting wardrobe space by storing accessories and clothes that we do not even wear. With this in mind, it is important that you start with your wardrobe. The first thing that you have to do is to identify which clothes you are not wearing.

You have to sort clothing into three categories or piles – ones to keep, ones to mend and ones to charity. You have to be strict and not consider another pile which is a “maybe” pile. This will lead to clutter in the long run.

For your handbag

Who would forget handbags? Handbags are like the girls’ greatest accessory. When you say handbags, you usually imagine smaller handbags inside bigger handbags and when it is time to search for something, you scour it like a needle in a haystack.

You have to embrace an “only essentials” bag. This can help you declutter handbags. The best way to do this is to categorize all your things in the bag from make-up to ball pens and toiletries. These should be put in smaller bags so when it is time to search for something you won’t have a hard time.

For your makeup

Speaking of makeup, you have tons but you are unable to let go. This New Year, you have to let your makeup go especially those that you do not need. The best way to do this is to be a “minimalist”. Do not keep products you do not use because it is just a waste of your valuable space.

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