The Liberating Power of Decluttering

Decluttering is the process of getting rid of the excess. It can be done in any area of your life, from your belongings to your schedule to your thoughts. But what are the benefits of decluttering? Why should you bother?

One of the main benefits of decluttering is that it creates freedom! When you have less stuff, you have less to worry about. You don’t have to spend as much time cleaning and organizing. You don’t have to waste money on things you don’t need or use. And you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of your possessions.

Here are some specific ways that decluttering can create freedom in your life:

  • Physical freedom: When you have less stuff, you have more physical space. This can make your home feel more spacious and inviting. It can also make it easier to clean and organize.
  • Mental freedom: Clutter can be a major source of stress and anxiety. When you declutter, you’re getting rid of the mental clutter as well as the physical clutter. This can lead to a clearer mind and a more peaceful state of mind.
  • Emotional freedom: Clutter can also be a source of emotional baggage. When you declutter, you’re letting go of the past and making room for new things in your life. This can lead to a greater sense of freedom and lightness.
  • Financial freedom: Decluttering can also save you money. When you get rid of things you don’t need or use, you’re not spending money on storage, insurance, or repairs. You may also be able to sell some of your unwanted items for cash.
  • Time freedom: Decluttering can also save you time. When you have less stuff, you have less to clean, organize, and maintain. This can free up your time so you can do the things you enjoy.
Cluttered space to functional space

So how do you get started with decluttering? Here are a few tips:

  • Start small: Don’t try to declutter your entire home in one day. Start with one room or even one drawer.
  • Be ruthless: Don’t be afraid to get rid of things, even if you’ve had them for a long time or they were expensive. If you don’t use or love it, get rid of it. Stay focused on who you are now and what you need now. 
  • Have a system: Decide what you’re going to do with the items you’re getting rid of. Are you going to donate them, sell them, or throw them away?
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help: If you’re struggling to declutter on your own, ask a friend or family member for help. You can also hire a professional declutterer.

Decluttering can be a challenging process, but it’s worth it in the end. When you declutter, you’re creating freedom for yourself in all areas of your life.

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Published by Suzanne- Happily Decluttered

Hi!! My name is Suzanne and I live in central PA with my husband and three girls. I love yoga, pickleball, camping, spending time with my family, and decluttering!

One thought on “The Liberating Power of Decluttering

  1. I recently stayed with a friend and despite being used to the hoarding, I found it suffocating this time. I couldn’t get past the collection of things, every room, the garage that can’t be used as a garage, and the food hoarding. I know this happens for a reason but this time I found myself speechless.
    As always you give great advice but as I discovered, some people just can’t move past themselves.
    Great post as always.

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