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.
Make Organizing a Social Activity
I’ll bet you can find a friend who would also like to get more organized. Team up; take turns decluttering each other’s space. You will find the support you need, while also offering the same support to someone else. I often talk to stay-at-home moms who struggle to find enough time to complete a project like decluttering. With young children in your care, it is difficult to manage. Make a play date with another mom. While the kids play, you can focus on clearing some space. Look for:
- Someone who will encourage you.
- A partner who will let you have the final say as to what goes and what stays.
- A team that will set goals and celebrate their completion during each organizing date.
It works because your friend will not have an attachment to your things. They can nudge you to let go of things, if you are hesitating. Also, your project will take less time, with two people working. What’s the saying “Many hands make light work”. It’s true. And finally, many people like to tell the story of certain items before they let them go. Now you’ll have someone who will listen.