When I start a new project, I need more space – not only in my mind but also in my physical environment. Cleaning up your workplace will unlock creative thinking, let you focus on the topic. When I conduct coaching sessions or workshops with a group of people, I always remove all unnecessary objects from my desk and field of view. I know that they could distract me in a situation for which I will need extra focus when explaining the subject or actively listening to the audience.

It seems like the bigger space you live in, the more you will accumulate. It creeps up on you over time. You buy stuff for your kids, your house, your spouse, and even yourself. Next thing you know, you have clutter. Here, there are tips to help you declutter.

  1. Invest in Containers
    Sometimes, the problem is not the amount of stuff you have, but where you put it. When you put your unused items in containers, this is an orderly way to organize your possessions. You still may need to shed some items, but at least keeping them in containers can help in the short term.

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  1. Keep a Journal of the Steps You Took
    When you go through the process of de-cluttering, write down what worked for you as well as any challenges you faced. This could be used to help other people and you could even turn to do this into a business. If you decide to go that route, consider finding a job with an experienced organizer. After you get some experience, you can go out on your own.
  2. Items Are Not Memories
    Many people hang onto items because they remind them of the past or someone they knew. Items are not your memories. They are just items. Your memories will be there whether the item is still with you or not. This can be difficult for people to accept. But, it’s a great first step when trying to declutter. If you can get rid of these sentimental items, everything else will be a walk in the park, so to speak.
  3. Think Before Buying
    Do you really need this new acquisition to bring into your home or is this an impulsive decision led by a momentary emotion? Have you fell under the spell of advertising or are influenced by your friend`s example? Or is this an irresistible sale, a unique opportunity to get the thing? But, how will you feel about your purchase tomorrow or in a month? How often will you use it and do you have room for it?
  4. Consider Donating Old Items
    If you find it difficult to throw items out, consider donating them instead. At least someone else will get use of them and you will feel less guilty. You may not be able to do this with every item you own. But, even a few can make a difference.

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  1. Take a Seminar
    You can learn from others who are organization experts. They have techniques and methods that can help you figure out the right ways to dispose of your items. There is likely to be a seminar in your local area. Many of these organizers may offer to come to your house for an extra fee.
  2. Offsite Storage
    If you need to hang onto items but you don’t have an immediate need for them, consider renting out storage. The storage industry has become competitive so you should be able to find some great deals. Shop around and check online for deals. Call various storage facilities and pit them against each other on price.

How to start methodically to declutter your house in 3 steps:

DECLUTTER YOUR HOUSE IN 3 STEPS

Is clutter your problem? Which one of the hints here would be worth your attention?

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I wish you a productive day,

Aleksandra

 


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