Do you really need all the things that you have right now?
Ask yourself, whether your belongings truly help you live in the present or if they prevent you from doing so.
Am not trying to be rude here but come on… take a look at your wardrobe for example how many clothes are there that you haven’t wore in last two months or so? …
Am not saying throw away everything. What am trying to say is just start decluttering.
Simply put, decide what you want to keep and discard what you don’t want to keep.
Why should I declutter? You ask,
Because your space should be filled with things that you truly love and a tidy home will improve both your body and mind.
Before you can begin to tidy up, first you need a vision for your ideal life and your living space. Before reading further, take a moment to visualize what that would look like.
A tidy environment is one where you can efficiently access the things you need and like, which is why it’s so important to first understand what it is that you want.
Letting go of something that no longer serves a purpose – and welcoming something new in its place – can be deeply therapeutic.
TIP 1: As you are sorting, focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to throw out.
By discarding and re-organizing your belongings, you will effectively get rid of all the dust that has settled over time, thus bringing fresh air into your house.
When you begin the process of tidying, start with the easiest categories, e.g., clothes, books, documents, miscellaneous items, etc., and end with your sentimental items.
Photos are the most difficult because of the sheer volume and emotional value. Be sure to keep the ones you remember taking and relive the excitement of that moment.
Create a comforting environment by surrounding yourself with neatly organized things that make you happy.
Strive for simplicity and visual order when storing and organizing. Consider carefully how you feel whenever you use or look at your belongings in the space you’ve designated for them.
Start with your wardrobe:
Becuase it’s easiest place to start and it gives you the momentum you need.
Try organizing your clothes in a way that is visually appealing to you. Once you’re done in there then move on to any area you’d like.
TIP 2: Don’t try to declutter the entire place in a day. Take baby steps.
Many people find the idea of maintaining a tidy home daunting. After all, doesn’t it seem like a lifetime of effort? But they’re simply thinking about it the wrong way.
Throwing things out:
It can be difficult to part with your belongings, even the ones for which you have no need.
TIP 3: Be clear about the purpose of each item and get rid of things that have outlived that purpose.
For example; Gifts and greeting cards have a purpose: they are gestures from friends and loved ones to show you that they care. But once this message has been conveyed, isn’t it time to let them go?
We have far more stuff than we need or want and which makes decluttering sounds daunting.
So when it comes to decluttering take one step at a time.
By cutting away the unnecessary we get more physical and mental breathing room.
Decluttering isn’t just about freeing up extra space – it’s about redirecting our time, energy and money to the things that really make life worth living.
Do you find decluttering daunting?
Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
If this post helps you please share with your friends and family.