Eliminating Clutter From Your Life

Clutter exists outside your house. Clutter can fill your mind, your body, your schedule, your finances and your workspace.

Unfortunately, if you have clutter in one of those areas, you most likely have clutter in many of those areas.

If you have been trying to conquer the clutter in your home, it is time to move beyond and follow these tips for decluttering your entire life.


Your Mind

What clutters your mind? Get a notebook and a pen. Invest some time and think about everything you have to do. Write everything down. Your list will tell you what needs to get done. You’ll have started a running list to keep track of everything else.

Television can clutter your mind with things that are not important. Try cutting your TV watching down to one hour a night.


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Your Body

It’s important to take care of yourself .

Exercising three times a week and eating a balanced diet will set you up for success.

Something as small as cutting out soda and sleeping regularly will make you feel better almost instantly.



Your Schedule

It’s tempting to say yes to everything and before you know it, you’re overbooked.

Managing your schedule and time commitments is important to staying well balanced and stress-free.

If you have children, you most likely spend quite a few hours a week at their events.

To declutter your schedule, sit down as a family and talk about the activities each member of the family participates in and which activities are most important.

If you can cut out some activities, you will have more time to share as a family and there will be much less running around from event to event.


Your Finances

Sit down and review your monthly bills. Look at what could possibly be eliminating.

Perhaps you could reduce your cell phone plan.

Do you watch all of the channels on satellite or cable?

Pare down your programming to what you know you will watch.

Avoid eating out for lunch. Even though eating out is easier, it is more expensive and is often not good for your health.



Your Workspace

Depending on your job, workspace clutter may or may not be a problem.

For those with an office desk, workspace clutter may be having too many pictures or mementos.

For those in a factory setting, it may mean you cannot find your tools when you need them.

By creating a functional and clean workspace, you will increase your productivity and put yourself in the running for that promotion.


None of us purposely puts clutter in our homes or lives. It creeps in and takes over. These tips will help you declutter and better manage your life.



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