Decluttering can be a daunting task, and it's easy to make mistakes that can slow down your progress or even undo your hard work. Here are some common mistakes people make when decluttering:
1.Not having a plan:
Decluttering without a plan can be overwhelming and disorganised. Before you start, make a plan by setting goals and priorities. Determine which areas of your home you want to tackle first and create a schedule.
2. Keeping items out of guilt or obligation:
People often keep items because they feel guilty about letting go of them or because they think they might need them someday. This will prevent you from achieving your goal of a clutter free home. It's important to be honest with yourself about what you really need and use.
3. Trying to do too much at once:
Decluttering your entire home in one weekend is not realistic or sustainable if you are not a professional. It's better to start with small areas and work your way up to larger ones. This will help you avoid burnout and stay motivated.
4. Buying storage containers before decluttering:
It's tempting to buy storage containers to help you organise, but this can be a mistake if you haven't decluttered first. If you don't know what you need to store, you might end up with containers that are too small, too big or unnecessary. Ultimately it can be a waste of time and money.
5. Not getting rid of items right away:
Once you've decided to get rid of something, it's important to do it right away. If you leave items sitting around.
6. Not celebrating your progress:
Decluttering can be a long and challenging process, so it's important to celebrate your progress along the way. This will help keep you motivated and make the process more enjoyable. Share your progress on social media and tag @simpllivingco so I can be your biggest cheerleader!