Welcome back to another declutter post! I am a self proclaimed queen of decluttering or as my husband’s say “purge”. Today I am sharing my recent declutter pile and three decluttering methods or techniques you can use to declutter your home and life.
This rule can be used on any and all items.
Have you used this item in the past 90 days?
And if not, will you use it in the 90 days ahead?
If the answer is no to both questions, then the item can go.
This rule states that if you can replace something for less than $20 and in under 20 minutes, it can be decluttered.
The Four Box Technique: Relocate, Donate, Trash, Sell
This technique will require you to gather four boxes or you can use bags. Each box needs to be labeled with Relocate, Donate, Trash or Sell. Work room by room and assort items into categories.
Relocate Box: Put items in this box that you cannot part with or that need to be relocated with but do not need on a regular basis.
Donate Box: Be generous with this box. Think about how someone else might be able to use these items.
Trash Box: This box should be pretty clear. Anything that is trash will go into this box.
Sell: Again, I would be generous with this box. Anything you know that you can make some money off but no longer serves you should be in this box.
This is my most recent declutter. I asked myself some questions during this declutter. Have I used the item in the past year? If not, will I be using it in the next year? Does it bring my joy? Do I have multiples? The clothing are pieces that no longer fit me or I did not enjoy the item. The craft supplies have been sitting around for years and I have no plans to use the items. I decluttered some items I do not like such as the headphones. I have too many coffee mugs so I decluttered some older ones. I do not wear much makeup anymore and I have more than enough so I decluttered pieces I do not use or enjoy. Lastly, my pink shoes that I loved. The soles had holes and my feet were getting wet when it rains. So those had to go. I donated everything I could and do not miss a single item.