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Do You Need Motivation to Declutter Your Home?

November 15, 20223 min read

Home organization can be a tedious task, especially when it comes to the decluttering part of the process. We have helped our Kansas City clients many times with this very thing. Before you can get anything organized in your home, it is essential to get rid of anything that's not serving its purpose anymore. This ultimately will create space for things you are using and need in your house.

But the thought of decluttering as part of a home organization project can be overwhelming. Here are some ideas to help you find the motivation to start this process:

Tackle one area at a time.

To keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed, don’t think of decluttering your house as a whole. Instead, tackle one area at a time and make that your little weekend project. Knowing where to start will motivate you to get going and give you the proper direction to tackle the other spaces in your house. If there are delays to your plans, try not to feel defeated. Remember that home organization is a process, whether in Kansas City or Alaska, slow and steady still wins the race!

Be clear with your goal.

So, you know you want more space in your house, but that shouldn't be the only goal for a home organization project. In fact, it's important to be specific with what you want to accomplish. With a clear goal established, this will help motivate you to press on to the end. For instance, why are you decluttering your bedroom? Is it to make the space feel relaxing? Or are you planning to upgrade to a bigger bed? When you have that end goal in mind, it's easier to make the adjustments you need to achieve it.

Stop overthinking.

The more you keep thinking about how to declutter your home, the more overwhelmed you will feel. Take action instead. If you set to declutter your home on the weekend, take breaks to clear your head, then go back to the task. Although you might not feel motivated initially, seeing the progress you're making will allow you to work harder until your project is done.

Focus on the task at hand.

Have you ever found yourself munching on snacks while decluttering your pantry? That could be the same exact scenario for the other rooms in your house. Old photos, memorabilia, documents, and other things can cause distractions while decluttering, so make sure you focus on the task at hand. Home organization projects take time, so you should maximize every minute by avoiding any distractions. It would be best to refrain from using your phone while decluttering. That way, you won't be tempted by your favorite pro organizer on social media and waste too much time.

Home organization is a process, and decluttering is an entire project altogether, but once you see the results, you'll thank yourself and enjoy the results of your labor.

Reach out to Organizing-Etc.!

Finally, organization and decluttering might not be for everyone. So, if you would prefer to relay this task to someone with more experience, Organizing-Etc. has your back with our professional organizer services in Kansas City. Contact us today to learn more about our process or schedule your free consultation!

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients.

Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

Karen Swart

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients. Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

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