This month in my Masterclass group I am discussing ways we can really organize our homes and our lives. Did you know that often times our homes are what keeps us trapped in life? No really, it has even been scientifically studied and proven that clutter and mess in our homes is one of the leading causes of depression and anxiety. Read about this great study done by UCLA
When I work with Client's who use my 'Organizational Mapping' design package I notice a lot of these client's have a lot in common.
* Not so great finances.
* They are often feeling overwhelmed and stressed
* Their health is suffering, and they are regularly feeling tired
* They struggle to accomplish their goals and manage their time effectively
* Their home does not feel like a safe haven or does it lacks the peace and order they long for
These are just a few of the results from excess clutter in a home. Excess clutter affects our finances, our mental state, and even our physical health. Clutter steals your time and focus, making it more difficult to pursue your goals. Perhaps most important, it robs you of that feeling of peace and comfort that your home should provide.
Almost all my client's who remove clutter after using my techniques and suggestions are able to maintain their homes cleanliness and have a sense of well-being and peace as they look around at a neat and orderly environment.
You can immediately eliminate unnecessary stress in your life, by eliminating unnecessary clutter.
Some quick easy tips to declutter your home without getting anxiety from doing so:
1. Make A Master Plan
Yes, I really mean grab a notepad and pencil and go room by room and create a list of items that you decide belongs in each room/area on your plan.
For example, decide ahead of time where the household papers belong – do you want to keep files in the kitchen near your what I refer to as your command center or do you have a home office.
2.. Prepare For The Clutter Purge
Use Three Large Boxes. Label these boxes as follows: “Put Away,” Give Away” and “Throw Away.”
3. My Room Declutter Strategy
Here’s the simple process I use to declutter each room… when going room-by-room:
4. Make sure you finish each room completely before moving on to the next!
Once you have eliminated the clutter from your home you will be able to clean it in only minutes. It's easier to find things. You will feel more relaxed and less overwhelmed while actually living in your home. You will finally enjoy being home.