Is Clutter Standing in Your Way?
There are many definitions of clutter; according to the Webster dictionary clutter is “ a
collection of things laying in an untidy manner. “ According to me clutter is, things
standing in your way preventing you to live a remarkable life. When you walk into
your home do you start feeling heavy, overwhelmed and anxious? When you enter
your kitchen do you make smart food choices or do you grab what I call “clutter
foods”, which are things that are not good for you. When you retire for the night do
you get a good nights rest or do you wake up feeling tired? If you answered yes to any
of these questions then clutter is standing in your way. So lets change this situation
and start living a remarkable life.
Here are some tips on how to get started:
1- Start by giving yourself 20 minutes a day to de-clutter one area of your home.
By starting small you will be more successful, stay engaged and won’t lose
momentum. Get a timer set it for 20 minutes and when it goes off that’s it you
2- Create a home for all of the items that you would like to keep.
This is key to being organized and maintaining a system in your home.
Everything needs to have a home and live there. For example if you have a
small table by your entrance then perhaps you need a small basket to drop your
keys in there or a basket to put all of your incoming mail into. This is where
these items will live in not all over the house.
3- De-cluttering your Entryway:
First thing you need to do is, get 2 bins and one garbage bag. In one bin you
will put all the items that belong in other areas of your home. The other bin
will be for all of the items that you would like to donate or recycle and the
garbage bag will be for all of the things that don’t longer serve a purpose.
When doing this always ask yourself, do I really need this? Be totally honest
with yourself, it will make this process much easier for you.
4- De-cluttering your Kitchen:
Start by clearing your counters, this is so important and essential. Cluttered
counters = cluttered eating. Having cluttered counters lead to overwhelm and
not making healthy food choices. Go thru your cabinets and check for any
expired food, throw it away then categorize the foods you have left remember
like with likes. Set your timer for 20 minutes and have fun clearing your space.
5- The Bedroom:
Your bedroom should be your haven, your sanctuary the place that you go to,
to relax and rest. Take a look around your room pick one area to work on.
Do you have papers all over the floor or clothes on the floor? Again, get your
self a bag for all of the recycling one for paper and the other for clothes that
you don’t longer desire. Treat yourself to some good hangars and give your
self 20 minutes to work on this task. Hang the clothes that you want and bag up
all of the donations and recycling.
Hope these tips will help you get rid of the clutter standing in the way of a