They say you can’t reach for anything new if your hand(or your home) is full of yesterday’s junk. You also have more to clean, more to organise, and more things to stress about. Today is the time to de-clutter your home and live a more simplified life.
Maybe you are always attempting to get rid of all the clutter, but one question that plagues you all the time is, “Where in the world do I begin?”
The idea itself is overwhelming, but it does not need to be as difficult as others make it to be. In fact, there many creative ways to get started:
The Closet Hanger Experiment
Hang all your clothes with hangers in a different direction. After wearing and washing a piece of clothing, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the other direction. After a few months or so, you will see which of the clothes you can easily donate, throw, or put in a self-storage unit.
You can apply this principle to other things in the home, such as toys, tools, craft items, cleaners, and linens.
The 10-10-10 Challenge
Take the 10-10-10 Challenge. Find 10 things to throw away, 10 items to keep and store, and 10 items to donate. It’s a simple task and can be a fun way to organise 30 items in your house quick and easy.
This challenge can also become a quick competition among members of the family—and the kids do not need to be too old to join in as well.
The Traveller’s Method
Maybe it would be easier to use the Traveller’s Method for your de-cluttering project. When you pack for a trip, you limit yourself to one or two pieces of luggage. What doesn’t fit will not come with you on the trip, right?
You can apply this in the de-cluttering process. Simply lessen the amount of places to accumulate clutter. For instance, limit the toiletries in one caddy or limit the office supplies in one container. The lesser amount of space will prevent you from taking too much of what you do not really need.
There is a beautiful world of freshness and freedom hiding beneath all that clutter. Get rid of your “yesterday’s junk” today—right now.