How NOT to walk away from a cluttered room

Do you have a room that you really want to declutter, but every time you go near it, you give up and walk away? Here are six ideas to help you get rid of that overwhelming feelings, and put you back in control.

  1. It’s a process. It took awhile for the room to get cluttered, and it will take awhile to get it decluttered. Accept that you are not going to get it done right now. What you can do now is to start another decluttering project until this one is done.
  2. What is the purpose of the room? What do you want this room to be what you have decluttered it? Is it a guest room? Is it for storage? Is it an offie? Is it a combinations of a guest room and an office?
  3. Visualize the room the way you want it to be. Think in terms of “zones” for each area. For example, a combination guest room and office would need a zone for the desk, filing cabinet, etc., and a zone for the bed and dresser.
  4. Begin sorting, keeping like things together, and put back only what belongs in that room that fits the intended purpose.
  5. It gets worse before it gets better. Sorting takes up space, so you will end up making what seems like more clutter as you work through it. Don’t let it scare you.
  6. You are not faced with the items that were in that room. Those now need to go somewhere else. If you know what there belong, take them them to their proper place. If they don’t have a “home,” that means you have other rooms to declutter. As each room is completed, you will know what they belong.

The next time you decide to declutter that room you keep walking away from, stay there and face it. You don’t have to walk away now.You can do this. Consider these six suggestions, and you will, in the not too distant future, have a decluttered room that you can be proud of.