Believe me, I understand the frustrated feelings you may have when clutter clearing. You may feel like you’ve been working on a room forever, take a step back, and then feel like you’ve hardly made a dent. Honestly, who hasn’t been there?!?!
Here are my five top tips to stay motivated during clutter clearing:
1. Think Progress, Not Perfection
No one is expecting everything to be in order immediately after you start. It takes time and patience to de-clutter. Just focus on moving forward and don’t worry about perfection. Clutter-clearing must come first, afterwards you can dig into each item and organize and label to your hearts content.
2. First & Fast
I suggest focusing on your worst areas first. Just dig in and get them done fast. Once those spaces are neat and tidy, it will be easy to complete the less complicated tasks. You’ll have everything done in no time and will wonder why you stressed.
3. Remember Why
When you feel down, remember why you initially started this process. Was it to create a healthier environment for you? Maybe it was to have a more organized space for your family. Perhaps you just want your day to day activities to run smoother. Whatever reason it might be, you know the results will be worth it. Before you begin, take a minute to write down your “why”. You can then reference this list anytime that you find yourself struggling.
4. Feeling of Completion
Just imagine how spectacular your home will feel when the de-cluttering has taken place. Once things are organized and in their place, everything in life seems a little more easy. What will you do with all the free time that you’ll gain? Will you take up a new hobby? Have time with your family? Maybe you can devote extra time to evening reading or time in a bubble bath. Create a list of special things you’d like to do with spare time.
5. Stay Positive
State of mind is everything! (Click here for a little more positivity) Keep the following Henry Ford quote in mind, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right”.