6 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Clutter

6 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Clutter on Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Clutter is like the sneaky cold virus that comes in on a whisper. At first, you don’t notice its entrance. It hides in the quiet recesses of the unnoticed, slowly building on itself until it gets nice and comfy. Then it begins to multiply, stretching beyond natural, taking over territories not able to coexist peacefully in its presence. Before long, it clouds the once pure space that offered tranquility and rest. It thrives in the new chaos it forms, casting upon us an obnoxious force that inevitably overruns the very environment we need to sustain our focus, health, and overall quality of life.

Learn 6 easy ways to get rid of this clutter monster!

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[Music] hey thanks for joining me today for this episode of curves welcome a podcast about facing and embracing the curves of life if this is your first time tuning in this is Suzie Carr clutter is like the sneaky cold virus that comes in on a whisper at first you don’t notice its entrance it hides in the quiet recesses of the unnoticed slowly building on itself until it gets nice and comfy then it begins to multiply stretching beyond natural taking over territories not able to coexist peacefully in its presence before long it clouds the once pure space that offered tranquility and rest it thrives in the new chaos that it forms casting upon us an obnoxious force that inevitably overruns the very environment that we need to sustain our focus health and overall quality of life quite frankly clutter gets in the way clutter tempts us to procrastinate that’s right it beckons us to focus on what’s around us instead of what’s right smack in front of us the things we should be paying attention to clutter is like a clogged highway it doesn’t allow for freedom of movement horns are beeping tempers are flaring and we are just idle unable to get away from the mess we cannot accelerate we cannot flee the scene we have prisoners to the limitations set by the conditions no matter how much we focus on getting out of the madness we simply cannot we have left no room to circumvent the charged emotions or the a lot of excess we find ourselves stuck in the middle of the crazed chaos and unless we choose to forego the similar roadways in the future we are at risk of losing ground on our pursuits as the clutter progresses we further digress clutter is toxic it eats away at our prolific intentions it covers us in a film of weariness and frustration that clouds our creative ingenuity clutter enters our lives in many forms it can be in the form of low yield tasks physical stuff emotional demands placed on us or even constant worry over things way outside of our control we allow cutter in for many reasons we may find comfort in keeping things afraid to let go of them for sentimental or even practical reasons we may want to please people and not disappoint them by saying no to their demands we may expect too much of ourselves and over commit to tasks we may be incessant warriors who fear losing control over a situation if we stop thinking about it whatever the reason for letting clutter end we have to understand that it impedes and our ability to be clear and focused neuroscientists at Princeton University studied the differences of people’s task performance in an organized versus disorganized environment the results showed that clutter competes for your attention resulting in decreased performance and increased stress levels now I don’t know about you but I do not want to live within those parameters so what can you do here are some ideas to get rid of clutter in your life first thing is give away an item daily or weekly go around your space and tune into the clutter find an item and ask yourself if it brings value to your life if it does not give it away sell it or recycle it a second idea fill a b-cycle bag select an area in your home to place a recycle bag set a goal to fill that bag weekly with items that no longer add value to your life your brain will go on a hunt for items that it can use to fill that bag we are programmed to succeed we want to fill that bag a third thing is you can try the Oprah Winfrey closet hanger experiment Oprah introduced us to someone’s brilliant idea when it comes to clearing wardrobe clutter hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction after you wear an item return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction after six months you’ll have a clearer picture of which clothes you can easily donate this technique also works great for other items in the house apply it to things like toys place a sticker on each toy place them all on a shelf with the sticker facing the wall after your child plays with them have your child or yourself return the toy with the sticker facing away from the shelf wall after six months you’ll know which toys to donate don’t stop there you can also apply this concept to baseball hats everyday shoes and folded t-shirts in a draw another idea is to create a room list take some time to draft a list of specific rooms and areas within your home or office that need decluttering in many cases you may find it’s every single room listen before I decluttered my pantry scared me most of all I hated going into it because I knew my brain would hurt over the years I would pile things up onto the shelves and just close the door well over a time you can imagine the mass right I dreamed of having a pantry that I could open and see every item I wanted canned goods to be in one area not hidden behind bags of flour that expired two years prior that cluttered pantry took the joy out of cooking completely and when I finally took the time to organize it I actually liked cooking again determine which areas of your life need organization by figuring out where the mental and physical drains lurk because they do and after you have made your list commit to tackle in one space per week another idea get a new view I always say that my house is cleanest right before I’m expecting company this is when I go into ultra organizing mode I look around my house and I think well that’s embarrassing I view my home from the perceived perspective of the visitor and I’m able to see things that I don’t normally see that pile of extra pillows and blankets that I shoved into the corner of the spare bedroom no longer seems fitting when my best friend is going to see it okay and my last idea is to play the frugal customer go around your house and analyze items from the view of a frugal customer ask yourself questions like how much would I actually pay for this if I saw this on a store shelf today would I buy it give this item to someone as a gift when you start to ask yourself questions like this you are inviting in truthful answers your answers should help you determine which items are clutter and which ones still hold value so friends next time clutter tries to sneak into your life before it has a chance to create chaos and overrun your environment and life find a technique that works for you so you can sustain your focus your health and your overall quality of life hey friends thank you for spending time with me today if you have any thoughts on today’s show please drop me a note in the comments or tag me on social media I would love to engage with you and speaking of engagements I have been craving more of that in my writing process so I began something new with a continual fictional story that I’m calling up routing weekly I’m posting scenes and also journal entries from my character’s point of view to my blog at curves welcome calm come join the fun and engage with me along this new book journey also I want to thank all who have become patrons 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