Christina Hall's Easy Trick To Make Any Home Look Better In Minutes

In the world of home renovation, we often get wrapped up in the complexities of design, spending, and, sometimes, overdoing things. But what if the best home improvement hack was less about doing and more about "undoing"? HGTV star Christina Hall, the celebrated face behind "Christina on the Coast," unveils her secret: it's decluttering. Hall says this simple strategy can transform any living space in minutes.

Our homes are personal sanctuaries, reflecting our tastes, choices, and, sometimes, our procrastination. Clutter, more often than not, begins innocuously. An item left out on the counter, papers we promise ourselves we'll sort through "tomorrow," or those clothes we're convinced we'll wear someday. Before we know it, these little accumulations become overwhelming mounds, invading every inch of our homes and even our mental real estate. Indeed, according to Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, increased clutter is correlated with higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Amidst the mess, even the most beautifully designed homes lose their charm.

Christina Hall's experience in home renovation has led her to a revelation: simplicity often trumps extravagance. She believes, "Less is more, you don't need stuff everywhere" (via Distractify). Her mantra stands out refreshingly in a world driven by consumerism, where more stuff is often equated with success or satisfaction. She explains that decluttering can "make the biggest difference ever." By reducing the "stuff" in our surroundings, we are beautifying our homes and welcoming tranquility and simplicity instead of clutter, materialism, and general uselessness.

Decluttering: the zero-cost transformation

One of the most attractive qualities of decluttering, especially in a world where home renovation usually comes with hefty price tags, is that it's free. There's no need to purchase anything. On the contrary, you might even make some money if you sell items you no longer need! So, how do you embark on this transformative journey? 

Here's a step-by-step guide inspired by Hall's philosophy. Start small — the idea of decluttering your entire home can be daunting. Instead, focus on one space at a time, maybe a particular cabinet or drawer. Divide items into three categories: keep, discard, and donate/sell. Be ruthless in your evaluation. If you haven't used something in a year, chances are you won't miss it. Once you've decided on the items to keep, organize them efficiently. Use boxes and labels if necessary for storage items. Anything you no longer need, consider gifting it to your loved ones or donating it. If something cannot be used, gifted, or donated, please dispose of it appropriately. 

Decluttering isn't a one-time task, so make it a seasonal habit. Periodically assess your spaces, ensuring clutter doesn't creep back in. Once you've decluttered, step back and admire the difference. Especially as the days get shorter and colder, this is the perfect time to put away seasonal items and enjoy a tidy living space. Christina Hall has handed us the key to a quick transformation that rejuvenates our homes and minds. All this magic without even touching your wallet!