Declutter with Taran | Quarantine Life

WEEK 7 of lock-down and like many of you, I’m still trying to figure out how I can keep my mind occupied... So I decided to de-clutter my room and what a great decision that was!


I have a little bit of a problem, where I end up hoarding cardboard delivery boxes (I know) to the point where my bedroom starts looking like a warehouse. I thought this was a great time to empty out my room and get rid of all the things I didn't need as I also have a long-term plan to up-cycle and redecorate too (eventually)...


DE-CLUTTERING

The first step was to get rid of all unwanted and unused clothes, so I cleared out my wardrobe which was in quite a messy state to say the least!


Whilst doing this, I packed a charity bag full of clothes in good condition (next to new/unused) and organised my wardrobe so that it was easy for me to locate the items I reach for the most.


Taran's Tips:

  • Roll your clothes when putting them away into a chest of drawers or in the small IKEA wardrobe tidies as you get a lot more use of the space!

  • Organise your wardrobe seasonally, so for instance put away your winter/autumn clothes to the back of your wardrobe if they aren't going to be use for the summer/spring season

  • Vacuum packing; firstly how did i not discover this gem before? Where has this been my entire life? This is a life saver and a space saver, it worked wonders for when I packed away my Indian outfits (as you know they are super heavy and embroidered to the max, with a lot of fabric) and duvets! (Be sure to let your clothes be aired out every 3-6 months to ensure they don't loose shape)


Check out the before and after below:



The next step was literally turning my entire room upside down and that is exactly what I did as you'll see in the short VLOG I filmed for you guys to watch. Honestly, the initial moment I made the mess I regretted it and thought to myself why do I not just throw the delivery boxes and put thngs away from the off?


I was being a little harsh on myself, so I pulled myself together by getting myself a glass of OJ and a classic playlist on.


I found a lot of old things that I hadn't used for years which were taking up additional space, such as old soap making kits (Yes, I did make organic soap at home at one point), expired make-up and boxes of old school/college folders.


One thing I can say, after the de-clutter my mind felt a lot less stressed, I felt more relaxed and I definitely did my part for recycling!


If you have OCD and cannot deal with a heap of mess, then you may find this VLOG a little stressful to begin with. I promise it gets better and eventually ends up being a satisfying watch!


Here is the before photo when I tipped my room upside down to get rid of everything I didn’t need:


Below is the final result after the declutter! After a long two days I was finally able to relax!



Here's the VLOG on how my de-clutter went:



If you want to share how you like to de-clutter or if you have any storage tips then leave a comment below and don't forget to share this post!

Hope you enjoyed this post.


Love,

Taran x

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