6 May 2016

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL RULES TO REMEMBER DURING DECLUTTERING PROCESS


TOP 5 ESSENTIAL RULES TO REMEMBER DURING DECLUTTERING PROCESS
You know when you are involved in consistently partaking in one activity and constantly learning and reading about that topic it almost becomes general knowledge and obvious information to you? Well, that is what minimalism, simplifying and decluttering has become for me. To a point, i almost came to conclusion in my head that such topics are general knowledge and common sense by now. Right? Nope, WRONG! So wrong. Of Course it is not general knowledge. If it was then why did i myself have to read, listen and watch various types of videos, blog posts and internet research to learn and motivate my self to declutter my life for the best. Anyways, what point am i trying to make? Well, 2 days ago i was talking to a friend regarding how beneficial decluttering is for your own sanity and it turns out she was completely clueless in regards to how to effectively organise and start the decluttering process. I instantly couldn't help but think to my self, of course someone like her could really benefit from a blog post like this to not only learn something but also become inspired and motivated. So i really hope this does inspire and help someone to seriously attack the clutter in their life. If not then atleast i can send this blog post to my friend that inspired this blog post. Hmmm right? Anyways, time to end my rambling and get on with the post...

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL RULES TO REMEMBER DURING DECLUTTERING PROCESS:

1. DO NOT HOLD ON TO AN ITEM BECAUSE OF GUILT.

Please, listen to me. DO NOT hold onto things just because you feel guilty. If you know very inside your head that the likelihood of you actually using an item is severely low, then just do yourself a favour and get rid of it. If you have spent money on that item then realise that the money has already been spent. What is gone, is gone. Don't dwell on it. That money is not magically going to pay for it self if you just hold on to an item without actually using it. Same goes for things such as unwanted gifts and non essential items. Don't hold on to gifts that you actually will never use just because of guilt. Why keep something if it literally serves no purpose or likings to you? In regards to non essential items, yes we have all at times bought things we needed for few rare usage that we no longer need or have any purpose for. Well, get rid of it.


2. DO NOT HOARD DUPLICATE ITEMS.

Whenever you buy new items or upgrade your things, please reconsider your old items in the same category and just get rid of the duplicates. Upgraded to a new fabulous pair of blue jeans? Well, time to maybe get rid of something from your stash of other 10 same looking pair of blue jeans (Totally valid example, admit it you probably do have a stash of same looking jeans) that has now been replaced by your new and fabulous purchase. Anyways, my point is that there is no point of keeping duplicates of items that serves the same purpose and knowing that the chance of you actually ending up using the item is very low

3. DIGITISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE .

Several reasons why i would recommend this. Firstly, digitise your nostalgic memories such as photos, letters, cards so that you will still have a copy incase the psychical item gets damaged. Secondly, by scanning or taking photos of your memories, it will give you the chance to store the memory and revisit often rather than storing it away in a box taking up space. Thirdly, digitising your things gives you the ability to sort and organise your documents in a way that allows you to search something up really quickly rather than having to physically go through boxes of things in order to find something. Fourthly, digitising will most definitely clear out paper clutter from your life. All your important documents such as receipts, bills and official documents and informations can be digitised to avoid giant paper mess.

4. CONSISTENTLY MONITOR & TWEAK YOUR SPENDING HABITS .

It is absolutely essential to monitor and tweak your spending habits not only for the sake of your finance and budgeting reasons but to also give you the chance to be intentional about the things you are purchasing and bringing into your house that could potentially turn into clutter. Monitoring your spending habit can stop you from wasting your money on

5. REPURPOSE OR DONATING IS BETTER THAN HOARDING.

Consider repurposing your items such as coming up with creative diy ideas to reuse or just simply recycle things you no longer need. Pinterest is a great place to find awesome and creative DIY projects that can give you brilliant ideas on how to repurpose your non essential things. And of course, donating is always an excellent choice of decluttering as sharing and giving back to others is an important aspect in life.


Well, there we go. My top 5 rules to remember during decluttering process to help you make the best decisions and organise your life for good.

Listed below are couple of more helpful related blog posts that further discusses decluttering, organisation and minimalism.

http://www.minimisetosimplify.com/2016/04/5-tips-on-how-to-prevent-clutter-in.html

5 MINIMALIST TIPS TO MAXIMISE YOUR LIFE

3 SIMPLE METHODS ON HOW TO DRAMATICALLY MINIMISE YOUR PERSONAL POSSESSIONS

5 THINGS YOU CAN MINIMISE TO INSTANTLY SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
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