You've got your fitness, health, and mental goals aligned for this year, but what about your organization ones? There's no better time to build a new habit than now - especially if you've been putting off cleaning a certain room of yours. Here is an easy process to declutter your space now!
Empty The Space
Clutter can be destructive, so it's essential to get rid of stuff in easy steps. The first one being to empty the space. That's right - take every single thing in the room or space and move it out. It's essential to help stay organized and arrange like-items together. That way, it will be easier to sort them later.
Create A Vision
Once everything is moved out of the space, it's time to get creative. You have a clean slate right in front of you - what do you want to do with this room? It's important to have a clear vision for the room because once you know what you want from the space, you'll know what to keep or get rid of.
Sort Into Two Piles
You've probably done this as a kid with your toys or when donating clothes. Nonetheless, the same rules apply when you're decluttering yourself. Sort every item into one of two piles: a Vision pile, and a Goodbye Pile. Your vision pile contains everything you want to hold on to and you will make good use out of. This can be something you use daily, or something like a strong memory that reflects the items you want in your space. On the flip side, the goodbye pile includes items that you will donate or throw in the trash. They are no longer useful to you and it is time to part ways. If you get stuck sorting through a large quantity of similar items, a good rule is to get rid of at least one for every four that you encounter.
Get Rid Of Your Goodbyes
Once you have your two piles completed, it's time to say goodbye. Get rid of this pile by either putting them into trash bags, a hamper, or bin. Once the bin is full, put it in the trunk of your car and take it to donation. If it's simply garbage, then head straight to the trash. It's crucial to not procrastinate and get rid of these items right away to clear space.
Rebuild Your Space
The last step is to rebuild your clean space with the items from your vision pile. Reload everything that you are keeping back into the room, organized neatly. This should be based off of the vision you had planned earlier. Congrats - you have now decluttered your space! That wasn't so hard, right?