Does the thought of decluttering leave you in a cold sweat? Task Tamers founder Karen Morgan shares her tips for seniors looking to downsize.
Decluttering is a hot new trend as more and more people see the benefits in getting their home spaces organised, but it’s easy to run into roadblocks. Decisions get harder, tasks take longer than expected and the mountain of clutter appears to have no end!
It’s important to remember why you are undergoing the process
A professional organiser will have a range of strategies to help you through the downsizing process and the emotions that go with it, and can assist with everything from planning to unpacking in your new home.
The key to success is in the planning stages, and it’s best to start early. You want plenty of time to pace yourself and the option to have a break if needed, and procrastination will mean less time to declutter as moving day approaches.
Planning everything before you start will give you goals to focus on and an action plan to stick to. Planning includes measuring the space you will have in your new home so you can determine how much you can take with you. You also need to think logistics, such as booking in
There are often a lot of memories attached to things that have
Task Tamers’ “3Ts” method divides items into three categories - treasures, trash and transition.
Treasures are those items that are
Trash items are things
Anything you no longer need, but are still of value or in working order,
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