how to stop accumulating stuff at home

At home we normally accumulate things in the corridors, in the corners in the kitchen, children rooms and everywhere. We fill the storage room with boxes and you think I will soon throw it away, but time goes by and they’re still there.

That happen when suddenly you get the motivation to become minimalist and you pile up all the things that no longer have space in your life sometimes it’s just a few bags of clothes but most of the time it can be boxes and boxes of things you don’t use. It is important to get it out of the house as soon as possible, because until you have removed them from home you do not start to truly experience liberation and also because many times it is not easy to make the decision to let go of certain things and if once you have already had the courage to do so, you continue to see them every time you pass by because there is a good chance that you will put them back in your closet.

The reason why this happens to many people is not because you are lazy or stupid, what happens is that normally you do not know how to do it, we lack the information so when it comes to getting these things from home we face three main problems:
1-You do not want to throw everything away because there are many things that are in good condition and that can still be used even if you do not want or need it.
2- You have things that cannot be thrown into the normal container of your building or house like old phones, computers etc.
3- You have a lot of things to throw it away and you don’t know how to transport it.

With the things that can still be used we can do two things to sell or donate, if you have objects that are still in very good condition and have a certain value you can sell them in the second-hand market there are thousands of websites like Ebay where you can sell them but this takes time and dedication especially if there are many things you will have to value if it compensates you or not take it, the other option is to donate them but sometimes the charity organizations that are in charge of receiving this type of things are very busy because they received a lot of donations and are normally saturated but all this depends on the country where you live.

The best thing about donation is to look in your city where you can donate things, for example to homeless people, in the church, in places where you think they may need donations.

When you have things that do not go in the normal garbage, such as electrical, furniture or chemical products, the easiest thing is to call the company that collects the garbage in your city to request information. Usually the counties have a home collection service in case you do not have a car, of course it is a service that must be paid but it is worth it since they will take everything and you will not have to waste time thinking about where you can throw it away or donate it. It is important to separate the different types of things according to the materials that make them up because it is much easier recycle.

Well, now you no longer have an excuse, maybe you have the excuse that now with the quarantine due to the COVID- 2019 things get a little complicated, but don’t give up, you see that there are many options and there will be many more if you inform yourself, take action as soon as possible and stop accumulate garbage, the feeling of emptying your house of all those things is wonderful, you will see.


If you have any other ideas or advice that I have forgotten, leave it here below in a comment.

Thank you for reading

See you soon Ney

10 Tidy Habits That will Improve Your Life

It’s easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we’re able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.

Here’s the habit-building process that’s working for me:

  • Focus on building one habit per month.
  • Don’t give yourself a deadline: Some daily habits will be easier to build than others, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes to build the habit, as long as you build it.
  • Commit fully and don’t back down.
  • Go easy on yourself if you stumble. Instead of getting angry with yourself, use it as a learning experience. Figure out what caused you to stumble, deal with any external influences causing you problems, and try again.
  • Each time you hit a milestone—one week, one month, six months, etc.—reward yourself in some way. How is completely up to you.
  • Once you’re able to complete the habit without having to think about it, it’s time to move onto establishing your next habit.

Some habits who will improve your life are ;

  1. Make your bed (time commitment: 2 minutes). What else can you do in just a minute or two that will completely transform your entire room? It doesn’t really matter how messy the rest of the room happens to be; when the bed is made, your bedroom looks tidy. Simplify the task by choosing fuss-free bedding that is easy to straighten and by eliminating decorative pillows or throws.
  2. Clean the kitchen sink (time commitment: 10 – 15 minutes, 3 times a day). In the same way that a neatly made bed can transform the bedroom, a shiny, sparkling sink can be the difference between cluttered and cozy in the kitchen. Make it a habit to keep your sink clear — putting dishes straight into the dishwasher or hand-washing as you go.
  3. Toss your junk mail (time commitment: 1 minute). Sorting and tossing your junk mail, catalogs, and flyers the instant they come into the house can help keep paper clutter to a minimum and your mail pile under control. While our temptation is to throw the whole stack on the counter and get to it later, the truth is that tossing as you go takes only a few seconds.
  4. Pick up (time commitment: 10 minutes). This is a daily habit the whole family can participate in! Set an alert on your phone to remind you of “Operation Cleanup” each day, and for ten minutes, everyone in the house works to pick up any items left lying around. Cleanup time can be just before bed, right after school, or even first thing in the morning, as long as it is consistent.
  5. Keep the table clear (time commitment: 5 minutes). A messy, cluttered table not only brings disorder and chaos to an entire room; it disrupts mealtimes and inhibits families from sitting down to eat together. Make your table a clutter-free zone, and, if necessary, spend a few minutes keeping it clean and clear each day.
  6. Clear and wipe down your bathroom counters (time commitment: 3 minutes). Between the toothpaste, toothbrushes, makeup, hair products, and more, our bathrooms can easily become clutter zones without daily vigilance. Make it a daily habit to clear the counter as soon as you’re done getting ready for the day, and then take a moment to wipe down any mess you may have left behind.
  7. Do one load of laundry (time commitment: 3 minutes to start; 2 minutes to transfer; 5 minutes to fold). The never-ending pile of laundry can be a challenge for even the most diligent of homemakers. However, making it a daily habit to tackle just one load can help tame that beast and keep the laundry clutter under control. Start your load at the same time every day, and before you know it, you won’t even have to think about it.
  8. Put your clothes away (time commitment: 3 minutes). Clean clothes are wonderful, but not if they pile up on the counter or in the laundry basket and never actually make it to the closet or dresser. It only takes a few minutes to put away clothes that have been washed and folded, and it takes even less time to take care of the clothes you’re finished wearing for the day. Put them away as you’re changing, and your clothing clutter will be a thing of the past.
  9. Bring your inbox to zero (time commitment: 10 – 15 minutes). Physical clutter isn’t the only kind of clutter that can weigh us down on a daily basis. Developing a daily habit of conquering your inbox can greatly impact your sense of calm. Be quick to delete messages, and keep your responses brief and to the point.
  10. Plan your day (time commitment: 5 minutes). Five minutes in the morning to go over your schedule and create your to-do list for the day can spell the difference between actually getting things done and simply spinning your wheels. Make it a habit to pause and plan, and you’ll soon find you’re able to accomplish far more than ever before.

See you soon

Thanks for reading

Neylimar