1. Identify what is causing you the most stress.
One of the first steps to decluttering your life is to identify what is causing you the most stress. This should be done by asking yourself questions like, “What are the things that I am feeling overwhelmed by? What activities or items are consuming my time and energy? What obligations or commitments am I not enjoying?” Once you know what is causing the most stress, you can begin to take steps to remove it.
2. Make a list of items to get rid of.
Once you have identified what is causing the most stress, make a list of items that need to be removed from your life. This could include physical objects, digital files, activities, and obligations. Writing everything down will help you stay organized and motivated as you work on decluttering your life.
3. Start simple, start small.
Decluttering does not have to be overwhelming! Start by tackling one area at a time or focus on removing one item each day until it all starts coming together.
4. Create an “outbox” for donations/recycling.
In order to keep your space neat and tidy, it is important to designate a space for items you are getting rid of. This could be a box or basket that you can place in the corner of the room where you can store items for donating or recycling.
5. Use drawers instead of shelves whenever possible.
Drawers are great for organizing smaller items and can help reduce clutter in your home. Investing in drawer dividers will help you make the most out of the storage space available in each drawer.
6. Invest in containers and trays.
Using containers and trays will help you organize your belongings and make them easier to access. Labeling the containers will help keep track of what is inside each one.
7. Clean up digital clutter as well.
Decluttering isn’t just about physical items! Digital clutter can be just as overwhelming, so taking the time to go through your computer files or social media accounts can help reduce stress levels significantly. Unsubscribe from any unnecessary emails, delete unused files and clean up your desktop wallpaper for an overall tidier experience.
8. Celebrate your accomplishments.
Once you have decluttered your life, it’s important to celebrate your accomplishments! Whether it’s treating yourself to a night out with friends or simply taking a bubble bath, give yourself the recognition you deserve for all of your hard work.