In the life of any person, sooner or later there comes a moment when the pleasure of living in your apartment grows into almost disgust. And not because it was dilapidated (the repair was done recently), not because relations with neighbors (dear people!) Had deteriorated, but because the housing began to resemble some kind of storage room at the station. Fortunately, the situation is not difficult to fix. You just need to throw the trash out of the house, and it will again become home and cozy. But here is how to do this with the least loss, and now we will figure it out.
Where to begin
When you start rasplamyvaniya apartment, at first, even hands drop - you do not know what to grab and what to do in the first place. We’ll not let off some fever, but use a tricky psychological move: we walk around the rooms and shoot the interiors, as if we were going to put a photo of our housing in some design magazine. And then we sit down in front of the monitor and examine the result. In the pictures, it will immediately be seen that it is not in its place, which element does not fit into the situation, what kind of thing directly asks for garbage. And there will be a reason to send a dozen souvenirs from the last vacation to the bin: no one pays attention to them, so these are unnecessary things, trash.
Now, decisive action. We go through the apartment and collect a number of things that you can get rid of immediately. Set yourself the goal right now to find those of a certain number. Just do not make a mistake, do not stop at round numbers: they subconsciously tune us to the fact that this will end. Not 10 candidates for the trash, but, say, 13, or 27, or 19 - is the idea clear?
Another way to get rid of excess is to start with something that you definitely don’t feel sorry for. We throw away magazines the year before last, expired medicines, spices that have not been used for a long time, almost empty bottles and tubes, broken figures, samplers and chopped cups, dishes. Having appreciated how much easier it became to breathe, you will react even more enthusiastically and enthusiastically to the idea of throwing trash out of the house. And start to look after the next portion of garbage that pretends to be the right things.
"A place for reflection"
Say: "I throw out all the trash!" simple, but to realize the intention is much more complicated. Surely in the process of analyzing the rubble you will come across something that does not raise your hand. Do not force your consciousness, get yourself a container where you will put dubious objects until the next rasplamyvanie apartment. If you don’t need this thing in a couple of months, you can think about moving it to the bin. And it will be much easier to do this, since it is already classified as “doubtful”.
Cleaning the house from trash should be strictly regulated. You need to take a certain time for it - two weeks, a month, depending on the dimensions of the apartment and the degree of its clutter - and try to meet the deadline. Otherwise, you will not get rid of the unnecessary, but some kind of "construction of the century", which will never end.
Second moment. No need to rush breasts into the embrasure and “dig in” from morning until late at night. Every day during the allotted time we spend a maximum of half an hour trying to throw stuff out of the house. With this approach, the sense will be much greater, and the process will neither annoy nor bore.
You can also schedule raking up trash. Let's say today you deal with documents dumped in a drawer, sort your shoes tomorrow, gut suitcases with clothes the day after tomorrow, and so on.
Subtle psychological move
Throwing trash out of the house will be easier if it is sorted during the collection process. For example, you bought jeans with an eye on fast weight loss, but you still remained in their original form. It’s a pity to throw away, keep it sad - a reminder of one’s own weakness does not improve moods. Or you have accumulated five pairs of sandals, of which you wear three by force. And they take a place.
Collect these things in a separate place and put them through social networks for sale. If you ask for a reasonable price, you will not only free up space in the closet, but also replenish the family budget.
Place unsold items under the heading “give free”. You won’t get money, but psychologically giving away is more pleasant than throwing it away.
It is very difficult to part with things that cause us an emotional response. These are different for all people: someone will have children's drawings, someone will have a library inherited from their grandmother. Here you will have to figure out what can be attributed to relics and what not, because if all the things in the apartment are considered relics, then this is no longer housing, but a museum. And then come up with how to minimize their clutter of the apartment.
Take, for example, the same children's drawings. After all, they can be converted into digital form and stored on a laptop. Or books: if you just brush off the dust from them, maybe it is better to give the tomes to the district library? In the event that you like the very possession of a book collection, review the assortment. The works of the classics of socialist realism can clearly be eliminated. And reference books on higher physics will be more appropriate in the student library than on the shelf, say, of a journalist. In general, in this matter you need to be creative thinking. Suppose you inherited from your grandmother a miscellaneous and not very beautiful silver. Use it will not work (except perhaps purely at home), throw a pity. Order an elegant headset - so you save the memory of a loved one in a pleasant and practical version.
What not to do
The motto is “Let's put things in order at home!” does not mean shifting things from place to place. If you move a stack of junk from a shelf in a cabinet in three different boxes, this will not make it smaller. Worse, the trash will spread to different places, and it will take longer to get rid of it. Things need to be sorted out, it is necessary to allocate a specific place, and those that you have not used for six months or more - mercilessly thrown away.
No need to venture to clutter up the apartment on the eve of the arrival of guests or some kind of trip. You may not have time to finish the intended amount of work. The visit of the guests will force you to urgently push things anywhere, and this threatens to be parsed again. If you are going on vacation, it will be spoiled by memories of a pile of junk dumped in the middle of the room.
In addition, experts on trashing do not advise them to engage in a bad, frustrated, and even more evil mood. There is a risk of parting with the right thing in "tears" (which you will soon regret). Or "improve" the surrounding space in an extremely inconvenient way.
Reserves for storage
When the trash is thrown out of the house, another problem may arise: only the necessary things are left in the apartment, however, it still looks messy due to the fact that they have nowhere to clean. However, this problem is somewhat contrived, you can always find a way out, the main thing is to see it. Right offhand, you can offer three alternative repositories at once:
- Space under the ceiling. Suitable for keeping things that you rarely use. People rarely turn up their heads. You can place closed boxes at the top - and you have enough space for so many items.
- Over the door. The shelf is nailed 10 centimeters above the door frame so as not to create a tunnel effect. If the shelf is open, we put things in neat boxes, which we place in an even pile.
- Piers at the closet. Back-to-back it is put very rarely, and space is used except for storage of an ironing board. Meanwhile, narrow deep shelves on the tire will allow you to store a lot of what is needed here - from children's toys to the "ceremonial" dishes and seasonal shoes.
In the kitchen, by the way, hanging everything that is possible is a sensible move. Instead of a bulky knife stand, you can buy a magnetic strip attached to the wall. And it’s easier to keep appliances clean, and it’s more difficult for a child to reach. For jars with seasonings, you can nail a narrow shelf. And it’s logical to hang the washing-cleaning agent in the cabinet under the sink by the hooks of the spray guns - it will fit a lot, everything is at hand and very neat.
Tips for the future
Every time you buy some item of clothing, do not be too lazy to throw away something old. Otherwise, clutter will go at a rapid pace.
Do not store broken equipment for more than a month. Otherwise, you will buy a new mixer, and the old one will wallow in the nightstand in anticipation of a mythical repair. Bring equipment to the workshop immediately.
If you are going to litter some corner in the apartment, put a bucket of water next to it, stock up with rags and detergent of the desired type. After all, when disassembling things, it would be reasonable to wash their storage. Then during the general cleaning the list of necessary actions will be reduced by one point.
Remember the principles of getting rid of unnecessary at least twice a year. Otherwise, you may need a dump truck to take out the trash. In addition, according to psychologists and doctors of other areas, a cramped housing with unnecessary things negatively affects well-being (hereinafter - health in general), and relationships with others, and the figure. Moreover, it is almost impossible to resist such an influence: only enlightened sages and mentors can control the subconscious. And they do not bring their home to a deplorable state.