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Can you let it go? Do you want to de-clutter your life?

Have you ever ask yourself if you might ready to audition for the show “Hoarders”? Most likely you are not. Are you concerned that you might be heading down that road? You realize you have difficulty throwing away or letting go of stuff.

  • If you lost your cat inside your house…
  • If you have piles that are taller than your youngest child…
  • Have you lost your shoe inside your house…..
  • If you had to buy a new birthday card because you could find the one you had already purchased…

You may need to undertake a mass de-cluttering.

Don’t get overwhelmed.  Remember it’s like eating an elephant. You do it one bite at a time.

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No elephants were hurt in the writing of this article.  Photo from Marcus Knoll

Start with one room. Set a time limit like one room a week. Or you can even break it down to smaller more manageable sections. Divide the room into half or 4 sections to work on at a time.

You need to have 3 boxes and a roll of trash bags.

Box one is for donation, sell or give away. This will be stuff that is usable but you no longer need or do not use.

Box 2 is your keep box

Box 3 is stuff to keep that does not belong in that particular room.

The trash bag is for unusable, broken and trash.

At the end of each de-cluttering session take the contents of box 3 and put them in the room they belong in. Your goal is to have box 3 empty each time you start the next de-cluttering session.

Box 2 you will empty and put way the items you are going to keep.

You need to do this for each room.   When you have de-cluttered each room you will be left with only stuff you want to keep. Now that you are de-cluttered and ready to put that room back in order read my post on the secret to set organized.  Click here to read it.

Take the donation and give away box to the donation center immediately upon finishing each room. Don’t give your self the time to second-guess yourself.

If you are planning on selling items you need to have plan and implement it. Don’t put the box back in the room or in another room. You have to let it go.

 

You can put order in your life and eliminate the chaos.  I’m here to help you.  Remember small changes lead to big things.

I love your comments and tips.

Thanks PamelaPam's Bee.jpg

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Joke How to do eat an elephant?  One bite at a time. Just like getting organized.  One bite at a time.

 

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

17 thoughts on “Can you let it go? Do you want to de-clutter your life?

  1. “No elephants were hurt…” Ha! Ha! Cute!

    So, what do you do when you’ve decluttered for so many years that everything in the house is either used regularly or belongs to a family member with slight hoarding tendencies? I get the decluttering bug at times, but end up accomplishing almost nothing.

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    1. Thanks. If it is used regularly it should have a space for it. Your hoarding family is what you will have to work on getting them to let go. Start with just a drawer. Once they do that move on to the next drawer. One bite at at time. Take them thru the steps to let go of their clutter.

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      1. Yeah, I’ve been successful with my hubby on clothes, old moldy papers, and a few things; but in 20 years I’ve never managed to make a dent in the shelves full of old VHS recordings of football games! Every time he checks one (once ever 5 years when I ask him to get rid of them) I hope that it will be rotten and unplayable, but those things just keep holding up forever! Lol

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