Here’s a handy little tip I came across that, if you do it, will be an invaluable addition to your current and future lifestyle. Big words, but I very seriously believe them. And it’s going to be simple to type out and simple to read but implementing it could be difficult (for some of you). But like I said before if you do it, if you stick to it and really throw yourself in to it, it will reduce clutter, help you stay organized, relieve some of your daily stress AND help your mind not feel so overwhelmed every single day. At this point how could you not want to do this tip?! Are you ready for it? Here it is: ….Consider your closet (or any space for that matter) full at 80%…. Mind blown. Mic drop.
You may be thinking, “What Jenna? That’s it? What’s that going to do?” Well, if you consider a space full at 80% it’ll do a couple of things. #1 It will ensure you always have room for everything that belongs in there which means you’ll never have overflow. #2 You will not be able to add anything without first removing something. That means you’ll have minor (aka easier) and sporadic “purging sessions” which is extremely beneficial for staying organized and working your way towards being clutter-free.
Like I said, simple to type and simple to read, but following through could be tough, especially if “it’s just one extra item.” Remember one item turns in to “one more” which turns in to “one more” and eventually you’re right back where you started – cluttered and overflowing. Try this with one space in your home and see how much better it is.
**And do yourself a favor, don’t pull one item out just to create clutter in another space. Take a minute or two and address where the item you’re pulling should end up – in the trash, in the donation pile or in a different space. Don’t remove an item just to create more chaos elsewhere in your home.