I’ve always been the kind of person who gets slightly antsy at the sight of clutter. Some people find they’re more creative in a disorganized environment, but I notice that clutter increases my stress levels and makes me less productive. For a lot of us, a cluttered home causes discontent and even agitation because things get lost more easily, and it begins to feel like your possessions own you, rather than the other way round.
But even for those of us who know we need to declutter, sometimes we can’t bear to face the stuff we’ve accumulated because of the time it’ll take to go through it all. After all, choosing what to keep and what to toss is a daunting process. We all have things we hold on to that we don’t exactly need, either because it was a gift, it holds sentimental value, or it was just downright expensive and giving it away would feel like a waste.
I’m here to tell you that the decluttering process doesn’t need to be so complicated.
Everyone has their own strategies for decluttering, the most popular being those outlined in Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but today I’m sharing my own practical tips for tackling the tough decisions and simplifying the whole decluttering process.
By the way, there’s a free 12-page eBook to guide you through this process (you’re welcome), so make sure you grab a copy of that before you leave. Okay, let’s do this!