Make It Easier To Get Rid Of Your Clutter By Giving Up Hope

Make It Easier To Get Rid Of Your Clutter By Giving Up Hope

A cluttered home gives you less space to work, play and relax, but getting rid of it is often easier said than done. Sometimes the trick to finally parting ways with your clutter is letting go of the “what ifs”.

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You probably have a few things in your home that, deep down, you know is something you’ll probably never use again. So why do you keep it? Adrienne Breaux at Apartment Therapy suggests there is one big reason why most people hold on to clutter:

You’re hoping you’ll use something again. In other words, you’re keeping things just in case.

Obviously there are some things that fit this description you don’t want to get rid of — emergency supplies, most tools, etc. — but a lot of things that you keep around with the hope of future use will just continue to sit there, cluttering up your home. There’s a big difference between “I think I’ll need that again someday” and “I hope I’ll need that again someday.” Be honest with yourself and start moving forward with your decluttering campaign.

The Biggest Reason You’re Still Drowning In Clutter (And What to Do About It) [Apartment Therapy]


  • sometimes clutter is the residue of unfinished projects and you don’t want to acknowledge that you’ll never finish the project.
    I recently got rid of a lot of stuff when I moved from a small bungalow to a small house. I now have an anti clutter strategy as I don’t want it to happen again.
    Having more room is a big help but I had to be ruthless.
    one strategy is to fix adhesive spots to your things and remove it when you use it.
    What has spots on it over six months can be thrown out.

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