Decluttering can be as simple as just starting. Try these three ways to declutter to help you on your journey to decluttering.
Before we get into the 3 ways, I want to talk a bit about the positive outcome it brings to our lives. With less stuff in our homes to manage we are less stressed and we even have more time to do what we love. The problem is the following, just how many of us know where to start or even how to declutter? When we first start our journey to declutter it can feel overwhelming so I hope I can help you with these 3 choices you have in starting to declutter your home and life.
For all those who love to plan and organise then this is for you. Take a pen and paper or wherever you write your notes and plans and start to write a plan of action. Note down your most problematic areas and move towards the least problematic areas.
Then see how much time you can allocate to decluttering and set a plan to tackle each room on what days and times. The best thing to do is to leave more time than you think you will need so you don’t stress about getting it done all in one go.
Decluttering is a process an ongoing process so our aim is not to get rid of it all at once and get ourselves overwhelmed and stressed.
If you just procrastinate and find excuses, well just get started. Pick anywhere or any room and just do what you can for as long as you can. If you get tired after 15 mins that’s ok, you can continue later or the next day.
However, it goes, you just need to start and do bit by bit. Maybe start with a single draw or one shelf, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you stop procrastinating and get started.
Once you start you will see that things will start to improve and you will want to keep going too.
This method will help those that really don’t have much time but really want to start decluttering. This is actually my favourite method lately as it helps me stay on top of decluttering and makes me feel like I am still getting a lot of stuff out of the house.
So, this method is allocating just a few minutes to declutter while you are doing other household chores like cooking. While I cook, I spend at least 10 mins going through the kitchen drawers or pantry or cupboards and see if there is anything I can declutter.
Another time I apply this method is when I fold the laundry and go to put it back, I quickly check the closet or drawer if there is anything that needs to go and then I put back the clothes.
You see by doing this as you go, you don’t even notice that you are decluttering. Before you go to bed, do a quick declutter of your night stand, before you put the groceries in the fridge do a quick declutter of the shelves and door of the fridge and freezer. There are many ways for you to find a few minutes here and there to get some decluttering into your daily routine.
If you want to make a huge difference with your decluttering, I highly suggest signing up to my FREE 5-day declutter challenge. It is totally FREE and withing a few days you will see such a huge impact that you will want to continue. Sign up now!