Keeping It Clean


Your home should always be a reflection of your personality. This isn’t just about the design and style choices, but also about what you choose to keep and what you want to throw away. It’s a simple fact that you can’t keep everything you’ve ever owned, but what do you decide to keep? Today we’re looking at how you can hold on to what’s important, and ditch the rest.

Do I Use It?

Though this isn’t always the best way to decide, it’s a good start. Look over everything in your home and ask yourself when the last time you used it was. Set a time limit, maybe six months or a year, and if you haven’t used it in that time, it might be time to get rid of it.
 
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Does It Have a Place?

Often with things like books or mugs, it’s easy to just constantly leave them out, whether they’re moving from table to table, crowded around the kitchen sink, or just thrown in a corner and forgotten. Take the time to gather up all the little things you normally don’t notice, and try to find a place for each of them. If there’s no place for them, then it’s time to go.
 
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Will I Miss It?

Of course, some things in your home are priceless, whether it be they’re attached to fond memories, or they’re a gift from a cherished loved one. Still, there’s a difference between real emotional attachment and simple nostalgia, so ask yourself if this is something that’s really important to you, or just a keepsake that’s been hanging around.
 
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At the end of the day, only you can tell yourself what you’re willing to throw away. Still, you can get lots of great ideas from myLJHooker, our free style guide. Check it out today to see what works for you.