Think of decluttering as the intersection where Feng Shui, the Law of Abundance, the Law of Attraction and time management all meet and provide you with a clear path to freedom. Can you imagine having more time, more space, increased focus and creativity? Not only that, but when you clear the clutter you can transform your life in so many more ways—less stress, better sleep and even weight loss.
What a Feeling
Being in a room that’s clean, clear and open just feels better than being in a room that’s full of clutter and crap. Imagine finding what you need in mere seconds, rather than having to wade through mountains of junk.
Just Start Somewhere
Just start somewhere, whether it’s an entire room or little piles of clutter throughout your home or office. Once you get going there will be no stopping you, but don’t expect to finish everything in a day. With every inch of space you recover and reclaim, you’ll regain the energy you lost to clutter. And when you’re done, make sure you maintain a clutter-free area for continued bliss.
If you have a lot of piles of junk in your house, you can tackle each one by organizing the junk in each pile. Have sorting boxes ready. You can label them: trash, donations, crafts, bills, etc.
You’ve got clothing that no longer fits you and outfits that are no longer in style. You’ve got purses you don’t use and shoes that hurt when you wear them (so you never do). Get rid of it all. Donate what you haven’t worn in months to charity.
Your cabinets are filled with junk. Whether it’s old appliances or appliances you never used buried in the back, go through it all, see what works, think about what you need and trash or donate the rest.
This is going to be a little gross, so put on some plastic gloves and go through your fridge and pantry. Toss out old, expired food and spices you don’t ever use. If what you have is still edible and usable, consider donating it to a food pantry.
Get rid of expired beauty products and old, ratty towels. Have a skin treatment that never worked for you? Throw it away.
Go through your car and clean out all the old gas receipts and food trash. Look everywhere—under the seats and in the glove compartment.
The Laws of Attraction and Abundance
When it comes to the Law of Attraction and the Law of Abundance, holding on to things you don’t need tells the universe that you fear and expect you’ll never have more or better and that you have no need (and certainly no room) for anything else in your life. Clutter keeps you stagnant and stuck.
When you clear the clutter, energy flows through your life and the space around you in a natural and uplifting way. Consider starting where you sleep. Keep nothing under your bed.
Take the first step. You don’t need nearly as much stuff as you think you do.