Decluttering in a Pandemic
As more and more people are discovering, a pandemic can be a great time to focus on what’s important and what you want your life to look like. You may be thinking about this in a grand scale, but this is also a great time to look around our spaces and discover what’s necessary and what isn’t.
A good rule of thumb is to set a goal for yourself for the day. For example, clean out and organize the spare room. Decide what you want to do with the items that you decide are unnecessary. Are you going to donate the items that are still in good condition? Will you sell what you can? Can you repurpose anything? Be sure to have bags or bins ready to go before you even start that are individually labeled “trash”, “donate” or “sell”.
When going through each item, really consider if you need it. If you are having problems deciding what you should keep, envision yourself living in a tiny home. If you only had 500 – 1000 square feet of living space, would you take that item with you? Have you used it in the last 3 months? Does it add value to your life?
Continue this process until each room is complete. If you are having problems getting started, envision how your life will feel once you are finished. Envision having that weight lifted off of your shoulders. Freeing yourself from the clutter of your home affects you physically and mentally. You no longer will need to spend your time cleaning and finding space for your extra items which will give you more time doing the things that you love to do.