Life Changing Decluttering Rules

Decluttering can be a stressful process, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Be mindful that your timeline and expectation may need to be flexible. Keep it real. 

Take it one step at a time. The end game is to simplify your life to make your space more enjoyable. 

Follow these five life changing rules to get in the proper mindset for decluttering. 

Rule Number 1 – Know Your ‘Why’

Reflect on what you want your life to look like. Understand the ‘why’ behind how to create a stress free lifestyle. Begin to take steps to declutter your life and your space. 

Rule Number 2 – Start With Your Favorite Things

Ask yourself, what is it that I love about this thing? Why does it make me happy? The answers will help guide you to purge the things that are taking up space in your life and what things you need to let go of. 

Rule Number 3 – Value Yourself More Than Your Stuff

Take stock of what’s creating chaos in your life, and take steps to eliminate the things that are dragging you down. It’s all about what is good for you and not about holding on to things that own you. 

Take the time to create space in your life for things that matter the most to you beyond the material things that don’t really define what you’re about.  

Rule Number 4 – Function Versus Form

This may be more difficult than it seems. Critically take a hard look at your furniture, clothes, kitchen, car, cat, and loved ones who fill your life with meaning. Get past the aesthetics of these material things and rethink what will create more space and meaning in your life. 

Focus on what you use most, what no longer holds any value, and over time rethink what’s right for your lifestyle. It’s a process. 

Rule Number 5 – Decluttering Is Not ‘Wasteful’

Let’s be real. Iit doesn’t matter how much you paid for something, what matters is if it brings meaning to your life. Get rid of what 

Simplicity is the secret to living a stress free life. Follow these smart Decluttering methods to create more space in your home: 

Drawer Rotation Declutter Method 

The Reverse Hanger Method 

The 20-20 Five Second Rule 

The 80-20 Rule 

Less is more. Enjoy!

Still need more space? 

For many of us, there just isn’t enough available space in our home for everything we own. Self storage eliminates the need to move to a larger apartment or opt for an expensive office lease. 

Need advice? Give our friendly and professional staff at Montgomery NY Self Storage a call anytime (845) 457-6229. Let’s store it together. The phone is always on. 

About Montgomery Self Storage

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Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your unit is monitored by a closed-circuit video surveillance system. The facility is routinely checked for pests and all units are well-lit and super-clean. 

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