I first decluttered my home nearly a decade ago, letting go of close to 80% of what I owned. Since then, a lot has changed.
The answer will be different for everyone, and it can take a bit of effort to figure out, but once you do, everything changes. You see your clutter with new eyes, and it’s so much easier to manage.
Every time you’re tempted to bring something new into your home, I encourage you to think about the tradeoffs. What will this item cost you in the long run? The answer is a lot more than the purchase price.
The next time you need something, resist the impulse to hit the shops. Instead, try borrowing what you need first.
The more storage you have, the more clutter you’ll keep. If you want to own less stuff, try decluttering storage containers or even furniture first.
Do you have room in your closet or on your bookshelf? Is there space in your living room or on your kitchen counter? If not, are you prepared to give something up to make space?