How to Get Rid of Clutter: 7 Things That Are Holding You Back
Joshua Becker says that no one ever sets out wanting to own as much clutter as possible. But thanks to advertisers, retailers, and social expectations, you feel pressured to accumulate more and more throughout your lifetime. Learning how to get rid of the clutter once and for all becomes difficult thanks to seven lies that lead to a cluttered home.
The first lie is that you have the space. Joshua says the key to learning how to clean a cluttered home is to stop rationalizing your need to fill up empty space with furniture, boxes, and other stored items.
The second lie is thinking that you can afford it. Just because you have money to buy something, doesn’t mean you actually need it.
Next, the third lie you tell yourself is that you use an item. When learning how to organize a cluttered home, ask yourself if you really need an item even if you do use it regularly.
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The fourth lie is that you need to keep an item just in case you eventually need it. While learning how to declutter your home, let go of any of these just-in-case items.
After that, the fifth lie is believing that your spouse or partner is the problem. The secret to how to declutter your home and get your spouse or partner on board is to set an example by clearing out your clutter first.
The sixth lie is thinking that you don’t own too much stuff. If all of your space has been filled, you own too much stuff, and you need to learn how to get rid of clutter today.
Lastly, the seventh lie is that owning less will be boring. Learning how to get rid of clutter successfully means not associating physical items with entertainment any longer.
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