Are you looking for simple, clutter-clearing tips to make your life easier? I have some great ideas for you to use today.
What is Clutter?
Clutter is the result of too much stuff that is untidy. Making too many purchases of unneeded items can add result in clutter. Clutter can leave your home unorganized and also make you feel overwhelmed.
Clutter and Stress
Clutter can cause a great deal of stress to your life. According to The New York Times, clutter can have a negative impact on the cortisol levels in your body, and that can result in serious health issues over time. By making simple choices to declutter you life, you can see positive long term effects.
Simple Clutter-Clearing Tips
Use one or all of these great cluttering-clearing tips to help you simplify your life.
1. Make Your Bed
Start your day off right by making your bed. Having your bed made first thing in the morning will keep your bedroom less cluttered, and help you find what you need with ease.
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3. Make a To-Do List
Make a list of what you want to get done. Keep your to-do list simple with only 5 items or less at a time, and focus on your most important task first.
4. Use Time Blocking
Time blocking is a great way to schedule in some decluttering time. When you schedule time to declutter, you are more likely to get it done.
5. Delete Emails
Delete any emails that are taking space in your inbox. By deleting unnecessary emails and keeping your inbox clean, you are also simplifying your life.
6. Jot it Down
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts, jot them down to help declutter your mind. In the free printables section of the blog, there is a brain dump printable that can help you record your thoughts in one location.
7. Remove Unused Apps
Declutter your phone by removing any unused apps. After you remove the apps, reorganize the remaining apps on your phone.
8. Declutter Your Purse
Remove everything from your purse and only put back what you need. Using a purse organizer insert is a great way to sort and organize the items you place back into your purse.
9. Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
Clean out any expired medicine from your medicine cabinet. Removing all expired medicine will help you avoid from taking expired medicine, if you get sick.
10. Clean Out Your Fridge/Freezer
Remove any rotten or expired food from your fridge and freezer. Since fresh foods can expire quickly, set up a routine to frequently check your fresh foods.
11. Donate Books
Donate any books that you don’t plan on reading. Unread books take up space and can add to house clutter.
12. Organize Your Nightstand
Remove anything from your nightstand that isn’t useful to you. When your nightstand is free from clutter, you can effortlessly find what you need.
13. Clean Your Kitchen Counters
Take 5 minutes and remove anything from your kitchen counters that isn’t needed. Make a designated space for necessary counter items and move the remaining items to an organized cabinet or drawer.
14. Say No
Say no to anything that isn’t simplifying your life. If there is anything that is stressing you out or causing you to be overwhelmed, start saying no and you will be more at ease.
15. Participate in My Declutter Challenges
I offer some declutter challenges for you, here on the blog. One of them is my 30 day declutter challenge. The 30 day declutter challenge can help you simplify your life and organize what you own with ease.
Clutter can cause stress and also lead to several other issues. You can make your life easier by incorporating my clutter-clearing tips into your life.
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