If you’re up to your eyeballs in clutter and feel you’re finally ready to nurture your home so it can nurture you, there’s no better time to get started. Simply follow these 3 Tips to Live Clutter-Free and watch the many positive ways less clutter manifests positive flow.
“Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.”
3 tips to live clutter-free
Begin your decluttering project by perusing each room. Scan every wall, corner, nook, and cranny. Pay attention to where your eyes hesitate. The hesitation is showing you where you need less.
Your mind will wage a battle with you. Prepare for internal conflict.
I might lose weight, though.
but, my mother-in-law gave it to me.
this was too expensive to let go.
Ignore the monkey-mind and strike while the iron is hot. It’ll be easier than you think if you simply focus on these three tips.
1 | question the item
Do I love you?
do i use you?
if i discovered you right now, would i buy you?
2 | Donate or ditch
Containers with missing lids and clothes with broken zippers are not adding value to your life. But, books you’ve read and clothes you don’t wear will add value to someone else’s. Donate the good stuff. Ditch what you can’t fix.
3 | Scan and shred
Block-off a weekend to scan, upload, and shred your files and receipts. Think of the scenario where your home is in the path of a natural disaster. Would your paper files and receipts survive? Most likely not. Dropbox + Google Drive are your new best friends.
If you don’t love it or use it, let it go. Question each item. Donate or ditch the things giving you pause. And scan + shred important documents. Simplify. For a deeper dive, read Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White. I promise completing these three decluttering phases will gift you with more time, focus, and energy for the things that matter most. –xo
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