Need a reason to start uncluttering your home? How about a holiday dedicated to just that? It’s Organize Your Home Office Day this Tuesday, March 9th. Celebrate the day by following these easy tips.
Uncluttering is the act of restoring balance to your life by eliminating unimportant things—and doing it will free up time, energy and space for the things that really matter. You can get rid of clutter. No matter how much you have, how small your home, or how little spare time you have, you can transform chaos into order, and here’s how to start.
There’s no right way to unclutter and no one way that works for everyone. What’s important to remember is that getting started is far more important than how you get started.
Figure out where to start. Begin by taking that first step. Start with the easy stuff. This will get you into the act of uncluttering with little or no pain or anxiety. Get a large garbage bag and walk through your house. Place in it anything that you will clearly no longer use:
- Expired medicines.
- Expired coupons.
- Outdated clothes.
- Makeup that’s more than a year old.
- Sunscreen that’s more than 2 years old.
- Things that are broken unless they are valuable and fixable.
- Odd socks.
- Grocery bags.
- Old restaurant menus and shopping guides.
- Outdated calendars.
- Spoiled food.
- Rusted utensils and tools.
- Old travel literature and maps.
Take the bag and sort through it. Recycle what you can, donate what you can, and dispose of anything that is left over.
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