Let's start de-cluttering our house, office and other parts of our life.
I want to start with a list of questions you need to ask whenever you pick up an item - whether it be an item of clothing, a book, a knick knack, collectible - anything and everything.
Questions to Ask Yourself When De-cluttering
If you're unsure if you should get rid of something, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Have I used this in the past year?
2. If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
3. Am I holding on to this for sentimental value?
4. Does it fit me or my living space?
5. Is this something I use regularly?
6. Do I have a realistic goal for this?
If you answered NO to these questions - it's time to get rid of it.
1. Could I use this space for something else?
2. Am I holding on to this broken item to fix "someday"?
3. Do I own something different that serves the same purpose?
4. Am I keeping this out of obligation or "expectation"?
5. Does it bring me negative emotions or memories?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions - time to let them go.
There it is, it's that plain and simple.
That's what our brain tells us, but we all know our heart is set on the emotional value and sentiments and all the other emotional reasons. But I'll tell you, you'll be more at ease in a clearer clutter-free place and leave the past in the past.
You don't necessarily have to "toss it", here are other options:
Now you have a mental list of questions to begin the clean up process I'll cover over the next few weeks!