10 Tips To Purge Your House Of Clutter

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Your home should be a place to relax and recharge, but that’s hard to do when you’re drowning in clutter.

Instead of feeling at ease when you open your front door, you’re confronted by unfinished projects and endless piles.

I’m sharing practical tips that will help you purge your house of clutter. (And no, this doesn’t mean you have to commit to an ultra-minimalist lifestyle or anything like that!)

Taking 10 minutes to write a quick list of reasons why you’re decluttering is an essential first step.  Why? Because what we think about is what our brains focus on.

Write a list of reasons why you’re decluttering

Try breaking things down in practical step-by-step actions—and a great way to do this is by following your excuses. Ask yourself why you can’t declutter right now and see what comes up.

Determine the “first obvious action”

Do a sweep of your space and clear any obviously unwanted items. Don’t overthink it—just purge, purge, purge!

Tackle low-hanging fruit first

Once you’ve made progress with your easy items, it’s time to tackle what I call “stubborn clutter”. These are items where you feel confusion or resistance to letting go, and one of the easiest ways to create clarity is by naming your trade-offs.

Name your trade-offs

Every time you’re tempted to keep something “just in case,” ask yourself this: What would I do if I needed this item and didn’t have it?

Challenge “just in case” items

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