How to Declutter
In my experience with both commercial and residential clients I have found we are all hoarders (unless you’re a minimalist). Keepers of lots of stuff. The question is what kind of hoarder are you? Here are my top tips on how to declutter;
- What kind of shopper are you? Do you buy on impulse or are your purchases researched and considered? Buy only what you need initially for a week, then 2 weeks, until it becomes habit.
- Do you keep things ‘just in case’ or ‘maybe I’ll use it when…’? If you’re not going to use what you buy immediately and enjoy it, don’t buy it.
- What kind of disposal system do you have? Do like the Marie Kondo way or perhaps you’re a spring cleaner. Find a disposal system that suits you and use it.
- Don’t fill every storage facility in your home or commercial space just because it’s empty.
- Are you holding on to the item or has the item got a hold of you? Having a strong emotional connection to stuff is unhelpful if you want to declutter. Remember the memory is in your heart and mind not the actual object.
We do live in a consumerist society so it is normal for everyone to have lots of stuff, unless you’re a minimalist, but if your stuff affects the function of your space, it’s time to reassess.
Self awareness is key to a decluttered life as is discipline and possibly seeking professional assistance from either an organiser/sorter or therapist. Contact us for more information.