The problem of too much stuff and not enough space is a common one—one I hear more and more about as the cost of living crisis prevents people from moving into bigger homes.
This is helpful from an organising perspective—it will help you maintain a clean home—but it’s also important because it provides a pause.
Putting extra time between the desire to purchase something and the follow-through will lead to fewer impulse purchases.
Once you’ve slowed the flow of new things into your home, a great way to start the decluttering process is by reflecting on your lifestyle.
While it’s normal to change with time, it’s helpful to ask if the things you own reflect the life you have or the life you want. It’s a subtle yet significant difference.
Ok, so let’s say you’ve decluttered the items you don’t use, but you’re still overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you own.
Someone wrote explaining that they had too many clothes but didn’t feel they could get rid of anything because they had a varied lifestyle. For example, she could own one less work outfit, one less casual outfit, one less for hobbies, etc.