Things will scare you this month, decluttering doesn’t have to be one of them.
Decluttering doesn’t have to be a scary, overwhelming experience. Here are some tips for scare-free decluttering:
First Pass Trash: Take a garbage bag and walk around collecting trash only. Obvious trash, no decision making here.
Decluttering is a muscle that builds up over time. Starting with trash, (no decision making!), is the best way to start. You will be successful right away and have nothing to lose – other than the literal trash in your home.
Gradual Decluttering: Tracy Lynn has coined this term and the basics of it is to keep a cardboard box in a room and put something in it every time you see the box. This can happen over a span of days or a few weeks. When the box is full, donate it. Her plan also starts with removing trash and recyclables first.
The things is, small wins add up and decluttering doesn’t have to be scary or require a whole afternoon. You can get things accomplished at a slower pace, and avoid overwhelm.
30 Day Game You can get rid of one-item-a-day for 30 days or do the Minimalists’ 30 Day Minimalism Game and get rid of one item on day one, two items on day two, three items on day three and so on. Complete 30 days that way and 465 items will have left your home at the end of the month! That’s a lot of stuff!
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You are enough and you have enough, I’m glad we’ve had this talk!