Home organization and Decluttering
Decluttering is defined as the removing of unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place, like a room or your home. Home organization can be defined as the arranging of a room or space by systematic planning. When you are organizing a room or your whole house, it may involve decluttering, as well as rearranging the furniture to fit better within the space.
Often decluttering involves purging. It can be quite cathartic to get rid of things that you discover you have been holding on to for years and don’t know why. Many of these items, when properly sterilized can find ‘new homes’ using sites like Varagesale, Freecyle or Facebook Marketplace. For those items that can’t find a “new home”, you will likely find a ‘curbside holiday’ for it. Many cities and municipalities have lifted their minimums and ‘costs per bag’ for regular household garbage.
Just remember to fully commit to the decluttering and organization routine. Start with one room/space so you are not overwhelmed and are able to finish the task.
If the task is feeling to overwhelming and large to undertake, there are many professional “home organizers” and tidying experts, who have resources online that you can read, watch or purchase. There are companies that are now offering virtual services at this time as part of their paid services.
Whether for your home or business, the Professional Organizers in Canada website has a quick-look up form that allow you to narrow down the search for the professional organizing services needed.
Think of Find My Organizer website as a yellow pages, with detailed, personalized listing of organizers in your province who can assist virtually assist you.
Founded by Marie Kondo, the KonMari Method encourages tidying or decluttering by category, not a room or location. So you would start with your clothes then move on to books, papers, miscellaneous items and sentimental items. You keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard the items that no longer spark joy. You thank them for their service, then let them go.
There is also a movement for minimalism as a whole lifestyle, not just the decluttering within your home.
Learn more about how to focus on clearing the clutter from your life’s path to help make room. The Minimalists focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more creativity, more experiences, more contentment and more freedom. Josh and Ryan, the founders of the Minimalists, are helping people live meaningful lives with less.
Designed to inspire others to pursue their greatest passion by owning fewer things. Joshua is a best-selling author, offering tips and guiding people through rational minimalism and discovering what minimalism uniquely means to them.