Do you need help cutting clutter? Are you thinking of literally asking someone, "Help declutter my home!"? If so, you are in the right place. Whether you have gotten started, or are looking to get started in the quest to get rid of clutter there are a few steps in common that everyone should know about and can use to help themselves get rid of clutter.
Your first step should be to acknowledge that it's OK to ask for help. If you haven't yet taken the step to actually ask someone for help and are looking around for ways to declutter your home, keep in mind that asking for help is fine. It can be a great first step - just by visiting this website and reading about how to get help and ways to get started is important.
Keep the followings steps in mind when you want to get serious about decluttering your home:
- Do something. Anything. Get started with a project that will reduce clutter. Toss something out, organize your storage in a room, just do something! Most of the time we get caught up in the details and are almost paralyzed by the enormous tasks in front of us. Don't let that happen to you - recognize that everything can be broken down into smaller steps. Start in on one of these smaller steps and before you know it you'll be on your way. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu
- Start brainstorming, reading, and collecting ideas. You have taken the first step by starting to read and search on the internet for ideas to get you started. Keep it up! Read articles on specific areas (kitchens, bathrooms, closets, etc) and take what you need from them to apply to your personal situation. If you need more help with the general idea of how to go about decluttering your home take a minute to download my book (free) and spend some time reading through the larger ideas behind getting rid of clutter, as well as some of the specific actions you can take.
- Develop a schedule. Write down when you are going to declutter your home and for how long. What are you going to accomplish? Make realistic goals and mark them off when you are done. Completing goals and finishing what you start can give you the motivation to keep going. Be sure to break tasks up so that you don't get burnt out or overwhelmed. For example, instead of "decluttering your living room", make sections that can be done one at a time; the TV and TV stand area, the bookshelf, the cabinet, etc.