‘Decluttering is a way to identify what’s obsolete in your life,’ says Julie Morgenstern in the Woman’s Day article 12 Reasons to Unclutter Your Space. ‘Getting rid of stuff creates a sense of energy, giving you room to think, which frees you to do more with your life.’
Julie’s so right. People constantly tell me how decluttering their home, office or life has given them more time, energy, motivation and happiness. That’s a huge payoff for a little pain. Okay, maybe a lot of pain. 🙂
But don’t worry – you can break it down into small pieces of pain.
You don’t have to do it all at once
You can start with a room, a drawer, a pile. And the next day, you can do another. Day by day, week by week, the clutter will disappear and the fog will lift.
Or join our program, 52 Organizing Missions, which provides targeted organizing missions that take only 30 minutes a week. If you think that’s not enough time to see big benefits, just read a few of the Success Stories.
What could you do or be if you decluttered your life?
What’s obsolete in your life? What are you holding onto that no longer serves you? And more importantly, what are you crowding out of your life with all that stuff?
If you want more calm to think, more energy to do things, and more room to do them in, then clean out your life.
Step 1: Start today. Step 2: Continue tomorrow. You will get there.