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How to Declutter and Have a Tidier Home (and Mind!)


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How to Declutter.


Why it is important to declutter.

Clutter can be overwhelming and all consuming.  It can also be a huge time-waster and extremely frustrating.

This blog post is going to talk about how to declutter your home and mind in an efficient manner- so that you can live a more peaceful life!


1) Start with your bedroom


This is the place where you should feel the most relaxed, so it’s essential that your space reflects that. Get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy or serve a purpose. This includes clothes, knick-knacks, and anything else that’s just taking up space.


If you have trouble getting rid of things, ask yourself this question: “Do I really need this?” If the answer is no, then get rid of it! You’ll be surprised at how much lighter and more free you’ll feel once you’ve decluttered your bedroom.


2) Move on to the living room


This is usually the space where you tend to accumulate the most clutter. Think about what you actually use and need in this space, and get rid of the rest. Do you really need that pile of magazines that you’re never going to read? Or those extra throws and pillows that are just taking up space?


Again, if you have trouble getting rid of things, ask yourself if you really need them. If not, then get rid of it! Or, get yourself a 10×20 storage size to store your goods in. You’ll be amazed at how much more spacious your living room will feel once you’ve decluttered it.


3) Don’t forget about the kitchen!


The kitchen is often one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. Start by decluttering the countertops and cabinets. Then move on to decluttering the fridge, freezer, and pantry. Finally, donate any non-perishable food items that you won’t use to a local food bank.


In addition to decluttering your physical space, it’s vital to declutter your mind. A cluttered mind is often the cause of anxiety and stress. To declutter your mind, start by writing down everything that is causing you stress. Once you have a list of what is stressing you out, figure out ways to eliminate or minimize those stressors. One way to do this is to delegate or ask for help with tasks that are overwhelming.


Another way to declutter your mind is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness involves being present in the moment and focusing on your breath. When you find yourself getting overwhelmed or bogged down with thoughts, take a few minutes to sit quietly and focus on your breath.


4) Don’t forget about the closets!


Closets can be a catch-all for everything from clothes to holiday decorations. Start by decluttering your closet by getting rid of anything that you don’t use or need. If you haven’t worn it in six months, chances are you won’t wear it again.


Donate any clothes that are in good condition to a local thrift store or shelter. Once you’ve decluttered your closet, take the time to organize it so that it’s more functional. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and will make your space feel less cluttered.


By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to decluttering your home and mind! You’ll feel lighter, more relaxed, and less stressed. So what are you waiting for? Start decluttering today!


For More Home Tips
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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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About The Author

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.