The Christmas tree is down and the baubles have been safely packed away for another year. I’ve written a plan of action to get our house back to some semblance of normality and I’m raring to get going on the great post-Christmas clear out.
Unlike previous years I haven’t had to declutter too deeply this year. But the last few months have seen lots of new additions arrive but none leave. I have a pile of stuff in the cupboard and much more to add to it this coming week.
The hardest part of having a sort out is deciding where to begin. In the past I’ve flitted from room to room and tied myself in knots trying to do everything at once. I suggest starting in one small area and not moving on until you have finished. Breaking it down in this way means you are much more likely to succeed.
What To Do With The Clutter
I’ve decided to separate our clutter in to 3 different boxes. There will be a sell box for items that are in a good condition. A box for donation either to the charity shop or on Freecycle. The last box will be recyclables and things to throw away. I really hope there isn’t much to throw away as I like to recycle as much as I can.
Avoiding Future Clutter Creep
As much I love a good declutter I don’t want to spend lots of my precious time repeating the process too often. I’m really going to be mindful about what I bring in to our home that includes purchases, review items and prizes. Using the ‘something in-something out’ rule usually works well for me.
I aim to have a clear out twice a year from now on, one in January and one in the Summer.