Decluttering isn’t easy for everybody. Living in a home that doesn’t have any clutter sounds great but it can be hard to get rid of things especially if you are the kind of person who gets attached to things and cannot let go easily. Sentimental things can be very hard to let go. How will you know which items to save and which items to get rid of? Here are some declutter tips to help make the process easier for you.
Don’t forget to practice.
It’s always hard at the beginning. But the longer you declutter your home and make clean and organized spaces, you’ll eventually find it easier to let go of things. You’ll discover that you won’t miss the things that you got rid of and that it’s not that hard to say goodbye to them at all. If you find yourself in that place at the start of the process and you feel overwhelmed with all of the clutter, trust in the process and know that it will get easier.
Ask yourself what you want to keep instead of what you want to get rid of
If you start the decluttering process thinking that you are getting rid of everything and you just want to determine which items you wish to keep, it will be a lot easier for you to part with those things. For example, if you have lots of books, pile them all up in your living room and have a mindset that you’ll be donating all of them. Then go through all of your books and take out all the titles that you really like. Once that happens, you’ll eventually end up with a few books that you really love the most.
Think about the people who could benefit from the things that you no longer use
There are many practical people in this world and you may be one of those who have a hard time letting go of things that are still in good working condition. What may be clutter for you could be useful for someone else. Check with the food pantries or shelters in your area and find out if they need any of the things that you are planning to get rid of but still in good shape. Local schools or churches may know of some families who need these things. They will greatly benefit from the items that you are ready to give. The items that you are planning to get rid will be a blessing to those who will receive it and this will make letting go a lot easier for you.
Imagine the “after”
Think about all the reasons why you started to declutter in the first place. Imagine yourself feeling great in a home that is clutter free, welcoming, and serene. You can even create a board of inspiration in Pinterest. This will help remind you of the kind of space that you want to have after decluttering- an organized home.
Do A Test Run
Do a test run if you are anxious about letting go of certain things as you do your home organizing. Place the items you want to let go in a bag or box and store them in a basement or in any area that is out of your way. Add a reminder on your phone for a month. If you didn’t miss the items that you placed in the box then it’s time for you to let it go.
Be Thankful and Move On
Remind yourself that the things you need to let go have already served their purpose. Just be thankful that you got the chance to hold on to them for a while. Recognize that these items have done their job and the time has come for you to let them go and move on.
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