Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity.
From Discord, Find Harmony.
In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity. —Albert Einstein (Three Rules of Work)
Everybody deals with clutter at some time or another. You don’t have to hold on to it forever. Free up space and simplify your life by decluttering your home.
Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home? Start small with one room at a time and it will be a whole lot easier.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I love it?
- Do I need it?
- Is it essential?
- Does it enhance my life?
Sort your things into 3 piles
Start with the easy stuff, things that are clearly garbage:
- Empty grocery bags
- Plastic, glass, or cardboard storage containers you might use someday
- Medication past its expiry date
- Coupons that have expired
- Clothing you haven’t worn in a year
- Toys your children have outgrown or no longer play with
- Cosmetics that have dried up and you no longer use
- Food that has spoiled
- Food past its expiry date
- Broken items that aren’t worth repairing
- Old take-out menus
- Old maps and travel guides
- Broken or rusty tools
- Bills that have been paid
- Old greeting cards
- Toiletries and soaps that have dried up
- Tax records that are past their retention date
- Old magazines
- Books you no longer read
- Shoes that are worn out
- Sports equipment you are no longer using
- Dried up paint and painting supplies
- Outdated household chemicals
- CD’s and DVD’s you no longer listen to, watch or are broken
- Worn kitchen, bath, and bed linens
- Plants that are dead or near dead
- Hobby supplies that you haven’t used in more than a year
- Partly used candles