Decluttering, former procrastinators, is a major thing at our house now. We’ve done other clean outs, but this one is big. We want the blessing of living on the other side of clean out bad enough to go through it. Do you wonder if you need to declutter a bit?
Maybe some of these considerations shed light:
- Other people’s reactions (silent or spoken) at the sight of your room/home.
- Your fear of other’s reactions.
- Family members’ frustration with household functioning.
- You put off decluttering.
- You’re continually stuff shifting.
- You must search for things when you need them.
- Family members often ask where’s the so and so?
- You think your house is too small.
- You think you need to get organized.
- You lose significant things like checks or bills.
- You say things like “I have to leave it out or I won’t do it.” But you can’t see it and haven’t done it.
- If we move, do I want to deal with this on the other end?
- Would I buy this again?
- There are obstacles in your everyday path.
- You don’t participate in events or activities because you have to clean up or manage stuff.
- You don’t have people over because of your mess.
- You keep things just in case.
- You find many things too significant to part with.
- You save things because they might be valuable
- You still have clothing with price tags.
- You have no discretionary time because of household management.
- You’re confused or overwhelmed in your house or room.
- Stuff is expanding beyond its allotted space or room.
What else reveals our need to declutter? Which of these describe you?