How to start decluttering when overwhelmed: one bit at a time
I believe time is more precious, than commodities. Spending time with the people we love and spending time doing what we enjoy.
Why should we then feel the need to live in a clutter free environment?
Well, I think it is about headspace and pure practicality.
I think it is true that seeing clutter, muddles the mind and zaps our energy. Then there’s the undeniable fact that a lot of us have so much stuff. We often go on a hunting expedition to find something. Also, there’s the fact that it is far easier to keep an organised home clean.
In turn this makes us feel negative.
Creating a clutter-free home is a big task so it is best to break it into bite sized chunks.
Tackled in a phased fashion means you can complete each stage and see immediate results whilst holding back on any big decisions.
The priority is to get the main living spaces into an organised, easily maintainable state.
It takes everyone in the household to be able to declutter your home. Getting everyone motivated at the same time to sort out the house is only possible when there is a common goal like when you are moving house.
It is therefore best to just get on with it yourself because you are the one who wants it to happen. It is true however, that it is not all your mess so why should you have to sort it ALL out? Well, you are not going to sort it, you are just going to put it in a box for now.