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Friday, January 15, 2016

5 Tips for Letting Go of Clutter

If your goal is to get organized this year, than clutter is your first obstacle! Sometimes we just need a little push to figure out how to let go of that extra clutter hanging around, right? I am going to give you five quick tips for letting go of your clutter! 

5 Tips for Letting Go of Clutter :: OrganizingMadeFun.com

1. Purge Often.

To be good at organizing, you have to be good at purging - and doing it a LOT. I go through stuff weekly. Not a full on, pull everything out, all over the floor purge every week - but I look at stuff around me weekly to check and make sure I'm actually using it. If I'm not, I get rid of it. 

2. Assign homes.

We often find we want to declutter but when you go to put back the stuff you actually use, you have no place for it. Or, a family member uses something but doesn't know where it "belongs". Everything needs a home. Label it, color code it, or do whatever you need to remember where it belongs. 

3. Get rid of duplicates

If you have two of something, you likely have too many! Unless you've got twins, two of something means it's time to toss it!

4. Someday items need to go.

The "someday I may need it" item needs to go. Storing it now for someday isn't always the best choice and just causes more clutter. Give it to a friend to borrow who needs it now, and give it back when your "someday" has arrived. Or, just get it someday when that day has come. Don't hang on to it - that includes those clothes that "someday" you'll fit into again. If that day comes, you're going to want to get all new clothes anyway! If you want to paint this or fix up that someday and it's not happening, get rid of it. 

5. It's not really needed.

If you hang on to things because you feel bad, don't. Get rid of it. That present Aunt Martha gave you five years ago that you never liked, give it away. It happens. That garage sale you can't resist, don't stop if you truly don't have a need. It will only cause you to be tempted to want to buy things you don't really need. 

Letting go of that clutter is SO freeing! Do it! You won't regret it! Things are just things. Having a home that is clutter free sets the mood for you and your family. Having a home that is clutter free helps keep you less stressed and calm! Are you going to get rid of the clutter?

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  1. Love the article. Great tips. I want to purge more. This is motivating. Thanks!

  2. Silly cause my wife and I sometimes quarrel because of the clutters we have in our house. I'm going to let her read this post so as to enlighten her what decluttering can do to our house. Thanks!

  3. It’s so important to understand the obstacles to letting go of things. thanks for sharing.

  4. Whenever I am de-cluttering, I remind myself that the key is to remain light. This means that you need to reduce the amount of things to the very maximum. Sure there are some things with sentimental value but you have to really sort them out to stop hoarding and start disposing. Else, the storage area will never get organized until the end of time.

  5. Your tips are pretty easy to follow. It makes you think about all the unneeded objects at your house.I gave this post to my daughter and I hope she will be inspired by it, too.


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