So you’ve thrown a few things out, organised a drawer or two, but now you’re feeling the pressure. Either time, or your baggage is stressing you out and you don’t want to declutter every day. In fact… you think you’ll rebel.
“Bugger you Jane! I like clutter. I don’t need change.”
That’s me talking to myself, but you might be saying something similar. The further along you get this month, the harder it will be. But this is a great exercise. You have the universe on the line now. So let that higher power know, loud and clear:
“I AM CHANGING THINGS HERE. SO ANY TIME YOU FEEL LIKE JOINING IN, I’M READY.”
Here are 5 top tips for getting through the slump:
- It’s important to do something each day, but that can be as little as five minutes. It’s not the amount of time you put in, it’s what you toss out.
- If you’re really overwhelmed do a week of decluttering things that don’t mean anything to you: the fridge, the pantry, a folder of bills.
- Do your daily declutter early. Get in, throw out, get on with your day. You’ll feel the benefits.
- Dance while you declutter. I put together a playlist here.
- Each time you go to toss something you think you still need or want (but know you don’t) breathe. It’s just a thing. As you let it go, think about what will replace it.