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Where to start decluttering – 31 ways

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Do you struggle with the clutter and disorganization in your home? Do you even know where to start decluttering? Is it hard to find the time to clean it all up?
Are you ready to conquer your clutter for good this year?

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Home Management, Personal Organization, Planners

9 eBooks, 9 ecourses, 7 planners, 6 printables
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Overwhelmed with where to start decluttering?

Try this Starter Kit!

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Cash for Clutter

I love The Essential Decluttering Starter Kit printables. It has so much inside this one resource:

  • The Secret to Decluttering Success
  • Step-by-Step Decluttering Instructions
  • Planning Worksheets
  • Decluttering Schedules
  • The Secret to Decluttering Success
  • Step-by-Step Decluttering Instructions
  • Planning Worksheets
  • Decluttering Schedules

After you complete your decluttering goals, one of the great things you can do with the items you’re getting rid of is to sell them!

  • All of the how-tos about hosting a successful Yard Sale, including checklists and even signs to print
  • You can sell your items online and the handy tracker and calendar will help so much!
  • You can also sell on Facebook or on Craigslist

In addition to my favorite products above, I also want to mention a few other amazing products in this super bundle since you know I love my printables and my planners:

  • Declutter 365 Planner Labels – This terrific creator has given us daily decluttering and organization stickers as well as task-specific stickers. You can print and add these stickers into any planner that you currently use.
  • Cleaning Planner Pack – So many printable planner pages! Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal, Spring, Declutter List, To-Do list, and even Chore Charts
  • Household Inventory Workbook – This extensive workbook has so much to offer, including suggested lists, a bunch of room by room checklists, and log pages. This is so helpful for your home or renter insurance.
  • Make It Easy Cleaning and Organizing Binder – There are so many checklists to choose from so you can customize your approach and pick and choose what works for you.
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If you’re like me, you want to live in a clean, organized house. You wish you had the peace of mind that comes from tidying up. But when you look at the piles and think about actually decluttering, you start to feel overwhelmed. Make 2021 the year that you CONQUER YOUR CLUTTER!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 20/20 rule for decluttering?

This rule states that if you can replace the item for under $20 and within 20 minutes, it can be safely decluttered. Although I would recommend only using this particular rule for items that you are on the fence about anyway.

What is the 90/90 rule for minimalism?

I actually like this rule better. It asks whether you’ve used the item within the last 90 days or will use it in the next 90 days. If it’s no to both, you can probably declutter it. Obviously this won’t really work for annual decorations such as a menorah or a Christmas tree.

What is the fastest way to declutter?

There are several theories about where to start. You can go room by room or category by category. You can start with the spaces you live in most of the time. Personally, I like to start with a good sweep of the whole house and gathering things that legitimately no longer work. I mean, what am I still doing with them? From there, I check hidden spaces next because chances are that the stuff at the back of the cabinets isn’t getting used at all.

5 Ways Decluttering Can Maximize Your Resources

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I’ve created a handy workbook that will help you look at the ways you can declutter to maximize the resources you have, specifically time, paper, electronics, people, and space.

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Time

maximize your time resources

Regarding your resource of time, I want to focus on three aspects for you to consider:
> Do you schedule downtime for yourself? If you aren’t practicing self-care, you will not be at your best for anyone else.
> What is your most productive time of day? Focus on getting your harder tasks done during that time frame.
> What are your biggest three time wasters? (Hint = consider the Electronics section below!)

Paper

declutter your paper

> How can you reduce the paper you bring into your space? Figure out ways to not add to the piles!
> How can you efficiently store the paper you need to keep? Figure out what you actually do need and what’s the best way to store it.
> How can you reduce the paper that you create? Figure out if there is another way to save the information – PDF file, Excel spreadsheet, a subfolder in your Inbox. Imagine the environmental impact too!

Electronic

declutter your electronics form

Cell phones, FitBits, laptops, smart TVs, desktops, tablets, and the list goes on. How much time to we spend staring at these electronic screens? Is your life such that you could build in some electronic-free time? Even just 30 minutes in an afternoon to take a walk and listen to the birds or color a picture with actual pen and paper. Just the sheer volume of emails in our Inbox can be enough to overwhelm us. Try unsubscribing to ones you never read and see what that little step can do to declutter one tiny area. (For more tips about managing your Inbox, sign up for your mini ebook and check out 10 Ways to Declutter Your Email)

People

too many people

This is a difficult area – “decluttering” people. It’s really not meant to sound harsh. People can be both a giving and a taking resource. But interpersonal interactions can sometimes demand time or emotional resources that we don’t have to give. It is important to make sure that these interactions add meaning and well-being to our lives without the unnecessary stress or strain or drama that depletes our resource bank. And we should also be aware of how we add meaning and well-being to others.

Space

declutter your space

In the workbook, the ‘space’ flowchart asks, do I really need to keep this item? But the bigger question might be, does it need to live in “daily space”? I have become increasingly focused on my “daily space”. The parts of my home that I look at all the time. That is the clutter that needs to be addressed first. Before looking at the hidden depths and unseen recesses, our daily space affects our daily well-being. In order to maximize our daily space areas, we should make sure that the items that occupy that space are the ones that need to live there.

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