Make space this Clear Your Clutter Day
Tomorrow is “Clear Your Clutter Day 2018”! The founder of MoneyMagpie.com, Jasmine Birtles, set it up to help “live simpler, more clutter-free lives”. Tomorrow, get rid of what’s weighing you down and make space for the things you truly enjoy. You don’t where to start?
Grab a bag and start with one area. This could be a drawer, a shelf or your coffee table. We often work with a timer. 5 or 15 minutes make a good start. This can also be a lot of fun, especially when you have children and it becomes a challenge. Who can find the most items to part from?
4 questions to ask yourself
As you are going through your stuff, ask yourself:
- Do you like it? If you don’t, it goes.
- Is it broken, torn or stained? If yes, it goes into the bin.
- Do you use it? If no, it goes out. Can you sell it or bring it to a charity?
- Would you buy it again? If no, it goes out. Again, can you sell it or bring it to a charity?
30 items to declutter
If you want to make it a bigger decluttering session, here are some areas you can focus on:
- Clothes that no longer fit you or your current lifestyle
- Outgrown baby clothes
- Uncomfortable shoes
- Unsupportive bras
- Single earrings
- Handbags with broken handles
- Unused sports equipment
- Expired make up
- Out of date medicine
- Unused prescriptions
- Stained bedding
- Torn towels
- Almost burnt down candles
- Incomplete game sets
- Broken Christmas ornaments
- Broken planters
- Old seeds
- Rusty gardening equipment
- Dried up paint
- Chargers for appliances you no longer have
- Old batteries
- CDs and DVDs
- Blurred pictures
- Old newspapers and magazines
- Bank statements past the record retention dates
- Keys to former houses
- Burnt frying pans
- Chipped china
- Expired food
- Kitchen utensils you don’t use
Involve your family
If you are living with your spouse or family, involve them in Clear Your Clutter Day. Whether they are helping to clear items in their rooms, bring the donations to the charity or bin the clutter, everyone can participate in the Clear Your Clutter Day 2018.
Are you looking for more helping hands? Ask a friend to give you honest answers when debating to keep or toss what’s in your closet.
Do you want independent non-judging support? Engage a professional organiser who is part of the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO) in the UK, Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) or National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) in the US. As a trained professional organiser and member of APDO and POC, we are also there for you!
Benefit from free space
One of our clients couldn’t believe the space they created after a decluttering in their home office. They could finally focus on their work. “I never knew how a clear desk could help me generate more business.” See what space you can create with this year’s Clear Your Clutter Day. Share a picture of your 5-minute-long decluttering challenge.
We are happy to support MoneyMagpie.com’s Clear Your Clutter Day 2018 and wish that you can create space for what matters in your life: You!
Until next time,