If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or tired it may just be time to de-clutter your life. Yes, I’m talking about material things and all the other stuff, too.
De-cluttering is one of the best things you can do for yourself for so many reasons. The biggest being, it allows you to get rid of things that no longer serve you. Did you know that de-cluttering will also bring abundance into your life? Do I have your interest now?
Yep, you read that right. When you get rid of all the stuff that you no longer need, the Universe sees it as a sign that you are ready for more. You finally let go of the things that were holding you back and the Universe is ready to reward you.
So what exactly do you need to de-clutter in your life? Here’s 5 things you can look into to see if there’s something you can eliminate.
5 Ways to De-clutter Your Life
The first step is to get rid of all the stuff in your house that you no longer use, need, want, or is broken. This can be little stuff that never gets used or big stuff that is broken and no longer works. Whatever it is, get rid of it.
Walk through each room of your house. Start with your main living space, then move to the kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, hallway closets, storage room, and any other room. Go through every drawer and every nook and cranny.
Here’s some ideas for each room:
- living room: broken furniture, old magazines, ripped blankets, broken toys
- kitchen: old food in your fridge, tupperware with no lids, old pans, odd dishes, old mail
- bathroom: towels, wash clothes, cosmetics, empty bottles
- bedroom: clothing, excessive blankets
- kids room: toys, clothing
- office: paperwork
- storage room: stuff that never gets used even over the years, things you know you won’t use
- hallway closets:cleaning products, towels, cleaning rags, and any other excessive stuff
- laundry room: missing socks, clothing
If you can give some things away to a local shelter or place like the Salvation Army, I do advocate for that. Just because you don’t use it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. You could even let a friend have some of your things, if they want it.
Gifting is a great way to de-clutter and create space for abundance. The Universe loves it when you give, give, give.
2.Emails, computer files/folders
This is an often overlooked area when it comes to de-cluttering, but something that needs to be done.
How many emails do you get on a weekly or monthly basis that you never even look at. If this is the case then it’s time to unsubscribe. Take the time to go through you emails and unsubscribe to the ones you don’t look at unless it’s for a bill(probably should keep that just in case).
If you have any files, docs, or folders on your computer, laptop, tablet, phone, etc that you don’t use, delete and recycle. Before you do this make sure it’s really something you will never need again.
Once you are done with this you will feel so much better having less emails to go through and less files just sitting on your computer.
This is another great area to really look at and see what is serving you.
If you are in a job you hate, maybe it’s time to let it go. If you already have a side business this would be the perfect time. If you plan to start your own business, start now. You may say you don’t have the time, but small steps are better than no steps and staying trapped in a job that you can’t stand. You see, we are all meant to live out our purpose. It’s time for you to find yours.
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As for business deductions, organize them in something like Quickbooks. My guess if that if you already have your own business you have started doing this, but make sure everything is up to date and current. Sometimes we get busy and forget to enter things. Place all business deductions within a certain file and folder in your computer. Put everything on a separate drive, if needed.
If you don’t have a business, and even if you do, you can set up a budget. Review everything you spend your money on and put it into a budget. If you don’t have a budget this is a great time to start. The main categories I use are: mortgage, utilities, cell phone, internet, food, health insurance, loans, daycare, miscellaneous, gas. This is just what I use, but you can break it down more if you need a more detail. Budgeting can help you immensely by helping you figure out where you are putting most of your money and how you can better utilize your earnings.
If you are struggling financially, now may be the time to get some assistance from a finance professional so you can figure out your best plan of action. Now would also be a good time to speak with a financial professional to assist you with setting aside enough money for when you plan to retire.
Once you have your finances on track, along with doing what you love, abundance will flow to you will ease.
Relationships are one of those areas that can be hard to de-clutter. I mean, we are talking about people here. My suggestion is to take a look at the people you spend your time with and consider the benefit they have for your highest good. If they are holding you back more than moving you forward it’s time to either stop hanging out with them or lessen the amount of time you spend with them. You can even put some boundaries in place. Let them know what you will or won’t tolerate and accept nothing less.
This may mean cutting out co-workers, friends, family, or even your lover. Just know that in cutting down your time with these people or removing them from you life means that you can accept others into your life that are more in tune with your current growth. As in, they will help you grow and you will feel much happier.
Something to keep in mind with relationships is to practice forgiveness in letting them go. When you do this you are able to fully release the relationship and move forward. I like to use the affirmation to help me forgive those I feel did me wrong: “I let go and allow my heart the space it deserves to thrive. I am grateful for all that life has given me.”
You can’t de-clutter your life without decluttering your mindset. Mindset is so important to review at all times so you can continue to grow as a person.
Some days we need to vent our frustrations in order to allow ourselves to move forward. Journaling is a great way to vent your negative feelings so you can get them out of your head. Some people like to shred or burn the journal page when do to fully release the negative feeling associated with this. Try it and see how it feels for you.
You can also go on a nature walk to clear your mind or meditate while focusing on your heart chakra to release any negative feelings. Doing either will help you feel grounded, relaxed, and refreshed.
After you have cleared your mind of the negative thoughts practice rewiring your mind with some positive notes through I am statements or affirmations. You can check out my Freebie Library here for some sources on this.
Now how does it feel to have de-cluttered all these different areas within your life? I bet it feels pretty good to release all these things. Now you can watch as abundance flows to you with so much more ease. That new job you wanted, yours. That weight you’ve been trying to lose, gone. That extra $1000 you needed for new furniture, in your bank account. Yes, it’s possible!