Do you ever look around your home and feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you’ve accumulated?
Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.
More than half of the American population— 51.8% according to ebates— engage in retail therapy.
The unfortunate side effect is more things hanging around your home.
I am no different, so I will be using these tips as well.
These are taken from Mind Over Clutter by Nicola Lewis. Grab a copy of the book here.
First, remove everything from the room with the exception of your furniture.
The reason for this is that smaller items can escape this process.
Second, sort through your items and create four separate piles.
Keep the things that you use at least once a month and sort everything else into the three other piles; donate, sell, or throw away.
If you find something in it’s original packaging, you aren’t using it, so get rid of it.
Next, clean the whole room from top to bottom.
Since all the items have been removed from the room, it’ll be easier to clean the insides of drawers and high shelves.
Finally, carefully put everything you’re keeping back into the room.
The whole purpose is bring peace of mind, so take extra care on this step.
Remember, a place for everything and everything in its place.
Until next time.