3 Simple Steps to Decluttering

Are you stuck at home feeling overwhelmed by your stuff but not sure where to start with a good declutter? Are you overwhelmed by the idea of holding everything you own and asking if it brings you joy? There is a simpler way. Don’t purge, pick.

Step 1:
Pick a number, 5 for change or 3 for joy. If there is a different number that resonates with you, pick that.

Step 2:
Pick that many items to get rid of. If you chose 3, pick three items to release, rehome, or repurpose.

Step 3:
Pick if you do this once a day, once a week, or once a month.

Not knowing where to start is usually the biggest hurdle. The second biggest hurdle is expecting that you have to accomplish it all at once. This process will get you moving and keep you moving at a pace that works well for you.

Blessings for a home that brings you peace.

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14 thoughts on “3 Simple Steps to Decluttering

  1. This is a good idea. What’s been stopping me from decluttering right now is that all the donation stations are closed…. I feel like I’d just be rounding up a bunch of stuff I want to get rid of and moving it to a different place (my already messy garage!). πŸ’•

    1. I get it, I have two boxes in my basement right now. I’m sure I will have a third before the day is over. My daughter is an anti-hoarder like myself. She has been purging today… I have not gone up to see her handy work yet.

  2. So very true. Clutter and chaos create negative energy, and we all know where that leads us. πŸ™‚ I’ve read and re-read the Mari Kondo books and regularly purge. (not that I’m anal-retentive or anything – lol.)

  3. Every time we declutter and reorganize, I can’t find a thing. Then I often end up needing some of the stuff I got rid of, which causes me to dive into the infinite shed of doom to see if I by chance have what I needed there before going to the store or hitting up Amazon. The most recent reorganization debacle involved face masks. I know I had some, but they were not where I usually kept them. I looked all over and finally gave up thinking that maybe I had used them all up gardening. Laurie reached under the sink to get a box of lens wipes and pulled out a box of face masks, much to her surprise. She had moved the face masks under the sink with the lens wipes to make room for something where I had the masks, and forgot about moving them. So here I sit commenting on WP, face masked and socially distant while waiting for the car to be serviced.

    1. Your comment made me laugh, I hope that was the intention. πŸ˜‰ We moved cross country last October, and our new garage came stocked with lots of ‘useful’ items that the previous owner left. A box caught my eye two weeks ago, face masks! We have a box of facemasks, the stuff turned out to be useful after all. πŸ™‚ I hope the car appointment went well.

      1. The comment was intended to make you laugh. There you go. Useful clutter. The car has almost 100K miles now, so there are lots of expensive maintenance items we will need to deal with in the future. Fortunately, niether of us are driving much these days.

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