There were times in my life that I was so overwhelmed with ‘unnecessary stuff. It made me frustrated, stressed and disorganized. I have learned how to de-clutter my life to make it easier and simpler to live and so can you. All you have to do is to assess your life and your actions. See what is most important and stick with those. Get rid of things that you probably don’t need to be engaged in anyway. Alter your habits, which means, if you are someone who always has a lot to do, it is time to slow down, re-organize and keep your schedule simple. How do you go about doing so, you may ask, especially when you are facing mountainous clutter? One important note before we proceed: after you have cleared your life of clutter, do not commit to anything you cannot finish and do not complicate your life any more.
Begin the de-cluttering phase
Carve out ten or twenty minutes of your day to go through piles of paperwork, shelves and emails. The things that you want to eliminate or get rid of, you should put in one pile. If you don’t need an item, get rid of it. If it is something that you use on a regular basis, then keep it. Find things that you can donate or recycle and put those in a box. Replace the things you want to keep, but make sure that they are neatly displayed where you can find them easily.
After the ten to twenty minutes has expired, stop and restart again the next day. This means that you won’t be overwhelmed. Once you have begun, it will get much easier. Choose an area in your home or your life to focus on each week until you are done. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to get it done fast. Take as much time as you need to, but be consistent.
If you are unsure about getting rid of something, make a box for it until you have finally decided what to do. You can have a yard sale and sell those things that, you will at least, make some money from.
If your life is out of control and disorganized, you may need help from a professional. A friend or member of the family is usually more likely to have sympathy for you, but a professional person won’t and you may need some ‘tough love.’
Get rid of negative people
Another way to de-clutter your life is to get rid of negative people around you. You should also eliminate the people who add stress to your life, even if it is a friend or family member. If you are in a bad relationship, it is time to re-evaluate it.
Are you living in cluttered space? Do you have negative people around you who are making your life so much harder to deal with? Are you at your wits end? You don’t have to be. Not everything in your life is mandatory. Let us hear what you have to say about this and if you have already done the de-cluttering, how is it working for you? Leave your comments below.