Most people tend to accumulate some form of clutter during their lifetime.
It causes a myriad of emotions, making people feel anxious, guilty, embarrassed, overwhelmed and depressed.
The word ‘clutter’ covers a wide range of things we keep and are extremely varied; it depends on our individual circumstances and personalities as to what we keep.
The amount we keep is also varied and for some it only takes a bit of clutter for us to feel out of control, for others it takes a lot.
No matter where you are on the spectrum, if clutter is affecting you, here are 5 simple questions to ask yourself while you declutter:
- Is this part of the 20% that really matters to me, today, now? This blog shares the 80/20 concept.
- How often do I use the item? What size footprint does it take up in my home, would I rather have the space or the item?
- Am I keeping it ‘just in case’…do I have the space to do this and how much stuff am I keeping for the same reason – how is this impacting my home now?
- Am I keeping it because it was expensive – how is keeping it helping me recoup my money, or am I keeping it as a punishing reminder that I wasted money? or am I confusing the economical worth with the emotional worth? Am I thinking it’s worth more than it is, have I looked to see what other similar items are valued at?
- What is the true cost of keeping it, in terms of it contributing to the mess, taking up space, something that I trip over, that bugs me versus the cost of replacing it if I ever needed it?
If you want to declutter but need guidance, our Declutter Your Life eCourse will show you a simple step by step process.
Don’t delay, start today