Today we talked to our interior design correspondent Gwendoline Alderton about how to organise your home. There are ways to organise a cluttered home according to which 'clutter personality' you are, and knowing which personality you are will help you to keep your home tidy.
One personality is the 'just in case' personality, where people keep things lying around in case they need them. Usually people with this personality will have tubs and boxes of things with useless objects in them, such as elastic bands and paperclips. To help you get organised you could organise individual boxes for individual things, such as a specific box for paperclips and another one for elastic bands.
Another personality is the 'this item might still be worth money' personality, who keeps items because they still might have financial value. If you think this personality is you, you could check how much your items are worth in reality so you can decide whether to keep them or not.
There is also the 'sentimental' personality type, which is where people keep things such as ticket stubs and receipts because they have some perceived sentimental value or because they remind the person of memories. One way to organise if you have this personality is to keep all these things in a special box, so they don't slowly take over your house.
Related to this personality is the 'collector' personality, where people have a collection which they keep adding to, thus creating clutter. A way to curb this personality is to display the collection openly, to keep them out of dusty boxes in the attic.
The final personality is the 'liking things which are new' personality. These people are bad at getting rid of things but always buy new things, and therefore run out of space. A good way to combat this is to have a 'one in one out' policy, where you get rid of something every time you buy something new.
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