Where did all this stuff come from? If that’s what you say to yourself when you survey your surroundings, here’s some advice and tips to help get your mind in gear to simplify and declutter.
First, here’s a test to determine if you have too much stuff from the Globe and Mail’s, Rob Carrick. If you have a two car garage, that is so filled with stuff that you can’t park a car, then you have too much jumble. Alternatively, maybe you have a basement filled with furniture or old books or closets stuffed to bursting.
Cleaning up, tidying up, decluttering and simplifying have been hot topics recently, especially with Marie Kondo leading the way in books and on Netflix with her approach to decluttering and finding joy in simplicity.
It can be a depressing as well as a liberating process when we try to pare down our existence, so if you are thinking about decluttering or downsizing, here are 5 tips to consider:
Do you have tips to help others declutter and reorganize? What has worked for you? We’d love to hear your tips – just enter them in the comments section below.