Non-Things You Can Declutter Right Now

Simply + Fiercely

Looking for a list of things to declutter? Here’s a different type of decluttering list to consider—one that might surprise you!

I believe minimalism is less about the number of things you own and more about intentional thinking. It’s about considering the purpose and value something brings into your life and then being intentional about what you choose to keep.

Instead of physical decluttering, I’m looking at ideas and mindsets that aren’t contributing to my life and could use letting go.

I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve spent stressed and nearly in tears because I had a project or chore that I really, really wanted to finish before going to sleep—even though there was absolutely no reason it couldn’t just be left to the next day.

Unnecessary deadlines

We all know this one. It’s a lazy habit, so let’s be intentional in breaking it. Also, on a side note, I’ve noticed that the more critical I am of other people, the more critical I become of myself.


Instead of focusing on an arbitrary number, chose to focus on feeling healthy and well. Healthy living is easier when it’s about feeling good instead of battling the scales.

A goal weight or size

Try slowing down, doing one thing at a time, and being mindful about the task at hand. (I’ve been trying time blocking lately, and it’s really been working for me.)


Perfectionism can hold you back in almost all areas of life. But here’s a gentle reminder: ‘perfect’ isn’t real. It’s an illusion, and until you get comfortable with it, no amount of simplifying will ever be enough.


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