If you want to get some spring cleaning done, often the first step is letting go of excess. Cleaning is much easier when there’s no clutter to work around! Here are three things to keep in mind to make decluttering and purging easier:
1. Stay honest. While decluttering, ask yourself the following questions when trying to decide whether to keep an item:
- Do I use it?
- Do I love it?
- Does keeping this item contribute to my vision for my space?
If you can’t honestly answer yes to any of those questions, consider letting the item go.
2. Stay focused. A timer can help you keep focused on your decluttering. Set your timer for a small increment of time (like 15 and 30 minutes) and keep working until it goes off. Then, take a break to hydrate or relax before going back to work.
3. Stay put. Create a Relocate to Another Room box to temporarily store the items that belong elsewhere in your house. Don’t put those items away until the end of your decluttering session. That way you don’t get distracted by going to another room.
Use these three tricks and you’ll get your space decluttered quickly so you can get to the spring cleaning!
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