Saying goodbye to clutter can be empowering and liberating.
Years of accumulation can and will ruin the condition of your home. This will negatively affect every aspect of your life. It could spoil the relationship with your family as some members might get frustrated with clutter and lack of space.
Clutter creates stress, which affects your health. Spending money on the things you don’t need will deplete your bank account, forcing you to work harder to catch up.
If you have a ton of clothes, dishes, tools, toys, books and paper, your home could be defined as storage. How comfortable and relaxed are you surrounded with things you don’t need or even like?
Do you feel uncomfortable when a relative or a friend shows up unexpectedly?
Here is a shocking statistic: The average home in the United States has 350,000 items. We might be in denial thinking that, as Canadians, we are not anything like Americans. But as human beings, one thing we all have in common is bad habits.
Keep in mind that 80 per cent of the clutter in your home is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.
Use my Ds Method and say goodbye to clutter.
Start decluttering one room for 30 minutes. Take a five minute break. Schedule the next session at the same time.
Let go of junk and recycle first, then choose a category to declutter. If you have a lot of books, start there.
You can hire a professional to teach you this valuable skill. It might just change the way you think about your home and life.
If you have a lot of stuff on every horizontal surface, you have to question the safety of your home. Have you noticed an increased amount of dust mites, mice, hidden mould, germs or other unwelcome critters buried in the clutter? If you are sneezing often, have headaches, lack energy and have difficulty breathing, check out the condition of your home.
One of the biggest benefits of having a clutter-free home is experiencing the joy, pride and peaceful feelings your home brings you. Without the clutter, you will find calmness and peace. You will be more focused on things that matter to you. The relationship with your family will improve; no more arguments over clutter.
Without the clutter, you’ll finally have tons of space for your possessions, making your home spacious and functional. If you haven’t been able to cook in your kitchen because the counters were taken by clutter, you will now be able to do so.
Once you remove the clutter obstacle and achieve control over your home, you will see tremendous and positive changes in other aspects of your life. When you become proud of your home and accomplishments, you will inspire many of your family and friends. It’ll be time to plan a party.
I wish you prosperity and happiness in your organized home.
Life coach Ranka Burzan owns a professional organizing company based in the qathet region and has written several books on reducing clutter and becoming more organized. For information, go to solutionsorganizing.com.