If you feel you neither have time nor energy to declutter your home, then you’ll love this new episode of the Midway Decluttering Show.
My special guest in this episode is Colleen Madsen of 365 Less Things. Colleen is the queen of decluttering. She has created an awesome and highly engaged community around her blog. She is changing thousands of lives by her super easy approach to declutter your home and life.
Moreover, Colleen is the winner of The #1 Simplicity Blog of The Year 2012.
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Here’re some decluttering notes I took:
- Declutter SLOWLY…s l o w l y. That’s the secret to getting rid of the feeling of overwhelm once and for all.
- Decluttering is the path to easy and joyful traveling.
- Declutter one thing a day. It might not be a big deal at the beginning, but it is definitely better than nothing.
- If more things kept coming in, then decluttering will become a waste of time. Pull back!
- “Do I really NEED this?” – a question you must ask yourself before buying a new thing.
- If you don’t have a compelling reason WHY you should declutter your home, then don’t declutter it!
- You don’t need any fancy organizational skills, just start decluttering and you’ll be advancing no matter what.
- When you start getting rid of unnecessary stuff, important stuff will automatically start finding their place.
- The less you have, the easier it is to organize.
- 10 minutes a day will keep the clutter away.
- The more items you declutter, the easier it becomes to declutter sentimental items that you no longer need.
- If you can’t sell, share. If you can’t share, donate. If you can’t donate, recycle. If you can’t recycle, dump. Just get rid of things you no longer need or use.
- In this world of overconsumption, we tend to forget what the word ‘need’ really means.
- In this life, we probably only need food, shelter, clothing, and love. Anything else is extraneous stuff.
- Colleen Madsen’s Declutter Decision Making Guide.
- Look around and declutter as you go. No need for intensive decluttering sessions.
- Have a departure point somewhere in your house to keep items you decided to get rid of. When you compile enough items, then you can sell, donate or recycle them.
What are you doing to make decluttering your home super easy for you? Please share your experience in the comments.
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