How To Efficiently Declutter Your Home - Karen Salmansohn

How To Efficiently Declutter Your Home

how to declutter your home
If you’re feeling a little cramped inside your house, here’s how to declutter your home by letting go of old stuff. Check out this guide so that you can know how to fight back against growing clutter.

The feeling of being surrounded by a mess can become all too familiar in our busy lives. As we focus on other things, we accumulate more and more useless items that don’t make us happy.

Decluttering can be both freeing and stressful.

But the end result is always better than where you started.

I write a lot about how to create more calm and joy. I wrote a bestselling meditation guide called Instant Calm. Plus I have a groundbreaking video course The Anxiety Cure.

Decluttering is an effective way to reduce stress and boost joy.

In this article we’ll look at how to efficiently declutter your home – so that you can get back to focusing on what really matters.

Designate a No-Clutter Space

One of the best ways to start the process of decluttering is to start small and build up to the bigger things. Find one small area in your home that you can designate as a no-clutter zone. It doesn’t have to be very big to start, but as the days and weeks go by, you’ll start enjoying that small piece of freedom. That’s when you’ll want to slowly expand the area little by little until it finally reaches your whole house.

Put Decluttering on Your Schedule

Being busy is understandable, but if you can set aside some time to dedicate to decluttering, you’ll find that it’s easier than you thought. Again, start small with this. Block out 15 minutes on a weekend to just throw some junk away. You might find that once you start decluttering, you’ll actually want to continue doing it.

Create a Donation Pile

Designate a box or garbage bag as being for donations only. Doing this can alleviate the fear of starting to declutter because you don’t want to give up things to the garbage. This is also a great way to get rid of extra clothes and small items, since you won’t have to feel guilty about them ending up in the trash.

Have a Box for “Maybe” Items

Knowing exactly what to give up and what to keep can be tough. To keep the flow going, have a box labeled “maybe” for all the items you’re still unsure of. This allows you to come back to them later and not get hung up on one particular item. Once you do get back to these items, the extra time you just spent decluttering will have cleared your mind and made the decision easier.

Knowing how to efficiently declutter your home is essential to maintaining a place you actually want to be in rather than a place that just creates more stress. These techniques will help you get the process started and have you on the way to becoming less stressed and more satisfied in your home.

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