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    The Easiest Way To Declutter

    The easiest way to declutter

    The Easiest Way To Declutter

    In a world where we are constantly buying, replacing, gifting, surprising, and expressing love through the beautiful act of giving, leaving people with more items than they know what to do, the result is a chaotic pile of things not needed by the ones who possess them. The art of decluttering goes way beyond simple tidiness, it is a satisfying process that transforms chaos into calm, bringing physical, environmental, and mental significance. This post runs through the process of achieving the beautiful art of decluttering, detailing the how and why.

    Decluttering is an art because whenever it is being performed, the pleasing result is always in full vision, and when done, it is always pleasing to the eyes. It requires a great deal of self-control to commence the art of decluttering, and taking back control of your cluttered life. A decluttered space rarely gives rest of mind, it often gives anxiety to the person/s in it, a constant overwhelming feeling, a desperate need to get back the sense of calm and orderliness. This is why people who exist in a cluttered space are always slumping into the pile of clothes in exhaustion or helplessness, leaving them with the need to fix it, to take charge and to feel better again. This is the main reason why people found to exist in clutter comfortably, are always examined psychologically to get to the root of the matter and know why they don’t succumb to the constant urge to declutter their space.

    People are often surrounded by items that hold memories and remind them of a loved one who either walked away or no longer exists, events from better days, or a happy time in their lives. Some people feel comforted by these items even when they are growing out of control. For this reason, there is an immediate rejection of decluttering, because while it is a simple art of getting rid of mess or unneeded items, to them it is a forced detachment from their comfort zone, from the memories that keep them going, a reality that a person is dead and gone. This is often the psychology behind our clutters, which is why you don’t force decluttering on people, rather you convince them to permit the process by letting them know that the physical items are harming them and that the feeling they have will always remain with them without the clutter. Assist them to release the items and never the memories, because their loved ones will never leave their side.

    In the era of YouTube videos, television and reality programs like the ‘Kardashians‘, the idea of joining the minimalist lifestyle, has garnered more attention, a lifestyle which emphasizes ‘Simplicity‘, while showing that the wealthy people in our society are having less and less property to show off. The typical human mind longs to be in groups of the haves and have-nots, so making them believe that broke people have more items in their space than the rich ones, will help people decide to be minimalists, as the intent is not just about less, but having items that matter and that are luxury. A minimalist lifestyle pushes for intentional living, where every chosen item is valuable and worthy of a space in your living space, as this is a mindset.

    The secret to decluttering is to start small, taking it one item at a time, and one area at a time to avoid being overwhelmed and quitting halfway. This means handling one drawer, closet, corner, room or apartment at a time. Avoid doing more than one at a time to maintain your interest, making it manageable. Designate a place for everything mentally before you start, as this will enable you to sort everything into groups. This involves deciding on what to discard, donate and deem fit to stay. Like I said in other posts, make these decisions based on how often you use these items, and how much they mean to you. This can even be taken a step higher, by only keeping the items that spark joy in the owner. If you genuinely smile when you try on an item, then you have to keep it, according to the KonMari Method which garnered attention through Marie Kondo. The second rule is the 20/20 rule, which urges individuals to let go of items if they can either replace them within 20 minutes or for less than $20. This is a realistic decluttering technique which makes some form of sense, doesn’t it?

    The Easiest Way To Declutter
    The Easiest Way To Declutter

    Decluttering is not just about getting items out of your living space, it also involves being conscious of the items you convert into yours, through transactional means, and then through consumption. decluttering is not just a one-off event and you go right back to your unbothered life. It is an actual way of life, with mindful consumption, with each item being evaluated to see if it fits into your chosen values, before purchase. Prioritizing quality over quantity, analysing how the item was made, its ingredients, and its life cycle. This includes your digital life, from the irrelevant files, folders and apps being deleted, to decluttering your email by typing a significant mail source in the search box and deleting them.

    In life, one good skill to arm yourself will be to learn to let go. Let go of people, conversations, and items that are no longer beneficial to you and enhance your physical and mental well-being. Keeping things in your space just because it was expensive, is not a good reason to keep things. If a purchase is a bad buy, then it is a bad buy and keeping it will not make you feel better. Letting go is a good skill and should be practised as often as possible.

    Decluttering brings beauty, orderliness and most of all, a good space for more activities to you. Sure the available space could be aesthetically pleasing, but is it also functional? Arrange large items in a way that eases movement flow.

    Decluttering can align with sustainability, so when you are making your living space more comfortable, you are not making someone else’s or the environment uncomfortable for others. So consider the environmental impact of your decisions, from choosing to donate items rather than discard them. When possible, always explore the circular rather than the linear economy of items before purchase. Confirm that items can be recycled instead of being thrown into landfills, which harm the environment.

    To ensure that you are in a constant decluttering mood, consider attaching your mental wellness to decluttering. When you have a clean space, you have happy thoughts, and vice versa. Schedule your regular decluttering routine on days when you have enough time to do them. This improves your mind, keeps you happy, and busy, and makes you appreciate the result, helping you foster a healthy relationship with your environment.

    Finally, decluttering is a beautiful process that surpasses simple surface-level cleaning, it is about taking back control of your space from being consumed by clutter for your physical and mental wellbeing. Decluttering is also not just about getting rid of things, but choosing to keep the items with meaning and value, which helps you meet your sustainability commitment, honouring your mind with clarity for creativity and intelligence.

    The Easiest Way To Declutter
    The Easiest Way To Declutter
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    I am your go-to friend for online product reviews. Especially eco-friendly products. I enjoy cleaning and will help you ensure you are in a safe environment, as a certified Environmental Manager.

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