We all have stuff in our space that we don’t even notice, until we think about getting organized. Then we start to question, “What if I need it someday?”, “Why did I buy this in the first place?”, “I wonder if it’s valuable?” But clutter slows you down and takes up space.
Clearing clutter is not “One Solution Fits All.” It can’t be done in one day. So, I decided to write a series of blogs to help you start thinking about how you can start to “Kiss Your Clutter Good Bye”. Follow along for different strategies to get rid of what is holding you back.
Act Like You Are Moving
What if you found out you had to move tomorrow? What would you take with you? What would you leave behind? Studies show that you use only 20% of what you own. What about the other 80%? Gather one type of item, maybe the towels in your crowded linen closet. Take out the bath towels you use often. Consider why you have the rest. Would you pay to have the extras shipped to your new home? How about something heavier, like books or tools? Try to:
- Think like a Home Stager. Uncluttered spaces make the best impression. Why not make the best impression for yourself.
- Imagine someone going through your closets or storage spaces. What would you not want people to see?
- Resist buying containers until after you have decluttered and you have a sense of what you need.
It works because you will determine what you need and not feel pressured to get rid of things you love or use. It’s also great practice for if you ever have to move.