Taming the Unruly – 10 Reasons to Declutter and 5 Effective Tips to Manage Your Clutter

Ah, I just don’t have time to get to that… When I have a free weekend, when this semester is over, when our schedule isn’t so packed….Those were just a few of my excuses I used for far too long for not tackling a few unruly closets in our house, not to mention some boxes still in the garage from when we moved here. Can you relate? As I’ve diligently begun to tackle some of the spaces over the past few weeks, I’ve realized I’m not the only one who struggles with this.  So why declutter? There are lots of reasons. Here are just a few… 10 Reasons to Declutter: It frees up energy to focus on the important stuff. You’re no longer distracted by the clutter. It helps free you from the past. What do you need to let go of? Clutter can cause us to carry things from the past that we’re not intended to hold on to. Declutterig give you a fresh outlook and gives space for your next chapter. It allows you to appreciate what you have in the present. Decluttering saves money because you don’t buy what you already have. You’ll spend less time cleaning and spend more time enjoying what you have. Decluttering can reduce housework by up to 40%. Who doesn’t want to reduce their housework? Each time you do it, it gets easier. Really, the more you do it the easier it is. Decluttering reduces stress. Someone else might really need what you have and don’t use. It is liberating! When you declutter you instantly feel a million pounds lighter. Why is...