There is a lot of hype around decluttering this time of year, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy, fun or something you are excited about. If you struggle to declutter, these 10 little notes and quotes will help.
I recommend picking a couple that you like and jotting them down somewhere so when you are experiencing the declutter struggle, you can use the words for some motivation or as a reminder for why you are doing this.
10 Little Things to Remember if You Struggle to Declutter
Half the battle is getting clutter out of your house, but the other half is getting it completely out of your life. If you tend to leave bags and boxes of items to donate in closets, trunks and other places, make it a point to let it all the way go.
Don’t save the good stuff for a special occasion. Life is a special occasion. Use the good dishes. Wear and enjoy your favorite things. Let go of the rest.
I am the queen of excuses before decluttering. “Someone gave that to me.” “That has sentimental value.” “I might need that someday.” I’m the one with the tight grip. The solution? Letting go, over and over again.
If you feel anxious or frazzled, have trouble making decisions or don’t trust yourself, look around. Your outsides can affect your insides.
Maybe decluttering isn’t so bad after all.
When you struggle to declutter ask yourself, “what do I really want for my heart, for my family, for my life?”
Simplicity = clarity. It’s the only math I really understand.
For a really long time I thought I needed more stuff to be happy or successful. I need less than I think to be happy. Way, way less. Happiness isn’t waiting for us, it’s within us.
If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.
When people remember me, I don’t want them to remember my shoes, my furniture or decades of things I stored in containers. When people I love grieve me, I don’t want them to have to make decisions about things I never really cared about. I don’t want my legacy to be containers full of stuff, but rather how I loved while I was here.
I hope these reminders help you when you struggle to declutter and let go.
P.S. If you want to spend time with me in 2020 …
- Join me on the Project 333 Book Tour (in your city or virtually).