Have you ever noticed how a quick declutter feels so good?
I had the pleasure of speaking with Donna Alos on BBC Radio Derby yesterday morning. I shared some ideas to help you get started with some feel-good decluttering activities.
I was only on for a few minutes, so you may not have heard it, but I didn’t want you to miss out.
Whether you refer to it as clutter or not, most of us have a collection of things lying about in an untidy state somewhere in our home. We have an overabundance of possessions, that can create disorder and a chaotic environment.
Have you ever been bothered by clutter?
If you’ve been frustrated at not being able to find the things you need; distracted or unable to relax because the things around you; you’ll know how it can niggle and even cause you stress. It can affect your mood, and how you feel about yourself and your home.
Recent research by my follow APDO colleague, Caroline Rogers, has found that there is an association between clutter and wellbeing. Caroline says that clutter is subjective; how much we have isn’t important, it’s how we feel about it that is.
Taking steps to address your clutter can feel great.
You don’t have to have a huge declutter to feel the benefits. Creating order, even a little, can make you feel fantastic and like a weight has been lifted.
Here are some examples of the small tasks to help you feel fabulous.
- sort out your cutlery drawer
- review your cook books
- tidy your underwear drawer
- sort the odd cables box
- review your DVD collection
- sort out your make-up
- look through the bathroom cabinet
- tidy up your bedside table
- sort through desk drawer
And if you have larger tasks to do but they feel a bit overwhelming; break them down into smaller activities; race the boiling kettle; work in 25 minute chunks; sort a drawer, box or shelf at a time; or make a list of the tasks that need to be done and complete the first one.
Do a little each day and it will soon add up, I promise!