Decluttering, clean up your life
I am really inspired with decluttering lately. Decluttering is cutting stuff out of your life that you don’t love to get more organised. You can apply this on almost everything in your life; your room, make-up, computer, clothes and many more things.
Do you also have a lot of items that you never use? Have things that you keep for what if…? Or do you feel like you need more organising space? Then decluttering might be the right thing to do.
If this sounds good to you, then how do you start with decluttering?
Find out what you want to declutter
If you thought of something that you want to declutter split it into small parts. For example if you want to declutter your make-up collection take one type of make-up at a time like face products. Or if you want to declutter your room do it one drawer at a time. This way you will see results quickly and get encouraged to do more.
Make 3 piles; Keep, Sell & Throw
The throw pile doesn’t have to be thrown in the trash, you can often give these items to friends that actually like them or give them to good will. For me knowing the items will go to a good home makes it a lot easier to get rid of stuff. You can also add a maybe box, but by doing this you risk throwing a lot of items in there and not actually decluttering anything so be careful with that.
For every item ask the following questions
- Do I love this?
If you do not love it you will most likely not use it or won’t get happy when you look at it.
- Did I use this in the past year?
Lets be real if you didn’t use it in the past year then you probably won’t use it anytime soon.
- Will I miss this?
With most things you won’t even remember that you had it one month from now so why keep it.
- Am I keeping this for what if?
Mostly if you’re keeping something for what if… that time won’t ever come and you will end up trowing it out later so why not throw it out now because it is just taking space?
- Do I have a similar item, am I actually using both or always grabbing for one of them?
If for example you have like 3 pink nail polishes there is often one you use a lot and two that are just collecting dust, so why keep them?
If you say no to most of these it might be time to go separate ways.