Co-founders of Carousell, Quek Siu Rui, Marcus Tan and Lucas Ngoo share quick and easy tips to help you de-clutter to usher in the Lunar New Year.

Tips To De-Clutter the Home

1. A little goes a long way

A progressive approach to cleaning up is great for de-cluttering. Set aside 15 minutes each day to identify 5 things in your home that you no longer need and place them in a cardboard box. Keep doing this every day and you’ll have a box full of Carousell-worthy items in no time!

2. Compartmentalise

Avoid procrastinating dealing with your mess by assembling 3 boxes. Label them “Give Away / Sell”, “Throw” and “Put Away”. Pick up your unwanted items and organise them into these three categories. This forces you to make a decision on how to deal with the stuff immediately.

3. Closet clean-out

The first step to a neater closet is to identify clothes that we rarely or never wear anymore. To do this, arrange your clothes on hangers and hang them in your wardrobe with the hangers all facing forward. As you pull clothes out to wear, place them back in your closet with the hangers facing backward. After a month or two, you’ll be able to tell which items aren’t getting as much attention. You can then consider maybe removing them from your line-up altogether.

4. Build good habits

To prevent clutter from building up again, it is important to build good habits for dealing with items around the house on a daily basis. Of course, after you’re done organising your clutter using the three tips above, try listing a couple of items a day for sale on Carousell for a neater home and extra cash in your pocket.

5. Sell your stuff

When a user wants to sell off their item, Carousell comes into play by providing an incredibly simple way to do that. Sellers only need to provide a listing photo, item title and item price, and the item is listed on the Carousell marketplace for sale! The whole listing process takes less than 30 seconds per item, and all you need is your smartphone and an internet connection to get started.

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