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.
Start with one room. Set a time limit like one room a week. Or you can even break it down into 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 yourself the time to second-guess yourself.
If you are planning on selling items you need to have a 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.
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