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Don't Just Declutter, De-own.
Written by joshua becker · "Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more." - Twitter / Facebook We are a culture drowning in our possessions. We take in more and more (holiday, birthdays, sales, needs), but rarely find opportunity to discard of it. As a result, our homes fill up with more and more stuff.

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“Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more.”

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Organizing is not a solution

Simply organizing our stuff (without removing it) is always only a temporary solution.

At its heart, organizing is simply rearranging. By definition, organizing possessions is an actio...

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Shortcomings rarely considered

  • Organizing doesn’t benefit anyone else. The possessions we rarely use sit on shelves in our basements, attics, and garages.
  • It doesn’t turn back our desire for more. 

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Consider removing your possessions

  • It forces questions of passion, values, and what’s truly most important to us.
  • It is not a temporary solution that must be repeated. It is an action of permanence.

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Quick Tips to Declutter More Effectively

  1. Keep an ongoing donation box easily accessible:.
  2. Instead of keeping things you don’t use or love, get rid of them as soon as you find them.
  3. Try decluttering as quickly and efficiently as you can for just 10 minutes a day.
  4. Schedule regular times to declutter and stick to them.
  5. Use the “one in, one out” rule: Whenever you buy or bring something new into your home, find one thing to get rid of in its place.
  6. Make sure you have a place to keep everything you’re choosing to keep.
  7. Get things out of your house as soon as possible.
  8. Track results. Take before and after pictures.
  9. Don’t organize until after you declutter.
  10. Use a “maybe box” for items you’re struggling to let go of.
  11. Use the 20/20 rule for items you’re keeping “just in case”: It eans if you can replace the item for less than $20 and in less than 20 minutes, don’t keep it “just in case”.

1. Rewrite It

Spend 5 minutes each morning preparing your task list to have only accomplishable tasks that fit the time you have available. Keep other tasks on a holding list for another day.

2. Be Laser Focused

Set a timer for 15 minutes, shut out the world and concentrate with intense focus on one and only one task. Closing your door and turning off your phone and internet are specially important.

3. Let Go Of Tasks

Recognize that not everything in your list must be done. When in doubt, delete it from your list; if it is important you’ll eventually add it back.

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