1. Don’t Buy “Stuff”. Accumulating more “things” will only add to your clutter. Training yourself to turn a blind eye to sales and deals. Just because it’s a good deal doesn’t mean you have to buy it.
2. Stop Procrastination. If you view your entire house as one project, you’ll never get it done. Start with smaller manageable projects that you can get done in 20 minutes or less, then don’t wait. Just start and do it.
3. Stop Hoarding. Collecting stuff and piling it up is obviously no good. Get out of the habit of collecting stuff. If you can end the hoarding madness, you’re more than half-way there to declutter heaven.
4. Don’t Lose Focus. Set aside 15 minutes a day, something manageable that will keep you consistent. If it’s too much time, you’ll soon give up, if it’s too little, you won’t accomplish your goals. Pick a project, start the timer and be disciplined enough to quit when the timer goes off.
5. Throw Away Stuff. Get in the habit of throwing stuff away. If you’re in the habit, it’ll be easier when it’s one of those “bigger” decisions.
6. Things In Their Place. You may have heard a place for everything and everything in it’s place. This is especially true as it relates to decluttering. Prioritize what you want to keep and start finding places for the things on the top of your list and go from there. As soon as you run out of space, throw everything else away. This may seem harsh, but remember that whatever you own ends up owning you.
Getting organized and decluttering will not only make your home more enjoyable to be in, but will make your life easier as well. Change your mind, change your life, change your life, change your mind.