- Physical space making your home a living space not just storage.
- Creating clutter free physical space giving a calm feeling and increased wellbeing.
- You can sort all the mental clutter giving you energy for focused attention on the things that really matter to you- a bit like a mind dump.
- A very satisfying feeling of only owning just the things you love, meaning you spend less on frivolous items, saving you money.
- More important than any of this is making time and room for new opportunities, experiences and living intentionally!
Areas of life to de-clutter
- The home (kitchen, cupboards, misc items, books, hobby equipment)
- Paperwork (bank statements, bills, instruction manuals)
- Digital de-clutter (social media, emails, digitally stored files)
- Relationships that no longer serve you
- Commitments (social and work- learning to say no)
Why we hold on to things
- Just in case scenarios.
- Memories and sentimentalism -we hold the memories the items themselves don’t.
- Unfulfilled past and future intentions- sometimes we have aspirations that we never actually fulfill or won’t realistically in the future.
- It was gifted to us and we feel obliged to keep it even if we don’t like it.
- Family heir looms and items – sometimes we feel we lose a part of them when we give them away.
- Guilt- we might feel guilty about any of the above!
Maybe it’s time to let go physically and metaphorically!