If you haven’t spent much time decluttering your home since the holidays ended, I’m thinking this is a timely article, and how!
It’s January, and we’re all setting new goals, eager to start the year off on the right foot. But if you’re busy working on improving your career, health, relationships and quality of life, efficiency is key.
And if efficiency is the key to moving towards the life you want, shouldn’t you begin with an organized space? A space where you can be the best version of yourself?
As you strive to achieve your goals and improve your life, wouldn’t it be easier if you were organized? What could happen in a space that is tidy, bright, organized and cheery?
PRODUCTIVITY & CREATIVITY, THAT’S WHAT!
How can you become more efficient, more organized, and even healthier if your life-space is a mess?
Just like an empty email inbox can make you feel more efficient, a well-organized home can increase your productivity levels.
Many of us feel that the task of decluttering and organizing our spaces is absolutely daunting. And just like pulling off a band-aid, we feel the urge to do it fast and furious. That way it’s not so painful, right?
BUT, and there’s always a but, isn’t there? You can’t just go about organizing your home once and say, “JOB DONE”. It doesn’t really work that way in real life. And it probably wouldn’t be the best way to go about it for you, either.
Decluttering is a task that needs to be done on a regular basis, as our homes, like our families, need constant upkeep. If you’re not picking up your home on a regular basis, clutter comes back, and it happens really fast, too!
Make an entry in your daily planner to schedule 15 minutes to make a pass through the house, picking up and putting back. (if you can manage two sessions, so much the better!) Take a basket with you to carry items from one room to the next. Efficiency is key if you want to use your 15 minutes wisely.
You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in small increments of time. The real secret is in the frequency, it’s got to be an every-day habit you cultivate. It just might be the most important habit you form this year!
Here’s a list of items you should make a habit to do every day to keep your home free of clutter:
Okay, that’s what you’ll strive for once your home has been decluttered, but first we need to get the process started.
The best way to begin the decluttering process is to work by taking “micro-bites”. You’ll be concentrating your focus on one small area at a time.
As you complete each “micro-bite”, you’ll see the tangible results build. You’ll be even more encouraged as your home becomes the comfortable living space you envisioned when decorating it. How fabulous will that feel?
Yes, it can be a lot of work to declutter whole rooms, let alone an entire house.
But I’ve got a super-simple system that will keep you focused on the task at hand, my “Bin It” Decluttering System. What’s even better is that this system keeps the process organized and easy to disperse at the completion of each “micro-bite”.
Other than these essential “BINS” that will be used each time you tackle a “micro-bite”, that’s all that my system requires. You have to love that!
Now that you’ve selected your 6 “bins”, labeled them, and gathered items that will help you organize, you’re ready to begin.
HOW TO USE EACH BIN CATEGORY WHILE DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME
ARE YOU READY to start decluttering your home, and making it a priority to keep it that way? I know I am!
Just click on the image above to download your copy of my “Bin It” Decluttering System Category Signage PDF.
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