How to Declutter in 5 Minutes
Our space is like our minds, if it is too full, nothing can efficiently be accomplished. We need to ‘clear out.’ Before I start decluttering any space I get rid of what really does not need to be there.
Papers, coffee cups, worn out items- these all have no right to take up your precious space. Treat your space like a temple, only put in what really deserves a place or serves a purpose.
I am going to give a clear list of examples so that you do not have to second guess. You can use this list and walk in to any space and apply it:
5 Second Tips to Declutter
- Newspapers, magazines, notes that you no longer need
- Coffee cups (paper) or takeout containers
- Broken items that cannot be fixed or if you have not attempted to fix it in the two months since it has been broken- if you have gone this far without using it chances are slim you will not use it and do not need it
- Toasters, microwaves, jewelry, lamps, dishes
- Basically anything that is broken
Use your discretion on the expense of the item and likelihood it will get fixed. However, the simple rule is- either you fix it right now (literally) or you take it to someone who can fix it. If neither of those options are worthwhile, it can be disposed of.
“Our space is like our minds, if it is too full, nothing can efficiently be accomplished.”
If you are paying someone to fix it be aware of the opportunity cost. If it is going to cost more to fix it than the item is worth than I encourage you to dispose of it and get a new one. Rather than having to fix something every month, it is best to start fresh. However, if it has important significance then by all means fix it.
If you are asking a friend or family member to fix it, be considerate of their time and energy. Do not ask them to spend hours fixing it, only for the item to go back and sit in your basement collecting dust for the next ten years.
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Happy decluttering day!