Me? Declutter? Who has time?
In today’s fast paced society, quick is king and results must come instantly. We don’t have much patience for waiting or in delayed gratification.
In that spirit, we’ve developed 30 Quick Declutter Do’s.
Fast. Effective. Helpful. Necessary.
Do any of these apply to you?
- I am so tired of spoiled and expired food taking up space in the fridge.
- All I need is one nail. Just one. And in the sea of hardware stuff in the garage, I can’t find a single nail.
- I use the same two tote bags over and over again, but when grabbing them, I have to constantly dodge all the other bags that fall down from the top shelf of the closet.
- Every time I wear those stinkin’ shoes they hurt my feet.
- I keep boxing up my DVD’s every time I move, yet I never pull them out to watch them.
- I just bought hangers yet have none left to use. Funny, though, because I don’t have any clothes to wear either.
- There is so much food in the pantry but there is nothing to eat.
- When I grab the dishwashing liquid from under the kitchen cabinet, invariably a million other things fall out at my feet.
I could go on and on, but chances are you can relate to one or more of the above. There’s no reason to live with ongoing frustrations and inefficiency when solutions are so simple.
You Can Probably Also Relate To An Excuse Or Two Below
I WANT things decluttered, I WANT things simplified, and I WANT things organized, but I don’t want to do the work it takes to obtain such pleasures. I hate cleaning!
Finding the time to declutter, simplify, and organize seems nearly impossible. There just aren’t enough minutes to string together to make a big enough difference, so why bother trying?
It’s a never-ending battle. The minute I get an area organized, my family clutters it up again. Makes no sense to tackle it to begin with.
The next month or so is really busy but the following month looks so much better. If I just wait until then I’ll be more effective and less stressed. Maybe.
The justifications for inaction are many, but regardless of what you call it, it still amounts to procrastination, and that equates to failure.
The Bottom Line
If you don’t try, if you don’t start somewhere, your mess is only going to get worse and frustrations are only going to build. Your stuff isn’t going to sort itself out, and without your help, there is no hope for improvement. None at all.
You must try. If you want to enjoy the benefits, you must try.
We’ve put together a list of the top 30 household offenders for clutter and give strategic instructions, one a day for thirty days, for getting rid of the clutter fast. Here are a few helpful tips to get you going!
10 Tips To Encourage Decluttering
- If you can’t finish an area in a timely manner with the instruction given, make an appointment to work on the space further. Actually pencil it in your calendar.
- You’ll find that some of the days don’t apply to you. That’s okay. Perhaps revisit previous days that needed more help.
- Don’t procrastinate. Nothing will get accomplished just by thinking about it.
- Set up checkpoints along the way to monitor progress and celebrate accomplishments. Have someone to ‘check in’ with each day.
- Make it fun. Plan rewards along the way and make sure to enjoy them.
- Envision the end result. What will the area look like? How good will it feel? Can you do something with the space you’ve always dreamed of? How nice will it be not to fight unwanted clutter just to get to something you need. What a time-saver and frustration eliminator!
- Enlist the help of a friend. Misery loves company. Have a willing victim give you a hand.
- Surround yourself with people who motivate and inspire you. Decluttering and maintaining is more than a one-time event. It’s a lifestyle change.
- Hire a Coach – like us. Someone to help you develop a plan of action, motivate you, hold you accountable, and praise you. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Just give it a try. You’ve done it the other way and you clearly don’t like the results. What have you got to lose besides unwanted clutter?
We Start Tomorrow!
Please join us tomorrow as we launch 30 Quick Declutter Do’s. Today I want you to think about it, pray about it, and commit to it. Then tomorrow, ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page and ‘check’ notifications if you haven’t done so already. You can find us at http://facebook.com/declutternow or by clicking the picture below.
We’d love your participation and look forward to your feedback. Allow us to partner with you, encourage you, and celebrate your success with you.
See ya tomorrow!