The question you all want to know, how do you actually declutter?
You may be sitting in a room half upside down reading this thinking where did it all go wrong...
Follow these 5 simple steps to declutter any area in your home!
Step 1: Start small.
Don't try to do a full room by yourself. Start so small, start with a drawer, a press, a corner of a room and so on.
Once you have a few small areas done you may be able to work your way to a bigger area BUT don't put pressure on yourself. All the small wins will add up and in no time you will have a full room done.
Step 2: Set a timer
If you are following the page on social media you will see I share a 15 minute Revitalise every day. These 15 minutes are great to get a small area done and you will feel much better afterwards!
Maybe you want to do your shoes for example and you have loads... Set yourself a timer for 15 minutes and focus just on decluttering your shoes. When the timer goes off you are done. Walk away
Step 3: Empty and categorise the items
If you are decluttering any area in your home empty the entire contents of that area (this is why I advise to tackle small areas at a time). If it is your clothes for example, and you are starting with your hanging clothes, take them all down and categorise them into your dresses, shirts, jeans etc.
Then go through each section one at a time. Keep like items together, all in the one place. This will make it easier to maintain going forward.
Step 4: Ask yourself the decluttering questions
Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide if you should keep the item, donate or recycle
Does it add value in my life?
Do I love it?
Is it essential?
Does it serve a purpose in my home?
Have I used it in the last 6 months?
Do I see myself using it again in the future?
Step 5: Have an exit plan
Last step but by no means least, ensure you have a exit plan.
This means knowing where the items are going that are leaving your home & take them out of your home. Leave with them straight away if you can. You do not want to have bags of items sitting in your hall for weeks or even making their way back into your home.
Have a look at your local charity shops and organisations and see who takes which items.
Thank you for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments, have these steps worked for you?
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