The new Spring season is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! With spring, comes new beginnings and a much needed moment of slow before the busy, chaotic summer months filled with travel and adventure. We want to take this opportunity to bring you our best tips and tricks when it comes to spring cleaning, and today we are tackling a big one: how to declutter in 3 simple steps.
How to Declutter in 3 Simple Steps
1. Locate the Areas of Disorder
When stepping into a messy area, it can be easy to get overwhelmed, so first, take a moment to locate these areas. We encourage you to even jot them down and rank them based on their level of clutter. Once you have a good sense of the areas that you’d like to declutter, start where you feel most comfortable.
2. Divide and Conquer
Once you have determined a starting place, begin to separate and group like items together. Next, identify which items should stay and which to toss or donate. Throwing items out can be a difficult task, but necessary when trying to declutter. Ask yourself, when was the last time I used this item? If your answer to that question is more than 6 months ago, consider tossing it. After you are left with only the items you want to keep and bring you the most joy, start appointing each item a home.
After you spend quality time creating this organization, it’s important to develop a process to maintain the flow. We recommend doing a quick sweep of the space(s) weekly or monthly depending on how often you’re in the space. We can all agree that this may be the hardest step, but once a habit is formed, it’s much easier to prevent clutter from forming again.
Decluttering your home or life can be a challenging task, but with these 3 simple steps, it’s totally worth it. We invite you to give it a try and let us know how you used these steps to declutter areas in your home or life. For more efficient spring cleaning and organization, download our free weekly planner page and start planning your weeks this Spring!
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