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Decluttering starts now

  • Sebastian Partogi

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 2 2020   /  11:42 am
Take it easy: To save yourself from exhaustion, declutter your home bit by bit, handling a few small items at a time. Every item that you remove causes your space feels less overwhelming and more manageable. (Shutterstock/SeventyFour)

As we stay home for longer than usual, we may notice that we begin to get irritated by the pile of clutter that we have left neglected since who knows when. It looks increasingly ugly to our eyes. Now that many people are working from home and spending most of their leisure hours there as well because of COVID-19, it seems that we finally have time on our side to declutter our homes. Simply put, decluttering is removing the things you no longer need from your home. Getting started is often the most difficult part. But there are ways to motivate yourself. Shandra Kusuma Dewi, a 30-year-old state-owned enterprise employee, said she had successfully started decluttering her home while social restrictions were in place. “Hoarding a pile of stuff in your house makes your home more prone to attacks by ants and termites. My neighbor twice discovered snakes hiding in her pile o...