It's Time to Get Out of The Clutter Rut

Get Out of The Clutter Rut

Don’t get caught in the clutter rut

Keeping what you use and love makes sense, however, way too often we hang on to things just because we’re used to having them around. We may also keep something because it was a gift and feel obligated to keep it. When this happens we find ourselves in a clutter rut.

If you’re not sure why you have something or if you’re not even sure how to use it, it’s time to let it go. Ask yourself these questions,

  • When was the last time I used this?
  • Have I ever used this?
  • Why did I use this?
  • Will I miss it if it’s gone?
  • Can I repurpose this?
  • If I need it in the future, can I replace it easily?
  • Could someone else use this?

Answering these questions may help you make a decision to let something go or find a good place for it to add value to your life.

Remember, just because someone gave you something as a gift doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever. It’s OK (and healthy) to let go. Once you’ve decided to purge, feel good in knowing that you are donating items to someone that could greatly benefit from them.