Do you often find yourself thinking you would like to live with less clutter in your life? Or maybe at the start of each new year you keep saying that is something you would like to do this year? Have you often thought about what it would be like to live with less clutter?
If this sounds like you then let me help you to take the first steps in making this a reality. Unfortunately I can’t just wave a magic wand and make this happen and it will require you to take some action yourself.
The first step is to grab a box or a bag and start walking through your house – usually a good place to start is in your main living areas but this is not essential. If you have a particular space that is particularly bothering you then you might like to start there first ie an office, bedroom or spare room even.
Start by putting things in your box/bag that you no longer need, love or want in your life.
If you are like me, another thing that can assist with the process, is to identify a number of items that you plan to collect ie 10 or 20 and make a start to collect that number of items. Naturally, you can add more or even have less, and remember that the number of items you end up collecting will be different for everyone. There is no hard and fast rule – it really is up to you!
Here are some ideas on the sort of items you might like to look for to get you started.
Now that you have walked around your house and put items in your box/bag, the next step is to work out what you are going to do with the items ie donate, throw out, return to their owner etc. Once you have worked this out it is time to take action and schedule time to do it!
The final step in the basic declutter challenge is to enjoy living with a bit less. If you feel so inclined feel free to continue and collect more today or another day as well. If you are content with what you have done then that too is okay!
For those of you who might like to take this challenge a bit further here is a link to another BLOG Decluttering – how do you know where to start?
As noted in the graphic above if you are keen for a bigger challenge then here is the link to cleaning out your junk drawer – Junk Drawer organisation in 5 easy steps
Good luck and if you have any questions along the way please don’t hesitate to
get in touch.
If you have time I would also love to hear how you go and how it is to live with less clutter in your life!