One thing that I hear a lot from the business women that I talk to is that once they declutter an area they find it hard to keep it clutter free. Here are some tips that you might find useful:
Clutter Rules can be Fun
If you are anything like me, you might not be a fan of too many rules. However, if you have a tendency to clutter then a nice set of rules can really help to keep you clutter free.
Clutter Rule No 1: One in one out
Once you have decluttered you may decide that you want to buy a particular piece of clothing for your work wardrobe, for example. Rather than just building up pieces and finding that in 6 months time your wardrobe is cluttered again you make the rule that if you buy something then you have to let something go.
Clutter Rule No 2: Know your needs from your wants
Needing something is so different to wanting it. It really is all relative but ….. whenever you are tempted to buy or bring something into your life ask yourself … “Do I really really need this or do I just want it?” There’s nothing wrong with wanting things so then the next question would be …. “Do I really really love this thing?”
Clutter Rule No 3: Pause before you buy
Make a deal with yourself that you will not impulse buy. If something comes to mind that you want ….. pause … wait a week at least, then review. Impulse buying can be so pleasurable and easy but not always helpful when you are trying to stay clutter free.
Clutter Rule No 4. Defend your Magic Portals
Think of yourself as the fierce spiritual guardian of your Magic Portals. Nothing comes in without your conscious, definite approval. Whether its your inbox, your post box or the ingredients you buy to nourish your body and soul. You can stand guard and make decisions:
Do I really want this?
Will it add value to my life?
Where will it live?
I talk a lot about Magic Portals. Basically they are the energy centres in your home and business that allow things in and out on a physical and energetic level. Remember that all matter is energy, so even physical items have their energetic representation in your psyche.
Allow in only things that nurture and support you.
If you would like some support and inspiration to start you decluttering journey then I am here to help. At the moment I am offering an amazing coaching experience to help get you kick-started. Have a look here to see how we can declutter together.