by Susan Caplan McCarthy
When decluttering, it’s easy focus on our stuff, because we’re handling everything we own and focusing on its place in our life. (Do we use it? Like it? Want it?) However, decluttering is an opportunity to clear space for the things we want to expand or add to our life.
When we spend less time cleaning, rearranging, organizing, shopping for, and otherwise managing our belongings, we are granted the opportunity to decide how we’ll use that time. Peter Walsh, in Let It Go, highlights some of the benefits you’ll gain from decluttering.
1. You’ll have more time and energy for the people who are a part of your life.
2. You’ll meet other people with similar interests and values as you take the time to have experiences.
So, the next time you find yourself debating the fate of a gadget or knickknack, consider what it will add to your relationships or experiences.
Know a friend who is feeling overwhelmed by their clutter? Please share this article with them and help them see some of the things they can gain by decluttering.
I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.