Four Reasons Why You Haven’t Decluttered Yet

1. It’s still useful; I might need it some day.

- If you haven’t used it in a year, give it away to someone else. Donate it to a thrift store of your choice, or post it for free on Craigslist or Facebook. Chances are you won’t need it again.

2. I don’t have time.

-Pack a small bag every day of things you don’t want anymore. Just use a timer and set it for 15 minutes. It’s amazing how much trash/giveaway you can find in 15 minutes. Flylady can help you establish routines if you need them!

3. I feel guilty because my (aunt/mother/friend/boss) gave it to me.

-If something doesn’t bring you joy and happiness, why keep it? That person wanted to bring you joy when they gave it to you. If it doesn’t, no problem. Donate it to a charity and you can bless someone else!

4. There’s so much clutter and stuff. I can’t figure out where to start.

-Start in the area that frustrates you the most. Set your timer for 15 minutes, and go!

Over and over I have been amazed at how simply giving away my extra stuff has really blessed other people. The other day I had the honor of helping a family with twin boys declutter. At the end we had tons of really cute shoes to donate. What fun it was to post that on Facebook and help another family out!


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