Hey, wellness warriors I am coach Mandy, and you are watching ASW tools for creating well-being.
Today’s video will highlight ways you can declutter your home and life to create, space, freedom, and peace.
- Get to Know Your Clutter Personality
Do you desire to maintain a clutter-free home? well then let’s get right on down to the root of why its cluttered in the first place
The NEAT Method founders Molly Graves and Ashley Murphy believe that most people fall into the following clutter personalities:
Too Busy = Too Many Extras: You buy items you already own because you don’t have a system in place for where to store them or when you need to find things fast, the time to search through all the possible storage spots.
Constant Worrier = Must Save Everything: You’re concerned that you “might” need something in the future, so you save everything, “just in case.”
Overwhelmed in Life = Overwhelmed at Home: You don’t know where to begin—so you just live with the chaos.
By building awareness around which clutter category you fit in you will be more able to avoid your weak spots.
- Heres a few questions you can Ask Yourself as you sort Through Your Belongings
The first step to a clutter cure is to write down your favorite pack-rat phrases. The top three responses are: “I have to go through those,” “Someone could use that,” and “But I need it!”
If you surrender to these protest, you will continue to feel like your sinking in clutter and out of balance forever.
Heres another option, you could use your powerful minds to acknowledge and reframe the logic behind these phrases.
Implementing this concept means when you walk into any room of your home and focus on ten random objects. As you consider each, ask yourself
(1) Do I truly need it?;
(2) Do I truly adore it?; and,
- Introducing the “Trash Bag Tango” Do this 10-Minute Declutter Exercise to sort your way out of the mess
1. You get two trash bags, Its time to remove items from your home that no longer serve you!
In the first one you put trash; in the second bag, you put stuff that’s going to a charity or a yard sale, books that you’ve read or clothing that no longer fits you,—and anything else that you just want out of the house.
If you do this simple 10-minute routine every day for a week and notice how you feel in your home. Do it every day for two weeks everyone will notice a difference— Peter Walsh, organizing guru and author of Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight
- Hey now, Don’t Forget About Yourself:
When we strive to declutter our lives, one thing many of us often forget about is Ourselves. Its ok to reduce our commitments and spend some time re-evaluating how you spend your time. These are fabulous ways to bring inner peace to your life. Believe me I recently did this and man did I need it.