It's Time to declutter
Yes, I said it... DECLUTTER.. No more procrastinating it’s a great time of the year. Besides, what else is there to do in the winter (unless you love the outdoors and -burr weather.
I know what you’re thinking, this girl is nuts, I don’t have time... don’t close the page I promise I have some great tips to share with you.
We all have issues with decluttering, organizing, purging unless you have OCD. But I would say they even have some spaces that require some purging and organizing.
The one big complaint I hear and I’m guilty of it, is where do I start. Ask yourself, what one room bugs you the most.
Make a list of all the rooms in your house that you want to tackle:
Pots and pans drawer
Under the sink
File cabinets/ bookshelves
Mud room/ front hall closet/ laundry room
Basement storage/ toy room/ arts and craft room/ hobby room
Write down all the rooms you want to tackle: for example kitchen. Every time you tackle a task, cross is out on the to do list. Trust me, you feel like you’re on a roll and you’ll want to continue. Take a before and after picture, this will give you the incentive to do more. Share your post with friends and on your social media, I bet you’ll encourage others to do the same.
I personally like to tackle decluttering on my own, when my family is not around. Don’t forget to turn on the music (loud) and get in the zone. Let the DECLUTTERING begin.
Before I start organizing I usually have three piles: one garbage, one to donate and one to keep. There are many local donation drop offs. I try to plan decluttering around charity pick ups. Canadian diabetes, MS, Breast Cancer, DIFD donation bins etc... you feel like you’re contributing to their cause.
If you have items that are of value you can alway post on Kijiji, or Facebook market place.
Once you get rid of stuff, don’t pile them in a different part of the house. GET RID of them, if you don’t it will defeat the purpose of decluttering.
For those who know me, I love shoes, purses and I am a product junkie. I don’t realize I am until I purge. Sometimes I find things that I never use. I now ask myself, am I going to wear this (more than once) and do I really need this.. It doesn’t always happen, but I try. Another good idea, my husband now says, for a new purse or shoes, it's using the one in one out policy. Of course I always make excuses why I can’t throw it out, but I’m working on it.