Many of you are spending more time at home because of COVID-19 and are considering making use of this time to declutter your home so you can bring some well-needed serenity into your home and life.
At first, I thought it was a great opportunity to declutter too, until I realised that many charities have stopped accepting donations in-kind because of the rapid spread of the virus.
The thing is, if you don’t get rid of your castaways as soon as the purge is over, you may start adding random items on top of your piles, which means you’ll have to go through them again at some stage.
Or, you may have your family questioning your decisions and potentially convincing you to put some of the stuff back into your closets. Trust me, I’ve seen it, and it can turn ugly!
So unless you’re organised and disciplined enough to keep your castaways piles intact until things go back to normal, it’s probably better to put this project on hold for a while.
With all that said, if you’re in an organising mood, there’re plenty of other areas in your life that I’m sure could do with some purging and organising, such as:
… your paper
… your kids’ schoolwork
… your photos
… your emails
… your digital files.
I know these are not necessarily the easiest areas to tackle, but trust me, it will feel like a fresh start to have your paper and digital files under control when things go back to normal.
And if the thought of tackling those areas on your own is making you feel overwhelmed, I can always help you through online coaching sessions.
Now if you still decide to go ahead with the physical decluttering, here are 3 simple tips that I’ve recorded to help you in this process.
And if decluttering and organising is not on your agenda at all, that’s ok!
At the end of the day, the most important in these unsettling times is to focus on the one thing contributing most to your mental well-being, whatever it is.
So, on that note, I wish you all to stay safe and healthy!
Photo credits: Zebra & Jojo Photography
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