Whether you’re stuck at home because of sickness, uncontrollable world events, job loss, or any other reason, here’s why NOW is the perfect time to declutter your home.
We live in crazy times. If you’re reading this in March of 2020, you may be one of the millions who have been told to “shelter in place” or employ “social distancing.” That means you’re spending a lot of time in your home.
If you’re not reading this during crazy times, this article is still for you, because NOW is ALWAYS the best time to declutter your home.
Let’s explore three reasons why you shouldn’t wait to do this most important task.
- Science has shown again and again that clutter causes stress, which contributes to weight gain, depression, anxiety, and a host of other problems. If you’re stuck at home even more than usual, that stress is just going to compound, because there’s no escape from the clutter.
2. Whether your find yourself with a lot of time on your hands, or very little, you can still declutter. Just commit to 15 minutes a day. I maintain that everyone can find 15 minutes in their day (even if it means less time on Facebook or reading the news).
If you have more time to spare, I suggest working for an hour at a time, and then taking a 10-15-minute break so you don’t burn out.
3. Waiting to declutter means you’ll likely never do it. Let’s face it. Who ever FEELS like decluttering? If you don’t do it now, you might not ever do it. Meanwhile, clutter keeps coming into your home and making things worse.
I suggest you pick a date within the next week (or day) to start decluttering. Write down the date and time on your calendar, just like you would schedule a doctor’s appointment. Then KEEP THE APPOINTMENT, no matter how you are feeling. Don’t make excuses. Don’t put it off for another day or time. Just keep your appointment with yourself.
Don’t know where to start? Begin with your clothes. Decluttering your clothes and keeping only those that you love will have the biggest, quickest impact on your life.
Here’s what will happen when you start to declutter:
- You will feel a burden being lifted. You’ll actually feel lighter.
- You will feel great about yourself for keeping your commitment and for making progress.
- Your stress will go down. (Studies have shown a direct correlation between the amount of stuff in a woman’s home and her stress level. Less stuff=less stress).
Just get started. Doing a little is better than doing nothing.
And if you’d like even more help, just click here to take a short quiz to figure out your HOME Girl Organizing Type, and then watch my organizing Master Class.
Best of luck! You’ve got this!