I’m always in a state of de-cluttering. I cannot seem to go three months without purging a closet, a bedroom dresser, or a kitchen drawer…and I still have plenty of stuff I could get rid of.
We all enjoy having new things…even in today’s growing community of minimalism. People will always be consumers in today’s culture. However, some people are better at clearing space while others simply cannot let go. I could dive into the psychology of all that, but I’ll to stick with why de-cluttering is so essential. By removing excessive clutter, we not only free up space in our homes, but we also free up our time, money, and stress. Those three things alone are so critical to our well-being, yet we continue to consume and contain.
In my business, I help families with a range of services. I assist with large-scale projects like a full kitchen re-design, or help homeowners prepare their home for the market. Other times, I may be helping a family get the new nursery ready for baby, or helping them get the older kids toys under control.
“With action comes clarity”
No matter what the scale of the project is, step one is always de-cluttering. One simply cannot see their space clearly enough to see its potential, and with action comes clarity. When you’re ready for the new, you must clear out the old.
Here are four simple steps to make de-cluttering a habitual practice.