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I don't know where to start decluttering

Updated: Jan 15

The biggest issue people come to me with is - they don't know where to start.

When your home is cluttered, it's hard to even think of how to clear up the mountain of stuff let alone take the first step. So let's dig in...

There are two types of clutter: surface and emotional/emotionally charged.

Surface clutter is everything you see out and everything that is very simple to declutter (ex towels or socks). These items you can ask yourself a few simple questions like - Do I need this? Do I use this? Do I like this? and figure out if you want to keep it or not.

Emotional clutter is a little trickier. It's the stuff you take from place to place and don't think about it. It's what you hold onto for various reasons (sentimental, guilt, etc) but they aren't always the best reasons. These are the items that you most likely get stuck on. The simple questions don't apply to you because you might not need, use, or even like an item but you might feel like holding on anyway.

If you have a home that is full of clutter, the best place to start is the surface clutter. And of the surface clutter, the best place to start is in a room that you are in every day such as a living room, family room, or dining room.

Two things to know -

  1. Just do a little at a time (15 minutes is enough) every day

  2. Don't declutter other people's stuff - focus on your own clutter first

I hope this helps. If you need more help, I have a 90-day declutter program that helps you clear the surface clutter over the course of 90 days. It's an email a day and I walk you through each room of the house. If you want to know more, click here.

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