So if you declutter your home, how can this help improve your business? Because if you have a cluttered home, you are likely to have a cluttered mind which will impact on how productive you are in your business. And this is even more relevant if you run a business from home. You will constantly be surrounded by clutter that will cause stress and take up time trying to sort through when you want something.
But what is decluttering?
Basically, decluttering is sorting out everything in your home, deciding whether to keep it or not based on some strict criteria, getting rid of everything you don’t want to keep and organising what you do want to keep.
Well, no, not always.
Because so many of us hang on to so many things in our homes and just cannot bring ourselves to part with them. These items quickly and easily turn into ‘junk’ which very subtly starts to take over our time, resources and finances making us stressed and miserable. In effect cluttering our lives.
One item on its own you could probably cope with but when you take into account all the number of ‘junk’ items you have in your home, it is quite frightening when you really sit back and add up the amount of time we spend on them without realising. We have to clean these items, keep tidying them when they get in the way, find more space for them as they gather more items to join them. This all costs money when you think about it too. Cleaning materials cost money. Storage space costs money. Your time is money.
So how do you declutter your home?
Get rid of the junk! But what is junk?
Junk is something that is:
- No longer used
- Dated and/or obsolete
- You hate or don’t really like
- Doesn’t fit
- Doesn’t work
- Gives off negative vibes
- You wouldn’t miss if you never saw it again
Top junk items around the home:
- Books and magazines
- Presents given to you that you have never used/liked
- Paperwork and bills
Junk is not something that:
- You love
- Makes you feel good
- Makes you money
- Is a necessity in daily life
- You would cry over if it got stolen
It takes time and courage to declutter your home and your life but believe me, it is well worth doing. I have never known something so completely therapeutic as having decluttered a room. It is also good fun as you can discover things you had forgotten all about which can make you laugh with the memories or find that earring that you thought had disappeared forever.
You can make money be selling some of your junk items or help others by donating to charity. You can cut down on your cleaning time and bring a whole fresh look and feel to your home. And once you have done your home, you can apply exactly the same principles to any other areas such as your office or car.
So what have you been waiting for? Get started now and declutter your home. It may just help improve your business productivity.