Lent is a time for giving up things that are important to you.
It’s a time to make your life simpler and to focus on what’s really important.
Decluttering helps you get rid of the stuff that no longer serves you—the things that are just taking up space, or collecting dust.
It helps you clear out the clutter so you can see what’s really important in your life, and get rid of everything else.
What Should You Not Do When Decluttering?
There are lots of things you can do when decluttering, but there are also some things you shouldn’t do.
Here are the things you should not do when decluttering:
1) Don’t Let The Clutter Pile Up!
It’s easy to get into the habit of just adding your clutter to the pile when you’re decluttering, but that’s not going to help you get rid of it.
Instead, make sure you’re really focusing on what you want to keep and what you don’t need anymore.
If there are things in your home that have been taking up space for more than a year, it might be time for them to go!
2) Don’t Start With The Easiest Task
Don’t start with the easiest task.
The easiest tasks are the ones that you can do quickly and easily.
If you start there, you’ll end up with a bunch of tiny piles that don’t have any real impact on your overall decluttering goal.
You’ll be able to see all the little things that still need to be cleaned up, but you won’t have gotten rid of anything substantial.
Instead, start with a big project—something that will take you hours or days to complete.
This way, when it’s done, every day for weeks afterward will be a process of cleaning up after yourself!
3) Don’t Try To Get Rid Of Everything In A Day
You might feel like you’re being productive, but if you’re trying to declutter and purge your entire house in one fell swoop, it’s going to be overwhelming.
Instead, take some time out of each day and pick one area of your home to focus on.
That way, you can take the time to really go through things and make decisions without feeling overwhelmed.
What Are The Steps To Declutter Your Life?
In order to declutter your life, you first have to get rid of the things that are weighing on you.
If you’re wondering how to declutter your life, then you might be feeling a little overwhelmed.
It can seem like there’s just too much stuff.
But the good news is that it’s never too late to start decluttering!
Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to get started.
Here’s what I recommend:
1) Purge And Organize Your Stuff
When you’re getting rid of stuff, you’ve got to be ruthless.
You can’t just throw things away or sell them—you have to make sure that they’re actually worth keeping.
If you don’t, you’ll end up with a bunch of junk in your life that’s just taking up space and doing nothing but weighing you down.
First, purge everything that’s not useful or important to you.
This includes clothes, books, tools, furniture, and everything else.
If you don’t use it regularly or feel really passionate about it, get rid of it!
When you’re done purging, organize what’s left by category: books into one place; tools in another; clothes in another; so on and so forth.
Make sure each category has its own designated place where everything is easy to find and keep track of.
Finally, get rid of anything that doesn’t fit into these categories: if it doesn’t fit anywhere else in your home, get rid of them!
2) Set Aside Time To Declutter
If you want to declutter your life, the next step is to set aside some time to do it.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and forget about the important things in life.
But if you’re serious about decluttering, it’s essential that you schedule this time for yourself.
It doesn’t have to be a lot of time—just enough for you to clear out some space on your desk or in your closet.
You could even take a fifteen-minute break from work every day at 3 pm and spend it putting away papers or organizing clothes.
Just make sure that this time is sacred so that it doesn’t get filled up by other things!
3) Do It In Small Chunks, Not All At Once
One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to declutter their lives is going all in.
They start at one end of their house and work their way through every closet, cabinet, and drawer until they’re done.
But this can be exhausting and overwhelming, so it’s not surprising that most people quit before they reach the end.
Instead, try tackling your home in small chunks.
Make a list of all of the spaces you want to declutter, then break them down into smaller tasks.
For example: if you want to organize your kitchen, start by sorting through all of your cabinets and drawers at once.
Then move on to cleaning out the fridge and pantry next time you have a few minutes free.
And then tackle other areas like your bathroom or garage as time allows.
4) Be Realistic
The first step to decluttering your life is being realistic.
If you’re trying to go from a total hoarder to Marie Kondo overnight, that’s probably not going to happen.
You need to start small and work your way up.
If you’re starting with a room that’s completely full of stuff and you’re thinking, “I’m going to get rid of all this stuff,” that’s not realistic.
Instead, focus on one area at a time, and start with what’s easiest for you.
Maybe that’s just cleaning out the junk drawer in the kitchen.
Or maybe it’s getting rid of the old clothes in your closet.
Or maybe it’s even just organizing your desk drawer by color (or whatever).
Whatever works best for you!
What Is The Easiest Way To Declutter?
The easiest way to declutter is to start with the least important things in your home.
The most important items are usually the ones that you use every day, so it makes sense to move on to them after you’ve taken care of everything else.
The next easiest thing is to make sure you have a good place for everything.
This is especially important if you’re trying to get rid of stuff but keep it around for a rainy day or some other reason.
If you don’t have any place for it, then there’s no point in keeping it!
Finally, make sure that everything has its own home.
Don’t let stuff just pile up wherever there’s space—this will only lead to more clutter as time goes by!
What Decluttering Does To Your Brain?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a cluttered home is a cluttered mind.”
I know when I’m working in a messy room, it’s like my brain has to work twice as hard to focus on what I’m doing.
But what happens when you clear out that junk?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel more relaxed and calm after a good decluttering session.
When you’re less stressed, your brain can focus better—which makes it easier to get things done.
Here are three things decluttering does to my brain:
1) Clears My Mind
One of the most important things decluttering does for my brain is to clear it.
I find that when I’m surrounded by too much stuff, my mind gets bogged down with all the stuff I need to do and how much work it will be to keep everything organized.
But when I get rid of some of that stuff, it frees up space in my head to think about other things.
Like what kind of dinner I want to make tonight or whether this is the perfect time to start my new project at work.
2) Makes Me Happier
Decluttering is a simple process that can make you happier and more productive.
It’s one of the things I do every day to help me be more productive.
When I declutter, it helps me focus on what matters in my day, so that I can get through it with less stress and less mental clutter in my head.
Decluttering also helps me get more done in a shorter amount of time, so I don’t have to work as hard all day long!
3) Allows Me To Focus
Decluttering allows me to focus.
I am a person who likes to have my house clean.
I like having a place for everything and everything in its place.
But this can often get in the way of my ability to focus on other things, especially when it’s time to work.
With clutter around me, I’m constantly distracted by what needs to be done next.
Does this go in the trash?
Do I need to take that somewhere else?
What day is trash day again?
And so on.
By decluttering, my mind is free to focus on the task at hand—whether it’s writing a blog post or finishing a report at work.
Let’s Declutter Now!
Are you tired of the clutter in your life?
Do you feel like there are so many things that need to be done, but you don’t have time to do them?
You know you should get rid of some stuff and organize the rest, but you don’t know where to start.
That’s why I am here!
I am here to help you declutter so that your life can be less stressful, more organized, and less cluttered.
I’ll help you figure out what needs to go and how to organize what stays.
Don’t let clutter rob you of the joys of living; let us help you get rid of it all!
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