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Start small for BIG results

This can be a busy time of year with the 4th July holiday, family vacations and kids out of school. That’s why I recommend keeping any of your home decluttering projects SMALL right now. Starting small gives you the best opportunity to finish your project and have motivation to do more. It also means you can get out and enjoy the summer!

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Why Starting Small Gets Big Results

Sometimes, the best way to tackle a big decluttering project is to start small. By focusing on small spaces first, you can build momentum and create a sense of accomplishment that will propel you towards a clutter-free home.

Starting small allows you to break the decluttering process into manageable tasks, reducing the overwhelm and making it easier to get started. These quick wins provide a sense of achievement and motivation to continue decluttering other areas of your home.

Here are some of my favorite start small projects:

1. Drawer by drawer: Begin with a single drawer. Empty its contents onto a clean surface and sort items into three categories: keep, donate/sell, and discard. Return the “keep” items neatly to the drawer, ensuring everything has its designated place.

2. Clearing countertops: Choose a small area like your kitchen or bathroom countertops. Remove any unnecessary items, leaving only the essentials. Find alternative storage solutions for items that don’t belong on the countertop.

3. Bookshelf beauty: Focus on a single bookshelf or a section of one. Remove books and objects, then dust and clean the shelves. Before returning items, ask yourself if they hold value or bring you joy. Let go of books you won’t read again or items that no longer hold significance.

4. Junk drawer detox: Tackle that notorious junk drawer! Empty its contents onto a table, sort through the items, and eliminate duplicates, expired items, or things you no longer need. Reorganize the remaining items in a way that makes sense to you.

Remember, the key is to start small and work your way up gradually.

By decluttering small spaces, you’ll build confidence, develop effective habits, and experience the benefits of a clutter-free environment.

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