Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project has a few decluttering tips we thought were very helpful. How do decide what to keep and what to toss, recycle, or give away? Check out her ideas below:
Ms. Rubin offered these tips in a guest post on Zenhabits recently. When considering any object in your home, ask yourself the following questions to help you decide what to keep and what to get rid of:
1 Does this thing work?
2 Would I replace it if it were broken or lost?
3 Does it seem potentially useful—but never actually gets used?
4 Was I saving it?
5 Does it serve its purpose well?
6 Has it been replaced by a better model?
7 Is it nicely put away in an out-of-the-way place?
8 Does this memento actually prompt any memories?
9 Have I ever used this thing?
• Read More: 9 Quick Tips to Identify Clutter at Zenhabits
(Image: The Selby via Apartment Therapy. Originally published 2010-10-13)