Learning how to live clutter-free with three simple steps will open the door to the calm, rewarding lifestyle we so deserve. Keeping things simple fosters a calm peace of mind. If we aspire to cleanse our life of nonsensical possessions that are weighing us down, we have to experience some short-term pain to receive long-term pleasure.
We live in a world where instant gratification and hyper-consumerism run amuck. There’s obviously nothing wrong with wanting nice things; it’s continually attempting to fill an emotional hole with far too many things that create the problem.
If you have negative feelings associated with your cluttered space, you can absolutely break free of it with three simple steps.
Step One • Ask Yourself 3 Questions
Scan your home. Pay close attention to where your eyes hesitate. This hesitation is telling you how you truly feel about that particular space and the objects in it.
Internal conflict might arise: ‘Should I keep this because it was expensive …because it was a gift …because my child made it?’
Ignore your anxiety and ask yourself three simpler questions:
Step Two • Donate
Worn-out clothes, broken electronics, containers with missing lids, books you’ve already read — it’s all clogged chi (negative energy). If it’s not adding value, it doesn’t belong in your life.
Create a donation box. Tackle one room at a time. Schedule your donations pick-up.
There are tons of charitable organizations willing to salvage and repurpose your well-loved items. My personal favorite is Vietnam Veterans of America.
Step Three • Scan + Shred
Do you have piles of files? If your home was ravaged by a natural disaster would you need those files?
Meet your new best friend, Dropbox.
Spend a weekend scanning your files and receipts into your secured virtual file cabinet. It’s so much easier to find electronic receipts than digging through stacks of papers. And you’ll be able to access your files on the go via the Dropbox app!
The Big Takeaway
The big takeaway from living clutter-free? If you don’t love it or use it, let it go. You’ll be amazed how a little decluttering will manifest positivity in your health, relationships, and career.
…And if you need a little extra inspiration, check out The Minimalist’s Blog: Our 21-Day Journey Into Minimalism. It’s an absolute game changer.
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