Oh decluttering - the task that almost always gets pushed aside year by year. 

We're humans, we are creatures of habit and we accumulate stuff. 

Well there comes a time to have to get rid of that stuff - especially the items that have been sitting, unused, for several years. 

Here is a quick 6 step process on getting started, making progress and seeing results in only a matter of months:

1    Commit to five minutes of decluttering everyday. No more and no less. 
It will help you build momentum. 

2    Fill a bag to donate. Get a trash bag and fill it as fast as you can with donation items. If you need, go to multiple rooms in order to fill the bag. 

3    Keep track of what you don’t wear and then donate it. Face your hangers the wrong way and only switch it back when you wear that item. After a few months, eliminate the items you never switched.  

4    The 12-12-12 challenge. Locate 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate and 12 items to put away. This works great with kids at a smaller denomination. 

5    Use a decluttering checklist. These are templated lists that can be found online and even be customized.

6    The four-bin method. Find a bin or box for each of the following labels: Trash, Donate, Keep, Relocate/Storage. For each room in your home, every single item needs to belong in one of those boxes, no matter how small or insignificant the item may seem. If it’s not a keep or seasonal storage/relocate item, consider it decluttered.

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