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5 Simple Steps To Getting And Staying Clutter Free
I have not always been clear of clutter! I spent years struggling with organization until I realized I was fighting a losing battle Ė I just had too much stuff. The stuff was cluttering not only my home but also more importantly my mind.
I could never understand how people seemed to be just naturally Ďsortedí and organized. I felt that there was something wrong with me because everything was just an exhausting struggle.
I discovered clutter clearing and it changed my life. Now that Iím clutter free I have more time and more importantly I have more peace of mind. This has been so empowering that I felt that I had to help others achieve the same goal.
5 Simple Steps to Getting and Staying Clutter Free
These simple steps are designed to help you lead the life you want to lead: free or clutter, more organized, with more time and more energy to do the things you love.
1) The most important step in getting what you really want is to focus on it. How do you want your life and surroundings to be like? Spend at least twenty minutes writing what your ideal environment would be. Our minds are so powerful: they can liberate us or they can hold us back. Forget about what you donít want or how awful it really is right now. Write about what you really want! Let your mind run free and enjoy the feelings that come up.
2) Spend ten minutes of clutter clearing every day. Focusing on an area that will really make a difference to your life when itís clear. Even when we are fed up and miserable we can manage just ten minutes. Sometimes you may want to continue. At other times 10 minutes will be enough.
3) How can you decide what you want to get rid of? These are the guidelines I have set up for myself and my clients:
Things that bring you great pleasure
Things that enhance your life
Things that you regularly use or need
When you look at each item use these guidelines to help you decide.
4) ĎThingsí are not just things. They usually have emotions and values attached to them. That old dog-eared teddy is not just another toy Ė itís part of your memories of childhood, your old friend, your comfort.
5) Whatís coming in?
Some people want some help and inspiration, thatís where a coach or de-clutterer can help. There is an organization called APDO, Association of Professional De-Clutterer and Organisers which will have a member who is local to you.
Itís really important that you feel comfortable with anyone you choose. Itís your home and your life. You are in charge and you need to like and trust the person who gets involved.
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