Decluttering I find people have zero problem doing on spurts. They declutter before the New Year or Spring Cleaning for examples. However, there are many times that decluttering is something that should be consistently done through the year and in our lives physically, emotionally and as well as mentally.
Decluttering is way to get the things that no longer serve a purpose and remove them from out lives. It’s a great way to clean up and make things new. This is essential to all no matter what stage of life you are in and it doesn’t matter your status. With, why do we wait until we can’t find something, or special times of the year to do it?
It could be that decluttering is only about it being in the time of necessity. Since when is cleaning up around us and trimming excessiveness not a necessity? Think about the purpose of cleaning up our own acts than apply it. I live off principle. With the principle of clearing and cleaning up clutter we must apply it all around. This decluttering is all about eliminating waste. That could be in the form of wasted time, wasted energy, wasted space, wasted expenses. These areas of waste are all things that we can trim from our lives daily. I started decluttering in how I cook and manage my home. Although my husband has his two spaces of clutter everything else is cleaned to the T. I like my living room area livable. I like rooms to be cleaned. I liked for kitchens to be clean clear. All the wasted time I was doing by over cooking or cooking a thousand miles daily I found that meal prepping allowed me to better use my time a bit wisely. I needed to declutter my time so I can have more of it for the things that mattered to me like spending time with the kids or catching a show that I loved for once.
It doesn’t work to wipe a counter and to wipe folks out of our lives. Yes, you can do it in spirit or by eliminating them or their access to you which is all good but it doesn’t work to take folks out-the laws of the land frown upon that and I don’t have enough lawyer power. So how you declutter people is to place people into the front seats, the backs seats, as passerby, or simply stop dealing with people. A few years ago, I found moving on doesn’t need a church announcement. It doesn’t need a Facebook snub; it simply needs you to move as if they don’t exist and close contact. It could be for a season or lifetime it was my choice. I am finding that I must re do this shift again. Having to give folks a seat in the back or allow them to see me after I have accomplished a goal is what I need to do to eliminate drama in my life than so be it. This is a need not a desire. Sometimes personal self-care is necessary in eliminating folks who will consistently pull on you.
Decluttering your Social Media
I do this more often than I shift people. My personal social media is private for the most part and only for those that I either have associates or that I would allow my children to be around in real life. When it comes to other social media and how I declutter I simply do not follow accounts that trigger me. This is a personal mission of mine. In which way they trigger me is none of anyone’s business. I am responsible for the triggers and the management of them. For me I choose to make sure that the accounts that I follow or allow to follow me speak of who I am. I did the same thing with certain “reality television!” its my choice. Also, it’s not my job to make my choices extend to others unless they live in my home. If certain shows are off limits, they are off limits for anyone who is in my home unless the person is my husband. Thankfully we agree on the list of do not watch shows and he and he alone is the only persons interest or input I take. What makes certain social media accounts work or don’t work is a personal journey.
This is different than decluttering people. You can move someone to the back of the car without it ruining a relationship but once you scrub a relationship that no longer works, it’s no longer about keeping them on the team and moving their position its about moving them out altogether. I have had friends mostly that I moved from their positions in my life, but I kept them in my life. However, when I made the decision to remove them it wasn’t about position. It was about making sure that we did an exit interview of some sorts.
Decluttering your home or space
One of benefits of decluttering your home is cleaner space. Cleaner space helps to motivate you to clean other areas of your home too. I personally can’t create in a dirty or clutter space. As much as I am on my laptop if I lookout and see clutter I can’t type or write. It’s a personal pet peeve. Decluttering is a way to boost my personal creativity. Decluttering helps to keep the people in the home safe and healthy too. Clutter brings dust and dust and dust mites can lead to sickness. My older two kids have asthma. Seasonal changes and dust are their triggers. Thankfully we haven’t had to go to the hospital for it, but I am a firm believer controlling the clutter is the reason for us not having doctor visits outside of checkups. We go through toys-donating often, clear out corners, whatever it takes to keep a clean space.
What do you need to clean today? I know that Sunday or at least Saturdays are days where families clean up after a long week but what about clutter? What about throwing out unnecessary items to make room for the things that mater? What about clearing out old junk and leaving it out? Did you know that clearing space physically is a great way to lead your life emotionally and mentally? What about those mental issues you have been dealing with? Sometimes the reel of life keeps going because we won’t clear out the space to bring in real healing. What about emotional baggage? The yelling and anger that you are holding onto is a clear definition of your body telling you to clean house from the inside out!
So, let’s all clean our houses today. Declutter your snacks in your home. You said you were losing weight and eating right, get the bad food out. Declutter your thoughts as they don’t bring in things that increase peace, happiness, or joy.