By Rita Wilkins
The Downsizing Designer

Regardless of where you are on your decluttering journey…

Just getting started…

Started but now you’re stuck and lost motivation…

Finished decluttering and trying your best to maintain a clutter-free home…

You’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to live a clutter-free life!

I’m here to tell you that YES, it’s possible, YES, it’s hard work and takes discipline, and YES, it’s worth it!

 

When your home is clutter-free:

·        It is more peaceful, calming, and relaxing.

·        It is easier to think clearly, focus, and be more productive.

·        It is an environment that generates more energy, more life!

 

It’s not just the physical clutter that weighs you down, it is also the emotional clutter that impacts the day-to-day quality of your life…

The embarrassment and shame from having a house filled with clutter.

The frustration and extra energy that it takes to constantly try to find things and keep up with all of the messes.

The low self-esteem and overwhelm that comes from feeling there’s no way you will ever conquer the clutter!

But if you dream of having a clutter-free home, it is possible when you are intentional and if you follow these simple guidelines:

 

3 Steps to Intentionally Design a Clutter-Free Life

 

1. Get really good at deciding

Clutter is caused by deferring decisions to a later time.

  • “I’ll put those clothes away later.”
  • “I’ll do the dishes later.”
  • “I’ll clean off my desk later.”

If you want to live a clutter-free life, be intentional.

Make a habit of deciding to do it now.

Decide to put it where it belongs now so you can find it when you need it later.

  • Hang up your coat.
  • Put the dishes in the dishwasher.
  • Clear off your desk at the end of each day.

When it becomes a habit…

When it becomes a routine… you’ll begin to experience what clutter-free living feels like.

 

2. Purge often

  • When you remove things that don’t matter to you, you are free to focus on what does.
  • When you give up or let go of clutter, you gain peace of mind.

Whether it is items in your home or items on your calendar, let go of things that don’t matter so you can make room for things that do matter most to you.

Maintaining a clutter-free home takes practice and it takes courage to say NO.

It does get easier over time and you will discover it’s worth the extra time and effort to gain peace of mind.

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3. Don’t buy more

Be intentional about every single purchase. Don’t allow anything into your home or into your schedule that doesn’t serve a purpose or provide meaning.

Instead of mindless shopping this holiday season, fill your time with meaningful activities and experiences.

When you intentionally design a clutter-free life you are always mindful about what contributes to a higher quality of life.

Your home becomes a peaceful sanctuary space that you care about, care for, and protect from an unwanted and unnecessary items that impact the sense of peace and calm that you’ve created.

If you have any downsizing, decluttering, and lifestyle design questions, click here to book your 30-minute complimentary phone consult with me.