I’ve been feeling the urge for a few weeks now… and the end of the school holidays confirmed it – it’s declutter time around here. The change in the weather did it for me yesterday. I pulled every single item of clothing out of my boy’s bedrooms and starting culling and passing them down. It opened up a can of worms (as it always does when you start culling!), so now I feel like I have to move on to every room in the house.
I’m not a hoarder and I don’t keep everything I have ever been given, but I am realistic. I live in a house full of males and sometimes the cupboards, under the lounges, the drawers, the shelves… they all get full of stuff. I let it go for a while and it doesn’t bother me, but then suddenly I am so overwhelmed I have those yellow garbage bags out and I am filling them like there is no tomorrow….
I only follow 3 simple rules and create piles…
- Throw out
I was on Pinterest looking this morning and there were thousands of decluttering tips yet some are so ridiculous and time consuming! Who needs 10 steps before they declutter? You just need 3! Well, truth be known I sometimes only need the 2 – throw out & donate. I’ve had my use out of whatever it is and selling it can be time consuming so I need to move on. I will always donate when I can. Uniforms, clothes, toys, cushions…
I don’t declutter slowly either. I’m manic and need the job done asap. No I’m not pregnant but it’s like that nesting feeling hits me and I can’t stop haha!
Are you good at decluttering?
I’m on a mission people… wish me luck!