It’s hard to function when your space is cluttered.
Things are out of order, your bed is unmade, and you feel terrible because you know you’re better than this.
I’ve been there.
Having a tidy home was always the norm for my family.
Everything had a place and there was a place for everything.
However, in college I veered away from those standards.
In my defense, I was going to school full time and I worked three jobs.
Most of my negligence stemmed from lack of time and sleep, but the rest was solely on me.
And it wasn’t until I had less than a month to graduate college, that I understood the importance of a tidy space.
Why it’s important
The biggest reason to keep your space free of clutter is for your mental health.
I’ve found that when my physical space gets messy, my mental space does, too.
It’s during those times, that I’m more likely to be stressed, depressed, unorganized, unmotivated, and less productive.
I was approaching finals and I had to make a choice.
My room was a mess and I needed to study, but I couldn’t focus because my room was a mess.
I realized I had been creating unnecessary problems for myself.
There were so many things I could’ve been doing before I hit such a crucial point.
3 WAYS to
Promote Clutter-Free Spaces
I. Make time.
We prioritize whatever’s important to us.
This is why we have to be intentional about our time.
When our space is a priority, we make ourselves a priority.
Set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes and get rid of as much clutter as you can.
Whatever you can get done, be proud of it and keep it pushing.
II. Change your habits.
Usually, when my space gets cluttered, it’s because of one thing that I didn’t do.
For example, when I don’t put my keys in a designated spot I …
- destroy my room
- make myself late
- put my life and other’s at risk by speeding
All of that could be avoided by simply creating a habit.
As soon as the keys leave my hand, I can hook them on my purse.
That way, anytime I need my keys, I know exactly where to look.
See how easy that was?
Do you let your clothes pile up in a chair?
Hang or fold them as soon as they come out of the dryer.
Take something out to work on a project?
Put it away as soon as you’re done.
Be aware of your habits.
Figure out what isn’t working and if the new habits fail, tweak them and try again.
Once you find your groove, you’ll be glad you made all the changes.
III. Let go.
Sometimes we have too much stuff.
Clothes, souvenirs, and random papers.
Look through everything you have and get rid of anything that no longer serves you.
Here’s how you can start:
Old greeting cards from the same person?
Keep ONE. (most recent or favorite)
Have an overflow of craft supplies?
Buy storage containers.
Still have things from a previous relationship?
Clothes that never fit or make you feel anything less than confident?
Have an overflow of craft supplies?
Buy storage containers for them.
Releasing attachments allows you to create room for new things, relationships, and experiences.
Don’t hold on to dead weight.
Let it go.
By prioritizing your time, changing your habits, and letting go of things that no longer serve you, you can create spaces to thrive in!
Remember, it’s normal to have mess, but we should be conscious of the messes we keep.
MEET THE AUTHOR
I’m a 24 year old who is passionate about personal growth, intentional living, and spreading light wherever, whenever.
5 thoughts on “Clutter-Free Spaces”
Thanks for exposing and unlayer-ing a unrecognized mental health contributor.
I greatly appreciate this blog, and So Excited
over your obvious VICTORY💃😘
Keep Moving Forward… So will I 🙏
Yes!!!! You spoke so much truth. I am definitely going to be using all of these tips on how to let go. Thank you!!! ❤️
you’re welcome (((: