The Very Best Decluttering Plan

Other than the obvious benefits, a good declutter also has restorative benefits. Getting closets and shelves in order can feel as if the rest of your life is falling into place as well. Decluttering can be difficult, however, so following the advice below can help to get you on the right path.

Cut yourself some slack.

Do your best and, in the end, remind yourself that you are doing your best. Every little bit helps!

Start small.

Having lofty aspirations is fine, but remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take small steps and just keep moving forward.

Divide your home into sections.

The psychological benefits from transforming one space at a time tend to boost people’s momentum, so chunk the projects by room, then area within the room. When you find things that belong in other areas, it is easier for relocation.

Ask the hard questions first.

Not everything is supposed to be kept. Many times we use the “real estate” within our homes to keep items that are best evicted. So, ask yourself honestly if you need it before you take the time to find it a new home!

Let go of the guilt…

Gifts from loved ones are the number one guilt-laced items taking up space in our homes. If you do not use it, hate it, or hide it in the closet- get rid of it!

For every item that comes in, throw something out.

The “one in, one out” rule helps avoid future clutter. New shirt, toss an old one. New shoes, toss the scuffed ones. You can throw out, give to a friend, or give the items to charity.

Top off your declutter with good vibes and plenty of plants.

Live plants and flowers can increase the harmony and positive energy within your home. It also brings oxygen into the environment. Once you fill your home with plants, open the shades and let the sun shine in.