If you're looking for a complete guide to decluttering, you're in the right place.
We've curated more than 40 resources to help you declutter each area of your life.
So if you're ready to banish clutter for good, this post is for you!
Let's get started..
The Definitive Guide To Decluttering
In this 8 chapter guide, we have outlined the different areas of your life that may be in need of some decluttering.
We cover the obvious areas:
- and so on..
as well as the often overlooked areas of life that need to be addressed:
- Digital Clutter
- Life Events
We’ll even give you tips to help you get started, stay organized, and finally maintain a clutter-free life.
1. Where To Start
Often, just getting started is the hardest part. So in this chapter, you’ll learn a bit about getting into the right mindset for decluttering.
Once you’re in the right frame of mind, we’ll show you the best places to start, and how to gain the momentum that will keep you going.
2. Home & Living Space
This chapter is all about your living space. These resources will each focus on a specific area of your home, so all you need to do is choose a room to start with and follow the link..
3. Decluttering Maintenance
Once you’ve decluttered your living space, it’s important to keep it clutter free.
This chapter is all about helping you stay organized, and maintaining a regular schedule for cleaning & maintenance, so the clutter never has a chance to build back up.
4. Life Transitions
Sometimes decluttering isn’t a choice. Sometimes it’s sprung onto you due to a major change or life event.
These events can be stressful & emotional, and maybe the last thing on your mind would be to think about decluttering.
This chapter focuses on a handful of life events that may affect you at some point in your life.
Learning how to handle those situations now, rather than when they come up, will go a long way towards easing the stress and emotional burden.
5. Digital Decluttering
The next 3 chapters focus on areas that are often overlooked with regard to decluttering, but they may contain plenty of clutter nonetheless.
When your phone is off or your laptop is closed, it doesn’t seem possible that those devices could be cluttered. Don’t be fooled, these electronic devices may be more cluttered than your garage or attic.
This chapter will help you streamline your apps, backup your photos & documents in a way that makes them easy to find, and even give you peace of mind with fewer notifications.
6. Time & Schedule
Our time is valuable. Wasting time is like wasting a small piece of your life.
This chapter is going to help make your schedule much more efficient. It will even help you learn to say NO when you need to, instead of automatically saying YES (and filling up your schedule).
7. Your Social Circle
This chapter focuses on relationships, whether they be friends, family, or even your spouse.
In some cases, clearing the clutter within a relationship can make it better. In other cases, this is about removing certain people from your life, or maybe just making sure they have a less active role in your life.
Either way, you’ll be able to set better boundaries and have deeper relationships with the people you choose to allow into your life.
Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.
8. Bonus Chapter
The links throughout this post have been to other great articles, but to make this a more complete resource for you, we’ve added this bonus chapter to include several books and courses on the topic of decluttering.
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