It happens before you know it: suddenly, you look around to find your home filled with stuff. Maybe your dining room table, master bedroom, or the desk in your office has become a catch-all for miscellaneous things. Though they may seem harmless, these items become a constant demand for your time and attention, and can leave you feeling disorganized and unsettled. Left untended, physical and mental clutter leads to stress, frustration, and anxiety. Don’t become a victim of disorder. Tackle clutter in four simple steps with this easy-to-implement approach: SSUM. Stop, Seen, Unseen and Maintain.
The first step is to simply stop. Identify the actions that contribute to the disorder in your life and stop doing them. It’s as simple as refusing to buy that extra pair of shoes, or putting a piece of junk mail in the garbage rather than on the table. By ceasing to add to it, you will put yourself in a position to deal with the clutter that already exists.
The second step is to tackle all the clutter that can be seen. The floors, shelves, counter tops, tables, and other surfaces should be clear and orderly. Put away, throw away, or give away anything that adds to the chaos. The old rule applies: if it hasn’t been used in a year, get rid of it. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to box up and temporarily store some items to deal with later.
Now is the time to clean! We can help give your home a thoughtful, thorough cleaning to finish out this step. When your environment is clean and clutter-free, you will feel less stress and more peace.
Once your visual space is organized, it’s time to move to the unseen spaces. Venture into the deep, dark corners of your closets and cabinets. Again, consider the value and function of each item and give it away, throw it away, or put it away. Try to whittle your possessions down to 100 items or less. It sounds difficult at first, but you may be surprised at what you can live without. Block out some time to work on yourself. Confront and clear out any worries, fears or doubts that are cluttering your thoughts. Try to sustain a clear, peaceful frame of mind.
You’ve put so much work in to de-cluttering, it would be a shame if it all came undone. Arm yourself with containers and other organizational tools that will prevent the clutter from building up. Have a system in place to deal with mail, bills, kids papers, and household chores. Partner with us to take care of your cleaning needs, so you have one less thing to worry about. Remind yourself of your goals to live free of clutter and chaos.
Contact us today for prompt, reliable, expert service de-cluttering and cleaning your home or office.