We think we need days to declutter and we only have a few hours. Make the most of your decluttering time with planning, focus and decision making. Arranging your schedule with decluttering as a priority creates success. With your kids secure and cared for, don’t answer the phone, check email or get distracted with details. Your goal in this 2 hours is to find and eliminate items! Schedule Salvation Army or other trucks to pick up from your door the next day. If you are planning a garage sale or online sale, set a date on your calendar. You now have a deadline and accountability! Start with the most frustrating space first. Get boxes for donation items, sale items, distribution items (things that go in another room) and garbage items. Set a timer and get going!
Here is the most important aspect – good decision making. Be ruthless with items you no longer use. If it has become a burden to care for it, purge it. If it is broken, you can can list it on www.freecyle.org. Especially in your closet, keep only what makes you look and feel fabulous! Be clear on your vision of what the space will look like when you are done.
What does success look and feel like to you? Do you feel lighter? Is there less to care for? Do you see clarity in your space? Share with me your decluttering strategy and your success!