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.
Put Like-Items Together
For a true visual of what you own, gather like-items. After you’re finished grouping, you can contain each collection. Assign dresser drawers to hold a certain type of item and label each pantry shelf as to what should be stored there. Once you have grouped like items, consider the stuff that is left. This is the hardest part. Those odd pieces will challenge you. Don’t give up! Here are some tips to help you out:
- Don’t limit yourself to one room of the house. Gather items like office supplies from everywhere.
- If you find two of the same thing, keep the newest, best one and consider letting go of the other.
- Start with a clean surface, like a drawer or shelf, then only replace the items that you use.
It works because once you have gathered all like-items you’ll know what you have, or should I say what you have too much of. With homes for like-items you won’t struggle to find items and won’t buy things to replace items you can’t find.