Ridding your home of unnecessary clutter can be a very satisfying experience, as it relieves you of the burden of storing and maintaining items that you no longer need or want. It also frees up lots of space in your home and thus gives it a more spacious and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

However, the idea of spending days—if not weeks—sorting through piles and piles of clutter can be a deterrent for a lot of people. If you're fed of up the amount of 'stuff' around your home but are hesitant to begin de-cluttering, for fear that it will take far too long, here are a few tips which should enable you to get rid of your clutter quickly and efficiently.

Hire a large skip bin

One of the reasons that de-cluttering can take such a long time is that it often necessitates many journeys to and from the landfill, in order to throw away all of the items that you want to get rid of. These trips use up your precious free time and energy that you might otherwise have spent working your way through the rest of your clutter.

The solution to this is simple; check online or in your local business directory for a skip bin for hire in your area. The bin hire company will drop off the bin at your place of residence and then collect it (and its contents) on an agreed-upon date. This will mean that each time you fill up yet another rubbish bag with items that you want to throw away, all you'll have to do is pop the bag into the bin that's positioned just outside your front door. The time you would have wasted travelling back and forth from the landfill can instead be used to de-clutter. If you have a big home filled with a huge amount of 'stuff', hiring a skip bin could easily shave at least a couple of days off of the de-cluttering process.

Take a strategic approach

Wandering aimlessly around your home, picking up items at random, will make this process extremely slow and drawn-out. It's also likely to sap your motivation, as this approach will mean that it will take quite a while for the progress you make in any one room to become visible. This loss of motivation may, in turn, affect your efficiency levels and slow the process down even further.

As such, it's important to take a strategic approach. Commit to de-cluttering one room at a time and set yourself goals for each individual room. For example, say you have a bedroom filled to the brim with several decades' worth of clothing and footwear. Your main goal for this area of your home might be to throw out or donate at least 50 garments and 20 pairs of shoes. Having these specific aims will help you to keep working in a fast and focused manner, even when surrounded by an overwhelming amount of clutter.

Moreover, the surge of joy you'll feel at seeing a previously chaotic and cluttered bedroom transformed into a neat and tidy space will give the motivation you need to work at a quick pace when it comes to tackling the next room.