Do you struggle with getting motivated to declutter and organize? When we see pictures of perfectly organized spaces, it’s easy to get excited about the idea of creating an organized home. Who wouldn’t want to live in a house with beautiful decor, organized possessions, and extra rays of sunshine?
But, when we’re faced with going through the process of decluttering and organizing our own stuff, that motivation tends to quickly fade away.
It’s no secret that many of us are drowning in clutter. Chances are good that we will always be battling clutter on some level for the rest of our lives. After all, life is messy, and clutter happens!
So, what can we do to sustain our decluttering motivation and get the work done? For me, there are two things that I’ve done that have greatly reduced the amount of clutter in our house. (Yes, it really does get worse than the playroom photo I shared above!)
Two Life-Changing Ways to Get Organized
- Rearranging the furniture. This helps me declutter and organize better than any other technique. There’s something incredibly motivating about pulling apart a room and then reorganizing it in a way that I think will work better. I’ve done this since I was a little girl who was big enough to move her twin bed around. If I rearrange the furniture, I will follow through on the project and effectively reorganize and declutter. In fact, I love to do this! If you haven’t tried it, it might be worth giving it a go.
- Teaching myself to declutter little by little. This is a more viable option for busy people who are short on time and/or energy. I made a list of all of the “easy” decluttering tasks I wanted to tackle in my home, and then I did one of those tasks for every day for 30 days. By picking easy to complete tasks, I was able to stick to my plan and build my decluttering decision-making skills. After I decluttered the easy stuff for 30 days, all future decluttering was way easier.
The question I’m most frequently asked by readers is “How do I get started with decluttering? I have so much stuff, and I don’t know where to begin.” It’s hard to know where to begin – especially if you’ve never really done a lot of decluttering to begin with.
Making decisions about what to keep, what to throw away, what to try to sell, and what needs to be recycled, etc. can be exhausting.
That’s why I wrote an ebook to help you build your decluttering skills. It takes you through the same process I used to teach myself to declutter.
With the book, you’ll build your decluttering decision-making muscles by going through a series of easy decluttering tasks that are designed to help you see immediate progress.
It’s meant to take you from being a decluttering novice to having the confidence to declutter the more difficult items.