If you’re struggling with clutter and piles, here are some tips to simplify your life.
-schedule in time to get organized each week
-pay your bills immediately
-empty your trash daily
-throw out old magazines and newspapers
-keep things in 1 place, not 6, around your house
-sell or donate books, CD’s and clothes you don’t use or like
-if you get something new, get rid of something old
-ask for help
-donate all food you won’t eat (and is still good) to a food pantry
-get rid of duplicates (kitchen tools, supplies) that don’t get used more than twice a year
-work towards financial independence, not struggle. Get a second job, sell things on Ebay and Etsy, work in a career that you enjoy and will increasingly bring you more income.
-rethink where you live. Maybe it’s time to grow larger or downsize
-evaluate what you’ve committed your time and energy to. Do you really want to do that activity for that long?
-learn to say no
-establish good routines and habits that will help you enjoy life and not hurt you
-simplify your goals. Not only should you know what your goals are, you should have more clarity than just “I want to make a lot of money.”
If you still aren’t sure, ask yourself these questions: Do I need it? Is it something I’ll use often? Would a used item suffice? What is the most sustainable option? Am I falling prey to consumerism? Will it last? Could I make it myself?
What questions do you have about simplifying life? Share them below.