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DECLUTTERING- PATH TO MINDFULNESS

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What is the first thing that pops in your mind on hearing the word “decluttering”? Well, you can be misguided if you just think of throwing garbage off your home. In that case, the meaning of decluttering is true to some extent.

Consider yourself a reasonable observer and look around. Garbage is not only that what you see, but it is present in our mind, in our heart! Decluttering those wastes is often underestimated, but it is essential to get rid of it.

True peace is hidden in it. It is protected for those who ignore and crystal clear for those who observe. You may feel overwhelmed because of all the clutters in your life. This clutter can be in disguise of fake friends, greedy family members, hateful neighbors. At times, it can be your brainchild only. Through this blog, we are going to help you clean all those messes.

Why is decluttering so important?

Well, the importance of decluttering is different for different people. Suppose you are happy in your life and want no change. Decluttering may be unimportant for you. But if your life has become a reason of saddening for you, you strongly require decluttering. Decluttering makes you and your home look organized but feel gorgeous.   

How complex is decluttering?

Complexity doesn’t even touch it. Trust me; it is very simple. Through this article, we inspire you to that first step ahead. Just like you did in the field of academic, career, family, and others. Find out the great manager in yourself and start applying those managerial qualities in real life too.

Tips for decluttering

If you are the one who struggles where to start, follow these decluttering tips:

  1. If your home has little space in it, look around properly. There is more space left. Figure it out. Got it? Yes, the wall space. Bring some S-hooks and wall-attachable shelves. Use them for keeping utensils, spice containers, or you use them to display your antic pots too.
  2. Take a big polybag and put all undesired or overused things in it. It can be used shampoo bottle, empty coke cans, damaged comb, spread tooth bristles, and get them replaced with a new one. Throw it out when you are done.
  3. Use two dustbins. One for kitchen, other for bathroom and use them separately. 
  4. Keep different brushes for different cleaning purposes. Like you clean your mirror with the same one you use as a mop. 
  5. Arrange everything shelf-wise—one as a book-shelf other as a shoe shelf. Make sure you put documents in a single file so that you don’t run out of energy while searching it. 
  6. Next, arrange smaller things box wise—makeup products in one, stationary in other, sewing needle and threads in some other. 
  7. Create a ‘maybe box’ and put every confusing thing in it. Con fusing things are those which you think can be used later.
  8.  Learn to donate. Donate raw food materials which don’t wish to use, donate old clothes. 
  9. Teach your kids and other family members where the things belong. Obviously, they won’t adopt this habit overnight and train yourself to be patient. It will help you in the long run.
  10.   Learn to love this new uncluttered version of your home. 

The next and most important thing is “consistency and positivity.” You are not doing this for others only but for you too. Better try to persuasive and very encouraging rather than just nagging and spreading negativity.

Keeping everything in order will save you time next time you look for them. It is proved to be a great warmup exercise. Commit yourself fully to a decluttering routine as it is not a one-day task. 

It has direct effects on our mental condition too. Strange, isn’t it? Whenever you open your messy closet, how do you feel? That’s anxiety. Unnecessary stress leads to menta issues where decluttering can reduce stress and boost self-esteem. Cleaning home can burn 150-200 calories, depending on your size.

Decluttering from mind

 Delete toxic people from your list. Get engaged in good things like yoga, meditation, reading books, working for NGO, helping others, and laugh to the fullest. Plan your day right in the morning or a day before. Bring in positivity to your life. Have your me-time whenever required. Spend time with nature more and more. It helps in reducing the cortisol level. If you are decluttered both in and out, you have a peaceful, happy, and ecstatic life. Such a life is still idealistic for many.

There is ample time for each of us due to this pandemic. 

What is your planning for decluttering this week? Are you ready to give it a go?

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