On this blog, I love sharing tips on how to get and keep your house organized. Getting rid of the clutter is the first step toward organizing everything. One of my earliest posts was on how to decide what you should keep and what you should toss when you’re trying to declutter your home. It’s been almost two years since I shared that with you. I feel this information on decluttering is a key element to getting organized. Therefore, I’d like to share it with you again.
I feel so free and unburdened when I toss stuff out. Sometimes, though, it can be a little difficult to decide what stays and what goes. To help out with that problem, here is list of 10 questions to ask yourself when trying to decide whether to keep an item or toss it. And by “toss it”, I mean you are either going to donate it, give it away to a friend or throw it out.
10 Questions to Help You Declutter
- Do I love it?
- Does it have sentimental value?
- Do I use it?
- How often do I use it?
- When was the last time I used it?
- Why don’t I use it?
- If I keep it, where will I put it?
- How many of these things do I really need?
- If I toss it, will I be able to get another one someday?
- What is the worst possible thing that could happen if I got rid of it?
These questions could apply to clothes, too. Substitute “wear” for “use”. If you don’t like thinking about what you’re throwing out, think of it in terms of what you’re keeping instead. Plus if you get rid of things you’re not using or that are unimportant, you can make room for new things that you need or bring you joy!