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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.

6 Worst Case Scenarios You Might Encounter In Home Searching

If you think that searching for a home is a piece of cake, then you better think again. Even if you want to invest in house and lot or a condo in Quezon City when you are not careful on the things and decisions that you make, you will encounter troubles in the long run. And I’m sure you don’t want that to happen to you, right? As a home investor, you have to know the things that should and should not do for you to avoid unwanted situations.

When you are a first-time buyer, there will always be new situations that will come your way. You might be familiar with some things, but you cannot avoid situations that can compromise the real estate transactions that you have.  However, you can avoid these situations if you know how to approach those circumstances. Some of you here might wonder and ask; what kind of situations that a first-time homebuyer encounter?

When searching

Whether you believe it or not, there will be hundreds to thousands of real estate property that you can choose. Whether it is an apartment, condo, or a house and lot, there will be lots of them in online real estate listings. And mind you, if you are not careful enough in choosing the right home, then you might regret it later on. Searching for the right home is also a hassle on our part. Of course, you should choose a place where it can fit your lifestyle. And I’ll tell you, even if there are thousands of available places, only a few may suit your needs and preferences.

The upfront costs

One of the deciding factors most home investors usually depend on is the upfront costs. Even if it fits perfectly into your standard, if the upfront cost of the property is too expensive for you to pay, then you might not get what you want to have. And if you are slow when it comes to your decisions about whether or not you are going to pursue on having it even with its high price, then someone will get the property instead. If you’re going to choose a particular property, then you have to make sure that you have enough budget for you to own that kind of property.

A quirky landlord

If you are a kind of person who does not want to be under control over a landlord or a property manager, then you better choose to buy instead of renting. Yes, landlords are quirky at times, but they also have the right especially when their tenants are hard headed when it comes to following the policies and with their monthly dues.

Outdate amenities

Whether you like it or not, not all properties that you invest have the best facilities in their place. And one of the reasons why some property owners don’t invest in a state-of-the-art amenities, it is because even if the amenities are not that classy, there are still people who are willing to invest in that particular home, for as long as the appliance are clean and functioning. However, if you are a kind of person who wants more than the basic needs, then you better find a place that can fit your standard.

When damages are not taken care of immediately

There are some of you here might have experience moving into their new home even if they know that there are still some damages that need repair. Well perhaps, they just move in since the property is all set and they need to move out of their old house ASAP. However, there are also times that the damages are not taken care of immediately. The damages will get bigger and bigger. And mind you, it will be going to be one of your headaches if not taken care of immediately.

Partying neighbours

There will always be times that you cannot control the situations around the neighborhood, especially when they are going to host a party. Of course, you don’t want to be labeled as “killjoy” right? Hence, you have to endure the noise until the end of the party.

Remember, in every situation that you encounter, it may bring you good or bad. It will always be up to you on how you are going to handle unwanted situations that you might face in the long run.

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