The first tip for learning how to declutter your home is to focus on why you want to be clutter free! Once you realize that clutter decreases energy, saps creativity, and creates chaos, then you’re more likely to declutter your home on an ongoing basis.
These tips for decluttering your home are from Pat Heydlauff, an energy design expert and author of Feng Shui: So Easy a Child Can Do It. Her tips on how to declutter your home are easy and effective, and they’ll reduce! your stress level.
To learn about living a simple, stress free, uncluttered life, read The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life.
And here are Pat Heydlauff’s decluttering tips…
Tips for Being Clutter Free at Home
Clutter, whether in the form of stacks of magazines, tons of paper and piles of clothes or books, boxes and “stuff” everywhere, creates chaos which leads to stress. The stress comes from being overwhelmed by just looking at all the clutter and resulting chaos. There are so many things to do that nothing gets done, leading to further chaos and stress.
Reducing clutter is a never-ending process. If you deal with a little stack or pile of clutter every day, you’ll keep your home clutter free, and the chaos and stress will be under control.
One of the best home decluttering tips is to reduce clutter in one room every month. When you’re learning how to declutter your home – especially if you’re not naturally organized – is about making your project smaller so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
How to Declutter Your Bedroom
Start in your bedroom first, so your body can get restful and regenerating sleep. Take everything out from under your bed so fresh nurturing energy can flow completely around your body.
Declutter your bedroom with three boxes: KEEP, TOSS and DONATE
The things that go into the KEEP box put away into their proper place. Those in the TOSS box, get rid of them and those in the DONATE box give to your local church or charity. Move on to all areas of your bedroom one section at a time until it is clutter and stress free.
Make your kitchen clutter free with the same system
The kitchen is almost as important as the bedroom for decluttering and de-stressing because it’s where you physically nourish your body. If your kitchen isn’t organized, it’s filled with stress. This type of stress can lead to all types of anxiety, including digestion problems.
To declutter your kitchen, get rid of anything that is broken, chipped or rusted and anything you haven’t used for at least two years. Make sure the kitchen counters are almost empty so you feel calm when you step into it, rather than chaos because you can’t find enough room to set even a glass on the counter.
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Learning how to declutter your home is easier if you remember that clutter increases financial debt!
How Decluttering Increases Energy
Clutter is a personal energy drainer, which stands in the way of success. Clutter is also a distraction that impedes focus and productivity. Being clutter free will eliminated chaos and lower stress. Decluttering will increas your personal energy, helps you focus better, and improves productivity – which helps you become more successful in life.
For more decluttering tips, read How to Declutter Your Office – 8 Ways to Clear Clutter for Good.
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To learn more about Feng Shui expert Pat Heydlauff, visit her at Energy Design.com. Feng Shui: So Easy a Child Can Do It.