Start your clutter-free journey with three simple tips
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home and want to start living a clutter-free life? Then it’s time to start your clutter-free journey! It may take some effort, but it’s totally worth it – a clutter-free lifestyle is incredibly liberating and can help you feel more organized and relaxed.
Imagine getting off from a busy day at work, picking up the kids, grabbing groceries, and stopping at Chick-fil-A because the kids must have a chicken sandwich and milkshake.
After that adventure, it is so easy to come home, kick your shoes off at the door, throw your keys on the counter, toss today’s mail on the pile already covering what used to be your kitchen table, and walk away with a full glass of wine.
While in another part of the house, your children are mirroring your actions. Tossing bags, books, and school clothing everywhere except the clothing hamper, closet, and bookshelf. – Whew, it was daunting just typing all of that.
We have all “been there and done that.” Nothing is wrong with having a busy lifestyle. It is when our small habits and small actions are consistent and repeated on a daily basis that we literally end up in a mess.
These small piles of clutter here and there, if not managed, will overwhelm the house and you. But alas, there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you want to get out from under the mess, we present three simple tips to help jump-start your clutter-free journey.
1. Simplify your life
The first step in your clutter-free journey is to simplify your life. Simplifying doesn’t need to be complicated. Learning to create a quieter, more balanced space in your life can help immensely, and taking little steps is the best way to make it happen.
Decluttering means removing any items that are no longer useful or necessary to you. Take inventory of the items you have and decide what to keep, donate, or discard. It’s important, to be honest with yourself during this process, and let go of items you no longer need or use.
Side note: Another way to simplify your life is to stop over-scheduling and over-committing. Simplify your relationships. Finally, learning to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little things that can help to keep you sane.
2. Get organized
Once the decluttering process is complete, you can begin organizing your space. Sort items into categories and find a place for everything. This will help create a sense of order and make it easier to find things when you need them. You can also use storage containers, shelves, and other organizational tools to keep your items organized and accessible.
Side note: Organize your personal time. Here are five ways you can build structure into your weekly and daily schedule so you can feel less stressed and more prepared! 1) Create theme days. 2) Plan your week on Sunday. 3) Create a daily to-do list. 4. Be intentional about having a morning routine. 5) Schedule time for self-care.
3. Create daily routines
Next, you’ll need to establish routines and habits to keep your space organized. Regularly cleaning, tidying, and organizing your space will help maintain a clutter-free environment. If you find yourself struggling to stay organized, try setting reminders or enlisting the help of a friend or family member. With a bit of effort and consistency, you’ll be able to keep your space clutter-free.
Side note: Daily routines can help maximize your time and eliminates ambiguity. You’ll know what you need to do and when you need to do it. Then you’ll save your brainpower for other, more important tasks in your day. You’ll also be more efficient, leaving yourself more free time in your schedule to relax.
Daily routines can help improve your well-being and mental health. A consistent morning routine can put you in the right headspace for the rest of the day. Similarly, a calming self-care routine before bed in the evening can prime you for a good night’s sleep.
Finally, it’s important to stay positive and motivated throughout your clutter-free journey. Don’t be afraid to reward yourself when you reach a goal, and remember that it’s okay to make mistakes. With the right attitude and a little patience, you’ll be able to transform your space into an orderly and clutter-free haven. Start your clutter-free journey today and enjoy the benefits of organizing your space.
Let us help
If you have a lot of clutter and don’t know where to begin, it might be time to consider hiring a professional to help declutter and organize your home or workspace. We can implement our proven system to help keep your home clutter-free for good. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help you achieve a clutter-free life.