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Home Decluttering 101: How to Overcome Emotional Attachment to Unnecessary Things at Home

Clutter is anything that doesn’t belong in space – whether because it belongs elsewhere in your home, or it doesn’t belong in your home any longer. ~Chrissy Halton

Whether you realize it or not, we have this tendency to keep things in our possession no matter how long or old it is. We just want to have it for as long as we want, since it is our belongings. For some people, getting rid of their things might be a challenge since there is a sentimental value on it, or merely because they grew fond of it. Did you know that this stuff add clutter to your home?

Regardless of the property you’re in—may it be in a house and lot for sale in Laguna or a condo unit anywhere in the Philippines, decluttering is a must if you want to have a clean and healthy environment at home. If you’re one of those people who is having a hard time getting rid of his/her stuff, then these tips below will help you with that matter.

How to declutter your home

Don’t hang on the past

There are just things that remind us of our memories from the past – of what and who we are before. If that particular thing holds a bad memory, then you better get rid of it. This is not the time for you to hang on the past, you have to move on by getting rid of the things that reflect who you are before.

Getting rid of the things that remind of your past is not that hard as you think it is. You just have to make sure that you get rid of that particular thing together with those bad memories that you have with that thing. Well, you will eventually realize that getting rid of it is much better than keeping it in your home.

Don’t get too wrapped up in the future either

Sometimes, we are tempted to buy things for our home even if we don’t need it at all yet. Yes, this might be an inspiration for dreaming of a home where you can have that particular furniture, but if you think that that doesn’t suit your home just yet, then don’t buy it ahead of time. It will only add up to the things in your home.

Limit your emotional attachment to physical things, especially if they’re large things.

One of the main reasons why you can easily get rid of your stuff at home is that you have some emotional attachment to it. Even if those particular things don’t hold any value to you at all, you still want to keep things at home. And if you can’t easily get rid of it, then. As a result, more and more things are placed at home.

However, if you know how to control yourself by limiting your emotional attachment to each of your belongings, then getting rid of it would be much easier for you to do. Yes, there might be things that hold sentimental value for you. But to those things that are not that useful to you or for your home, then you better get rid of it now.

Take photographs

If you are a kind of person who just loves to keep souvenirs even if it’s not that useful to you, then you may want to take some alternatives without taking or bringing things at home. Well, you can take some photographs or pictures with the events that happened in your life. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you should store some things at home for you to keep those memories forever. You can store it on pictures.

When you do such, you don’t just keep your memories in life; you will also have much bigger space at home. Moreover, this is also one of the many ways you can organize your things in an easier way. Well, you don’t have to worry about too many furniture or things in your home. Just have some fun and take some pictures of your life experience.

7 Simple Hacks on How to Make your Own Home Library

Whether you would agree with me or not, books can never replace e-books! Yes, the convenience e-books can give is also to our advantage. But I would still prefer flipping the pages of my old book at one of the nooks of my Nuvali property. There are even some people who go to school or public library just to read their favorite books or even buy a particular book on the cheapest book store. I bet, book lovers would do what they can just to have the book that they love.

If you are a kind of person who is passionate enough to read and collect books, why don’t you consider having your own library at home? Having your own library at home can bring a relaxing and genuine atmosphere of a modern residence or apartment. Well, it doesn’t take a big space in your home – just enough to accommodate all your books.

1. Bookshelf

First and foremost, before you can have your own library, you have to know where you would like to put your books. You have to know whether you still have enough space in your home for your own mini-library or not. Well, if you don’t have enough space, then there must be a way where you can still put your books. If you are creative enough, then you might want to try installing some bookshelves on your wall – it’s an artistic style to have your own personalized library.

2. Find your library style

If you are a kind of person who wants to take their home library to the next level, you must first determine what kind of style you want for your library. You have to know first what kind of theme, or book order you want to have. If you want to have it a bookstore-style – then sorting the nonfiction books by subject and fiction books alphabetically by an author is also best for larger book collectors. If you want it by theme – then you can sort your books from topics to topics. And if you want to arrange your books by its color, then you can also play with the style.

3. Take care of oversized books

One way or another, books like to be supported. And having proper shelving is one way to ensure that they are. Well, if you have some oversized books, consider laying them flat instead of standing them up. With that manner, it will reduce the wear and tear on the spines. Just make sure to stack them in ascending order, so each book is entirely supported by the book beneath it.

4. Rotate books to spark new interest

We all love to read our books at home, but there are certain books that we really love to read over and over again. Well, if you have that kind of book, why not try rotating it for a new twist of arrangement? You can have it off the shelf and put it on your coffee table, or in a little pile beside your bed, and/or any other places where you can definitely notice it. With that, it will be easier for you to remember that you will be going to have a good read once again.

5. Special care for rare books

Usually, people who love to collect books have a particular book that is distinctive from any other books they have at home. And basically, if you have this kind of book that you really cherish a lot, then you have to make sure that it is not placed in direct sunlight since it can bleach the covers. Moreover, you have to take precautions to protect your investments.

6. Put a bookend on it

You definitely can protect your book even if you don’t have any bookshelves at all. All you have to do is secure a bookend and place it on both ends. Using of bookends is a simple hack perfect for adding a small collection of your favorite books to space without bookshelves. And mind you, it is going to be a lifesaver. Of course, you can have your books even in the kitchen – keeping a seasonal selection of cookbooks within reach on the counter.

7. Get inspired while you work

When you are feeling down, and you don’t have the right motivation to work on the task that you are working on, then why not try reading your favorite book first. Flipping through a stack of inspiring books can be a quick and easy way to spark new ideas.

Advantages Of Building Your Own Home

A lot of people dream of owning their own home and nowadays, there are various ways of achieving this dream. Although a growing number of people are discovering the joys of living in condominiums, there is still a significant number who prefer to have a landed house or a house that is built on a lot. For some people, owning a condominium unit is different from really owning a complete structure on a land that you also own.

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For those who aim for a landed house, there are two different paths towards acquiring their home – buying house and lot packages or purchasing lot for sale in the Philippines and then designing and building their own house. If you are considering the latter, then below are some of the advantages of this option.

  •          Your own design. The biggest advantage of building your own home is that you get to design it. You do not have to choose from any house template; you can just look for ideas from various resources and then come up with your own house design. Even if you do not know much about technical stuff, you can simply express your preferences to your architect and designer and they can help you come up with something that fits your idea.
  •          Your own timeline. When building your own home, you are not under any strict timeline. Once you have purchased a land for sale, you can start as soon as you want or you can delay it if necessary. If you are under a targeting an early date, you can adjust your resources so that construction can finish earlier or if you have a tight budget, you can postpone or delay it until additional budget is available.
  •          You can specify and customize everything. You can specify everything – from the smallest detail to the overall concept. Unlike with developer-built houses where most fixtures and finishing materials are predetermined according to their design, you can choose every single material that you want used in your house.
  •          You can save on costs. If you know some people who would be willing to give you discounts, then you might be able to save more if you build your own house. Many people have enjoyed free services of architects, engineers, and designers that they know in building their own house. You might even know someone who owns a construction company or even a hardware company and could provide you with huge discounts on their products and services.