“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris
It’s time to test how sold you are on you…
- Do you own things you hate, like clothes, books, and furniture?
- Do you own things you don’t like?
- Do you own things that are broken?
- Do you own things you don’t need anymore?
If yes, then you are not sold on you.
Because if you were sold on you, you would only own things you love, like, or that spark joy like Marie Kondō always says.
Ask yourself: Do I love all my things?
If not, it’s time to let them go.
How to start to declutter your home?
Start with the easy stuff. Clothes, books, and DVD’s first. Sentimental items last.
Broken things get either fixed or thrown away.
The clothes you haven’t worn in a year, give them away to people that need them.
Christmas presents you still don’t like, sell them on eBay.
The old sentimental items from your last relationship? If you don’t plan on getting back together, throw them away.
If you can’t decide or can’t let go of particular items, put them into a box. If you can’t remember what’s inside the box after a year, throw it all away.
Why decluttering is so important?
Because clutter is visually distracting and every time you look at messy stuff your energy gets zapped away from what’s truly important.
Decluttering is not about “I don’t want this,” it is about “I want this in my life, and I’m going to make sure that nothing else is in the way!”
Create time for what matters by getting rid of the unnecessary stuff.
- Either take one weekend and make a big clean up where you go through everything you own and be done with it.
- Or set aside 10 minutes a day to declutter a certain part of your house and then declutter your home over the next few weeks. Only 10 minutes a day. Use a calendar or the alarm on your phone to remind yourself. You can do it.