How to Declutter

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Start with 3 bags or boxes -  1 for stuff you want to keep, 1 for stuff you want to donate and 1 for stuff want to throw away, you could have another for recycling.

Start with 3 bags or boxes - 1 for stuff you want to keep, 1 for stuff you want to donate and 1 for stuff want to throw away, you could have another for recycling.

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Find the area you want to declutter, start small - don't tackle more than you have time to finish. Put some music on and get started.

Find the area you want to declutter, start small - don't tackle more than you have time to finish. Put some music on and get started.

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Start by throwing away all rubbish - this is the easy bit, it will clear space so you can see everything else.

Start by throwing away all rubbish - this is the easy bit, it will clear space so you can see everything else.

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Put away anything which has been left out.

Put away anything which has been left out.

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Put anything which doesn't belong in here into a bag or box, ready to be put back where it belongs.

Put anything which doesn't belong in here into a bag or box, ready to be put back where it belongs.

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Put anything you don't want to keep in your donate bag - be ruthless, if you haven't used it in the past 3 months get rid of it. If it doesn't have a home get rid of it.

Put anything you don't want to keep in your donate bag - be ruthless, if you haven't used it in the past 3 months get rid of it. If it doesn't have a home get rid of it.

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Vacuum and dust your room - it should now be tidy. There is just that bag of stuff to put away.

Vacuum and dust your room - it should now be tidy. There is just that bag of stuff to put away.

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Sort through the bag - do it now, not later. Be ruthless - if it doesn't have a home find one or get rid of it. Ask yourself  'do I really need this?'

Sort through the bag - do it now, not later. Be ruthless - if it doesn't have a home find one or get rid of it. Ask yourself 'do I really need this?'

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For example, I have 2 of these. Do I really need 2? Neither are being used so I'll keep one as a spare and get rid of the other.

For example, I have 2 of these. Do I really need 2? Neither are being used so I'll keep one as a spare and get rid of the other.

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Enjoy the results.  Beware you may find yourself addicted to dejunking.

Enjoy the results. Beware you may find yourself addicted to dejunking.

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