Put Your Sorted Keeps Back
You did it! Your space is clean and you’re ready to put away your keep pile. As you put things back, ask yourself one more time if they really belong in this space, and maybe even consider whether you want to keep them at all. There’s something really liberating about getting rid of stuff, and at this point in the decluttering process you’ll probably be more likely to want to let things go.
As you put things back, you may want to add labels to any containers you use to make things easy to find. The labels will also make your life easier next time you do a round of decluttering!
It can be hard to get rid of stuff, especially if we’re feeling sentimental, and that’s okay. Maybe those sentimental objects don’t belong crammed into a closet or a drawer. Could you display old photos in a collage or arrange mementos in a shadow box on the wall instead of stuffing them into a cardboard box in the attic? Why hang on to memorable items if you’re not going to enjoy them, right?
This process has worked really well for me from uncluttering junk drawers to reclaiming whole rooms that were becoming overrun with stuff. What about you guys? Do you have any other uncluttering tips to share?
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