How to Declutter Your Home

boxes_w150x136 When you are moving house is always a good time to de-clutter however, it can be done any time of year.  In fact is should be done once every year to discard those items  and aspects of your life that you  don’t see yourself going forward with.  If you wait Three to Five years then there will be a lot more work to be done.  Once you start de-cluttering you will feel your space and life freeing up and everything will feel so much fresher.  The longer time between de-clutters the more work is to be done.

Here are some tips for de-cluttering  Put things in piles such as what you don’t want and what you do want and write down your categories. Categories can include the ”don’t want pile” such as items you could give away to someone, a charity or throw. Give yourself time to make a decision if necessary by re-visiting your piles and see what feelings and memories come up which you may need to confront.  Some items you may rediscover could be included in your life again by simply placing them in a location where they can be accessed. If you are not sure if you want to keep those items then ask yourself why you are not using them, make time to use them and discover if you want to keep the item or not. Once you start de-cluttering and feel the difference in your life you will be inspired to keep going. Take it slow and honour your memories.  Rekindle and learn from what happened in the past and let it go, digitise or recycle and surround yourself with things you use.

Affirmations for De-cluttering – I say good bye to things that block my spiritual growth, I realise what I loved by letting go, I realise what I had and that makes me appreciate more, I no longer hang onto destructive memories, I will not regret letting go of this item for it’s making room for the future.

Approaches to De-cluttering – If you haven’t used it in years and it is not part of your life any more then get rid of it. If you can see another use for it bring it out of the cupboard and use it in your life. If its hard to get rid of then leave a while and go back to the item at another time with a fresh approach.  Select only a few sentimental items to keep in your life. No need to regret you are making way for a new future. Keep putting items in the boot of your car until you are ready to give it away, play some music and focus on the task.

Checklist Questions – Why am I not using the item, will I really be upset if these items are no longer in my life, what would I grab if I had only a few minutes, is it functional or beautiful, can I find a place for it in my current  life for now, If I displayed the item would I be embarrassed if  so, then why am I keeping it, If I am holding onto anger, resentment or other negative feelings through these items then it is time to let them go, if the object is from a member of the family who has long passed and I am not using the item then share it with others.

Once you have de-cluttered You will feel good about all your hard work, you will  enjoy your new spaces and feel spiritually uplifted.