How to declutter your home with this simple technique.
Decluttering your home is a scary step to take. It’s not easy to declutter a lifetime of possessions in order to make room for your desired lifestyle. Removing clutter will remove obstacles to the things you want to do on a daily basis.
Make no mistake, decluttering your home will end up in your having a new lifestyle. Less housework, less time searching for lost items, less concern over visitors, a clearer mind and a healthier body (this last due to less dust) are highly desirable results.
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The first thing you need to do is clear a table or section of floor. On this surface, place three boxes.
Label these boxes – box one is “charity shop”, box 2 is “rubbish”, box three is “find a home for”.
Also place upon the table these items: a spray cleaner, rags, a brush and dustpan, and a duster.
Now, start with one drawer. Yes, just one drawer. Stop looking at the whole house or even the whole room, and start looking at just one drawer or shelf at a time. If you can remove the drawer and take it to the table you have your boxes on, so much the better.
Empty the drawer onto the table. Sometimes you can only do this a bit at a time. This psychologically removes the objects ready to be sorted .. if you try to sort from the drawer, the temptation to leave items in the drawer is psychologically too hard to resist.
Sort the items according to this agenda:
Is the item broken or not working? Test pens and textas. Anything broken or not working must be put into the “rubbish” box. Do NOT keep items that you may fix one day.
Is the item working and in good condition? Has it been used in the last 12 months? If the answer to both of these questions is “yes”, then the item goes into the “find a home for” box.
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