clutter is created by postponing decisions

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Source: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Minimalist-millennials-say-no-thanks-to-family-11216445.php#photo-1541395

10 things you can do to declutter your life
1. Start decluttering early, especially if you have a deadline. This should help relieve some stress. Clutter is created by postponing decisions.
2. If you are storing items for others, set a date in the very near future for them to pick them up.

3. Try to understand why, how and when the clutter started piling up. Try to be very honest and easy on yourself.
4. If a donation truck has scheduled a pickup in your area, promise yourself to leave them a few garbage bags worth of donations.

5. Do not accept items that you do not want from family members out of guilt. Thank them for thinking of you and ask them to pass it on to someone else.
Source: DeClutter By Deirdre
6. Write down the stories associated with your family’s possessions and attach them to each item if you are planning on passing them onto the next generation.
6. Write down the stories associated with your family’s possessions and attach them to each item if you are planning on passing them onto the next generation.
7. Ensure that all of your personal paperwork is in order, from wills to healthcare directives.
8. Donate clothes that you don’t wear or that no longer fit.
9. Donations is a great way to help others who could use your extra items to improve their lives.
10. If you are overwhelmed by your decluttering task, ask for help. It can be hard physically and emotionally.

Another helpful resource –

  • http://www.budgetdumpster.com/resources/how-to-declutter-your-home.php

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