In the winter do you normally hunker down and wait for spring before you tackle any major decluttering projects? I wonder if you drag yourself up off the sofa and take a look around the house for some of those ‘clutter hotspots’ and work to banish them once and for all. Before you do that maybe think about the meaning beyond the stuff.
If you have clutter in your front entry are you telling people to ‘go away’? This clutter hotspot may indicate that your life at work is pretty much in control but at home it’s total chaos. If you spend a couple of hours organizing the front entry (or back entry if that’s the one you always use) maybe your home will feel more welcoming.
If your kitchen is cluttered perhaps you are neglecting your health. If you are ready to improve your health and vitality by cooking more often and eating better meals, the kitchen is a great place to start organizing.
Perhaps clutter in the living room indicates that you are isolating yourself from others? If you want to improve your social life, start with decluttering the living room.
This is the room that I always want to start with when I’m working with clients but which they always resist because “other people don’t see it”. If you can’t relax in your bedroom and get a good night’s sleep it affects every aspect of your life. Decluttering and organizing your master bedroom is a great winter weekend project.
Does clutter in your home office mean you are avoiding taking care of your financial health? Or that you are avoiding that lengthy To Do list? Decluttering your home office can help you regain control of your life. And, with tax season creeping closer, you’re going to have to dig through it sooner or later so why not now!
Clutter in the basement may mean your life is built on a shaky foundation. Or maybe it’s just that you have difficulty letting go of the past. After all, that’s where most of us pile all that old stuff that we mean to get to someday. It’s a big project but there is no time like the present.
Choose your clutter ‘hot spot’ right now and go tackle it. At least it will give you something productive to do on a cold winter day. And a good decluttering session always makes you feel a little more positive about life.