Did you know that clutter has a lot to do with the way we think? So, you must change how you think about your clutter in order to unclutter your home. But I’m sure you are wondering just how to go about it, right?
1. Identify Your Beliefs
Everyone has certain beliefs about themselves and their homes. It can be things like “I have always been messy” or “My house is never clean.” Beliefs like these will have you getting the same results over and over, even if you try new techniques or buy new organizing products. As long as you believe these things about yourself and your home, you are not going to be able to unclutter your home. So, before buying anything, you need to take time and create new beliefs. Start with things like “I am organized and neat” or “My home is organized.”
2. Take Control
When your home is cluttered, it can feel like your life is cluttered and very overwhelming. If you want to unclutter your home, you’ll want to take control of the situation. Don’t look at your mountain of clutter; this will just make you feel overwhelmed. Instead, trying coming up with a few solutions for your clutter issue. Take some time to write down everything you can come up with and then pick one that you believe will work. Start with baby steps to control the clutter instead of having the clutter control you.
3. Deal With It Now
Most likely the clutter made its way into your home because you decided that you would “deal with it later.” You probably didn’t deal with the clutter so it ended up in a corner, cupboard, closet or other place in your home. But “later” never seems to come and now the clutter is bursting from all the nooks and crannies in your home. To unclutter your home, you’ll need to acquire an attitude of “I will deal with it now” instead of letting your clutter pile up around you.
4. You Are Not Too Busy
You are going to find that excuses are going to be so easily made when it comes time to dealing with the clutter. You will find yourself saying, “I’m too busy” or “I’m too tired.” This is probably how the clutter made its way into your home to begin with. If you find that you are always either too busy or too tired to deal with the clutter, the issue is never going to go away. You must make time in your schedule to deal with your clutter. You must sacrifice some free time but it will be well worth it in the end.
Every day repeat your new beliefs about yourself and your home over and over again. Put them on sticky notes and place them around your house. Keep doing this until your truly believe them. You will begin to notice that just by doing this that your clutter will slowly start to disappear.