If you find yourself among clutter, whether physical, emotional or mental clutter, decluttering these spaces can bring about clarity into your life and thoughts. By clearing up and minimising, it is like we are letting in light into our lives.

How do we go around decluttering?

  • Use the KonMari method – Place all your things in a heap. Take each object in your hand and see how you feel about them. Keep only what gives you joy. Discard everything else after thanking them for their service.
  • Organise your documents – Read all your documents thoroughly. Keep the important ones organised in a clean file. Recycle the not needed  documents after shredding them, while reusing the reusable papers within them.
  • Clear your kitchen – Check the expiry dates of all your food products and throw out the ones that are no longer edible. Keep the food items in your kitchen in nice, clean containers to make them easily accessible. Defrost your refrigerator regularly as recommended in the user instructions to properly maintain it. Throw your old vegetables in a compost bin.
  • Thrift and thrive – Donate clothing items that you haven’t used in a long time or sell them to thrift stores to make some extra cash. Sell or donate old books to make space. Minimalize things to what is needed and looks worthy.
  • Divide and conquer – Divide your kitchen and wardrobe drawers into smaller compartments to keep different items separately. This will make the things easily accessible and neat.
  • Hold the door on hoarding – Reuse old paper, clothe and plastic bags instead of getting new ones each time you go shopping. Buy products in the containers at your home instead of getting new ones. Repurpose old cardboard boxes to make compartments for your wardrobes or to do some DIY activities.
  • Make some space – Unlock more wardrobe space by boxing up vacation and seasonal clothing. Hang only those clothes that you will use regularly.
  • Minimalize negative stimuli – Remove all external and internal negative stimuli, whether it be people, online spaces or your own thoughts. Declutter negative aspects from the mind.
  • Give yourself a break – Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Take your time, divide your tasks and try not to do them all at once.
  • Incorporate work-life balance – Make sure that you are not burnt out. For more information, look up our link  https://www.bodhini.in/wellness-balancing-work-life-home/

Happy decluttering!

Article by
Salma Jennath

Helpful resources:

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  • Books: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondō