If you want to get your home and life better organized, you’re going to have to declutter your home. I know that some people think that all they need to do is toss a few things away and then buy storage boxes for the rest of the stuff, but that’s simply not going to cut it. In order to get truly organized, you need to let go of what does not serve you. Storing it in boxes in the basement, attic, closet or rental storage is not fully dealing with it.
In the course of our lifetimes, we bring a LOT of stuff into our homes. Think about all the daily stuff like mail, papers from school, magazines and catalogs, as well as all of our other stuff like clothes, toys, gadgets, kitchen stuff, bathroom stuff, make-up, tools, etc. The list goes on forever.
The problem starts when there is more coming into our lives than we’re letting out. You need to get rid of more than you bring in or it’s going to take over your home.
The bottom line is that you need to declutter your home and then you can organize what’s left.
One thing you can do today is learn how to stop clutter. Follow these simple ideas to stop any further clutter from coming into your home.
The next step is to learn how to
declutter your home. Follow these guidelines for how to sort through all the clutter and make decisions on what to toss and what to keep.
If you want to know why you should bother to get organized in the first place, you’ll want to read about the benefits of getting organized. Being organized doesn’t make you boring, it frees up time and space to have more fun!
Once you are on the road to getting organized you’ll want to read up on how to stay organized. You can’t just declutter your home one time and go about life as it was. You need to work in new routines that help you to keep things organized.
Clutter goes beyond the tangible items in your home. For some of us, we simply feel like we don’t have enough time to do the things we want to do. We’re bombarded with tv, computers, and an excess of activities. You may want to read a bit about how to
declutter your life.
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As you can see, there are a lot of areas to work on when you declutter your home and life. I hope that you find some support and inspiration here and begin your journey. Remember, decluttering your home is the bottom line in order to get organized.
Some Additional Decluttering Thoughts:
Where did this clutter come from?