If you don’t want to fall into the same traps as everyone else when it comes to decluttering your home, you need to read these 5 Myths about Decluttering Everyone Believes in my post at Huffpost Home. I also share 5 steps to actually decluttering properly at the end.
BS Fact #1: Decluttering is a fun hobby.
The truth: “Oooooh, decluttering? I love decluttering! I’m ALWAYS getting rid of stuff,” says your too-perky friend when you mention your hopes for your home. But she’s a little nuts, and here’s why.
Decluttering is a task. It shouldn’t be a hobby. You do it, and then you’re done. If you work to maintain equilibrium with your stuff in your home, you won’t have to have a big declutter-fest every weekend for the rest of your life.
And if you’re honest with yourself, aren’t you getting rid of crap so you can stop having to deal with it all? And so it will stop getting in your way all the time? Do you really want to have to write “decluttering” into your weekly cleaning schedule?
Get the job done. All the way. Then you won’t have to “just looooove decluttering!”
Click over to Huffington Post to read the whole story about decluttering.
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Thanks from the bottom of my heart! I have pinned more articles than I’d like to admit about decluttering. No rules I’m just going to ruthlessly get rid of the clutter! Found you from I heart organizing now your newest follower.
Sounds like a great plan, Julie! Go for it. 🙂 I’m glad you found me.