Useful Tips

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO HELP YOU DECLUTTER

Is this an item that I use regularly?

IF YES ….  FIND IT A HOME AND PUT IT AWAY

IF NO …. Create and put it in a Give Away/Sell area

IF MAYBE ……

THEN ask yourself these additional questions:

  • Is it something I LOVE?
  • When was the last time I used it?
  • Am I keeping it out of obligation or expectation? (A
    keepsake or memory?) Create a bin or box for those
    items
  • Am I holding onto it because I “think” I should love it?
  • Am I saving it “just in case”?
  • Do I still have the object that it went to?
  • Do I have multiples of it?
  • Is it incomplete or broken?
  • Is it in style and good shape?
  • How many of these do I need to have?
  • Is it worth the money and effort to fix it?
  • Is it worth the time I spend cleaning/storing it?
  • Could I use the space where I keep it for something
    else?

This questionnaire was inspired by our day to day interactions with our clients and LifeYourWay to make
organizing and decluttering a painless exercise.