Declutter your house or your house is always on the resolution list for each year. Learning to declutter is simpler than you think. Whether it’s due to poor habits, a packrat spouse, or sheer laziness, anyone can overcome the “declutter obstacles” and win the battle!
Let’s get started:
Zero in on one small, solvable clutter problem. Clear one counter, declutter one shelf, or bring order to a single drawer.
Beginning your war against clutter with a small success provides welcome motivation for the long haul.
Just as clutter arises gradually, over time, so it must be fought gradually and over time. Beating clutter requires building new habits, applying new organizational methods, and creating new household routines. The clutter cure takes time, and can’t be short-cut.
A successful attack on clutter requires time, energy and motivation. Schedule time to declutter. Even 15 minutes a day will make a good start. As this becomes routine, schedule larger blocks of time for maximum declutter efficiency.
By committing time to decluttering, you strengthen motivation and embrace the goal of a clutter-free home.
In family settings, clutter accumulates for myriad reasons. Poor housekeeping routines land clean clothing in piles on the couch, paperwork in stacks on the counter and mail in jumbled heaps everywhere.
Tempting as it is to call a family meeting and lay down the clutter law, build credibility, knowledge and motivation by mastering your own clutter challenges first, then involve the remainder of the family.
By walking the walk before you ask others to join you, you’ll become familiar with the process of change you’re asking them to undertake–and be better able to help the whole family move forward toward better organization.
These may seem like basic tips, but if you are like a majority of us, it will help you during this new year giving you a new outlook on your home and life!