Getting Rid of Clutter: How to Get Started and Tackle It the Right Way

Getting Rid of Clutter: How to Get Started and Tackle It the Right Way

Clutter accumulates as a natural byproduct of modern life. We get gifts, order things, and only occasionally discard objects. Yet, clutter can negatively affect your well-being.

If you’re thinking about downsizing your home, the clutter problem becomes a clutter nightmare.

So, what can you do to get started, declutter fast, and do it right? Keep reading for six tips that will launch your clutter-free life.

1. Get in the Right Headspace

Before you start, you must achieve a level of comfort with the idea of discarding some of your belongings. Focus on how much more you’ll enjoy your home when it’s decluttered. If it helps, picture the end result and focus on that as you prepare to start.

2. Set Reasonable Goals

Unless you plan on taking time off from work, decluttering will take some time. Set realistic goals, such as:

  • Finishing your bedroom closet
  • Decluttering the top of your desk
  • Offloading half of your coffee mugs

Setting reasonable goals makes the process less overwhelming. You also get more frequent mental boosts from completing goals.

3. Pick the Room that Will Relieve You Most

You probably cringe a little inside every time you think about one specific room in your home. Start in that room.

Getting that room decluttered will relieve you of a constant source of psychological stress. That relief will make the rest of the process less mentally taxing.

4. Set Practical Limits

Don’t overwhelm yourself with options. Don’t create seven categories of items. Keep it simple with options like:

  • Keep
  • Trash
  • Donate

Give yourself time limits as well. If you spent 20 minutes on every object, you’ll never finish. Give yourself a few minutes per object and then make a final choice.

5. Call in a Friend

The process of decluttering can leave you drained or give you decision paralysis. Call in a friend for moral or mental support. A friend can often help smooth over knee-jerk reactions that make you want to keep things you don’t need anymore.

6. Bring in the Pros

If you find the whole process too daunting, you can always bring in a professional house cleaner for a one-time declutter. Already decluttered the place but find the upkeep stressful? You can also hire a pro service to do weekly or monthly cleanings to keep your home a clutter-free zone.

Before picking your cleaning service, though, always make sure they’ve got insurance. Accidents happen and you want to make sure your belongings will be replaced if necessary.

Parting Thoughts on How to Declutter Fast

If you want to declutter fast and do it right, you must do a few things. You must get into the right headspace. You must set reasonable goals.

Remember, fast only matters relative to the years it took for the clutter to build up. Two months is fast relative to a decade of accumulation.

Give yourself simple categories and time limits for deciding what goes into which pile. If all else fails, get professionals to help you out.

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