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Simply Decluttering -- Simple Tips to Declutter Your Home

Cluttered Countertops Take Up Your Space.
Less Stuff Offers More Visual Freedom

I’m sure decluttering your home this year could be or should be a New Year’s Resolution for some. However, I have stopped with the resolutions. There’s nothing like beginning the new year with a lot of hopes and dreams just to have them fade away in a couple of weeks. Instead, begin the new year with a plan—be proactive not reactive. For a couple of years now, I’ve made a plan to declutter a room in my home every month of the year. Break down those large tasks screaming at you right into smaller more attainable goals. Your home didn’t get this way overnight. Unlike your losing weight resolution, decluttering your space can be made with ease AND be attainable! Do you know how you feel when you’ve had too much to eat? Kinda stuffed? You can’t move fast. Feel exhausted? That’s what makes your home feel cramped. You’re bursting out of your space! Hold your breathe--hold it in! Once your home has been decluttered, your life will have less stress and you will have more time in your daily work schedule. How can that be? Everything in your space will have a home. There’s no need to tear your home apart looking for “That Thing”. As a matter of fact, you will be able to do a daily Tidy 30 to put things into place every morning or evening before going to bed. This is an amazing feeling to wake up to a clean home before the day begins or go to bed at night with everything in its place.

Decluttering is a Simple Task when done properly. There’s no need to make stacks of everything while emptying your space on the floor. You don’t even have to make it an entire day, week or month. For a start, try picking up the first 21 items you see; find it’s home. It’s just that simple.

“I can do that!”

Another simple decluttering home tip ... take a trash bag, a box, and a basket to your designated space--drawer, cabinet, room. To begin your quick tidy, put all trash at first glance in your trash bag--expired bottles of stuff, paper wrappers, newspapers | magazines, rotten food from last week [ewwwww]. Your box will hold all your items that you don’t use or want anymore, but someone else might like it. This is your donation box. Keep a donation box in your home in an easy location that those in your home can place their items to be donated. Mark a date on the calendar to deliver your items to a donation center or call them for a pick up. If you haven’t used this item in the last 12 months, you most likely won’t miss it. But if you have a doubt about donating it, ask yourself these questions:

  1. If I donated this item now, would I miss it down the road?

  2. Would I buy this item again?

  3. How many of these items do I really need?

Now the basket...pick up an item--does it have a home in this designated space? If not, place it in the basket to take it to its designated home.

Remember OHIO. [Only Handle It Once]

Before leaving this space, make sure everything is in it’s designated space. Make sure it is not crowded; give it room to breathe. These are a few simple tips to get your home decluttered. If you want to learn more, please feel free to contact me for [1/1] Personalized Coaching for your decluttering style.

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