It's easy to say, "Clear your spaces, get rid of your things and clear your clutter." it's another thing to actually do it. We are practicing what we preach here at At:Chicago and while packing to move, we are attempting to thin down our clutter... we mean our stuff... we mean our things... we mean our... ability to click through the jump to see a few simple rules we use when trying to detach ourselves from tangible things.
As we mentioned earlier... we're moving. And in an attempt to make the move as painless as possible we are getting down and dirty with our packrat habits.
So check out the 6 tips we have when it comes to deciding if it should be packed... be trashed... or be donated?
Sarahrae's Household Clutter Elimination Rules:
1 - Do I like it?
Do I love it?
Do we use it?
Does it hold real sentimental value?
Can I replace it easier than I can pack, relocate and store it?
Would I like something else instead?
It's not an easy process to objectively look at the things in your home. Most of "our stuff and things" had hard earned money spent on them or were a good idea at one point in time. Being able to sit down and go through each of the rules really puts your goals, perspective and peace of mind front and center in your thinking.
If you need a little help, check out the Fall Cure pages for each city. There are wonderful ideas and motivational photos on each of the following sites: