Are you surrounded by stacks and piles of “stuff”? Are areas of your home so cluttered that you don’t use them? Do you wish that it would all just disappear? If you feel this way, you may be ready to make a change in your life. It may be time to Get Organized!
Clearing clutter from your surroundings can have a tremendous impact on your general state of mind. Have you ever walked into that spare bedroom and immediately shut the door because you felt terrible looking at the “things” tossed in there year after year? What if you could actually use that spare room as a work room or a guest room? Wouldn’t that be wonderful? You would feel great when opening that door and walking into your new guest room! What a difference decluttering your life can make!
Clutter can be anything from paper and boxes to miscellaneous “things” in your space. Often there is emotional attachment to items. This chest belonged to your mother, and even though you don’t particularly like it, you can’t bring yourself to part with it. Maybe you do not know which papers you really need to keep so you just keep everything that comes through the door.
A comment that I hear often from clients while helping them to sort through their things is “I don’t know what to do with this!”. When an item has no obvious “home” or function in your space or life, this presents a wonderful opportunity to analyze why you are keeping it in the first place.
“So, what do I do?” The answer is making a commitment to clearing your environment of things that do not serve you and your current situation.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when decluttering your space:
1. Do I use this item?
2. Will I EVER use this item? (Be honest!)
3. Do I love this item?
4. Would this item be more useful to someone else?
These questions should lead you to making a good decision about the fate of your things. Try this on your own. If you find that you need a little help, give us a call. We will guide you through the process and teach you the skills you need to keep the clutter at bay.