Do you want to know the dirty secrets of clutter free living?
Do you really want to live clutter free? I mean it, do you want to eliminate clutter from your life, and live an easy life?
What I am going to tell you is shocking. You may click off this page right away. You be outraged.
If you want a better life, easier life, read these 8 dirty secrets of clutter free living.
1) You have to throw out perfectly good stuff.
You cannot wait until something is worn out, broken, threadbare or useless. You have to be willing to get rid of it now.
2) You have to get rid of things in the non-politically correct way.
You cannot wait to put something in the recycling bin or take it to charity or give it to someone who might need it or try to sell it at a garage sale or eBay.
You have to put it in the trash today, right now. It has to be out of the house.
3) You have to throw out things that you spent a lot of money on.
The money is spent, it is gone. Holding onto something because you spent money on it is not the way to clutter free living.
4) You have to throw away gifts from friends and relatives.
You will have to live with this fact. Your family and friends may ask you about the gift they gave you - are you enjoying the so and so?
You will have to either tell the truth that you do not have it anymore or tell a white lie.
But you cannot hope to live a clutter free life by keeping everything anyone has ever given you. The whole idea of giving gifts to people and then expecting them to use those gifts just seems unbelievable. It is hard enough to find things for yourself that work for you, how can you expect others to find something for you?
From Frugal Mama
Having too much stuff is a problem for women and men. I know some incredibly organized, clutter free women.
5) You have to throw out things that have never been used.
I know it is hard to see something still in the package and toss it out. But this is your life. You have to be ruthless.
6) You have to throw out things that others could use.
You will see something in your home that you really don't want or takes up a lot of space and is of no real use to you.
You may think that a friend or relative could really use the item.
You may think of the disadvantaged children around the world.
Now you have to contact that person and ask and spend time describing the item and waiting to see if they want it. They may want to look at it.
Time is wasted on something like this. Most people have plenty of stuff and they are busy accumulating more. They do not need your help. There is plenty of stuff in the world without yours.
Even when I see videos of poor countries they all seem to be overrun with things.
7) You have to think critically about every purchase you make.
You cannot just shop on-line, or from a catalog or at the store and buy stuff. You have to assure yourself that the item is really right for you.
This is also a great method of conserving your
cash. You spend time deciding if spending your money for a particular item is
You have to look at all your things often enough and decide if those things are worth keeping. This way you are always in the process of becoming clutter free.