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The Most Reliable Shortcut To Declutter Your Stuff

If you have tried decluttering any of your stuff and notice that nothing actually keeps the stuff away, maybe it is time for a new way to declutter. Instead of those rage-declutter sessions. Or those overwhelmed “throw everything away because it is too much” organizing sessions. Why not have a shortcut to help keep you…

If you have tried decluttering any of your stuff and notice that nothing actually keeps the stuff away, maybe it is time for a new way to declutter.

Instead of those rage-declutter sessions. Or those overwhelmed “throw everything away because it is too much” organizing sessions. Why not have a shortcut to help keep you focused. And stop the overwhelm. And feeling like you should just throw everything away and start over.

So what is this magic shortcut you ask? I am sharing the most reliable shortcut to declutter your stuff…and I promise it works!

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Are You Keeping Things Out Of Guilt?

The biggest struggle people have with clutter is that they are holding onto things because they feel guilty. They feel guilty about getting rid of an item because it was a gift. Because they spent money on that item. Because they aren’t sure if they will need it one day.

So they let things pile up. And those things turn into clutter (because you aren’t using them). And that clutter because a heavy burden in your home.

Instead, you need to remove guilt around your stuff. You need to separate the physical item from the idea you placed on that particular item.

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Should You Donate Or Sell Things?

Another struggle I hear is deciding whether to donate or sell your things. I have heard from clients and social media subscribers that they feel like if they sell an item, they won’t feel guilty about getting rid of it. But they struggle with pricing of that item. Or how long to keep selling it. Or the time invested into selling a particular item.

It takes time and effort to sell items. So is it worth your time, energy, and attention to sell something? Or would you be better off donating that item instead?

Where Should You Donate?

But if you do decide to donate an item, where should you donate it? Is there a local donation center near you? Are they taking the items you want to donate? What are their hours of operation?

These are all questions you have to ask in order to truly decide where to donate. Not every donation center takes all the things. We have local donation centers that only accept baby clothing, but it cannot say anything about “mommy” or “daddy”. This is due to their population who are gifted the donations. Another local donation center cannot take any large furniture items. While a different center only takes furniture.

Most Reliable Shortcut To Declutter Your Stuff

With so many things to think about, you need a reliable shortcut to declutter your stuff. And that is where the Declutter Like A Pro Toolkit can support you.

The Declutter Like A Pro Toolkit takes the guesswork out of decluttering. The toolkit is your most reliable shortcut. Because you aren’t wasting time deciding where to start decluttering. The toolkit guides you through the process. You aren’t wasting time finding donation centers. The toolkit gives you a reliable list of national organization centers. You aren’t struggling with what to keep or what to donate. The toolkit provides a framework.

Get the entire Declutter Like A Pro Toolkit for only $17!

These posts are sure to inspire you to declutter your stuff with ease!

How To Declutter Your Home Like a Professional– find all my tips for decluttering every area of your home in this post.

Declutter Fast With A Declutter Caddie– if you find yourself getting easily distracted while decluttering, having a declutter caddy can help keep you focused. Learn how to create one in this post.

The Practical Guide To Declutter And Organize Your Home– if you find yourself overwhelmed with even starting an organizing project, this guide will help you get started. Sometimes you have to clear your mind before you can start organizing!

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2 thoughts on “The Most Reliable Shortcut To Declutter Your Stuff”

  1. You’ve got some good tips here, and your declutter toolkit looks like it would be beneficial for people who are struggling a bit with the decluttering/organizing process!

  2. I have ADHD and yet got awards at work for being organized! I read books and figured it out for myself. I have your book and have been wondering if you have more ideas about how to deal with a family member ( who does not the idea of getting rid of sruff). It is a real problem, we live in a small apartment and he wants to move He is afraid if making the person collects the trash mad! My only method right now is hide in our trash but it will take forever!

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