The Magic of Decluttering

Does this title confuse you? Do you think there is magic in decluttering? I realize that decluttering isn’t the most sexiest topic, however, you are important so it really is so worth it to pay attention to it.

“Remember, what you put your attention on grows”

I really do think there is a little magic at work here and it has to do with having an awareness of your space, thinking about your life, looking at what is working and what isn’t, knowing what you want in your life and having a vision for your space and goals that you are working towards.

Think about the benefits of decluttering

These are some of the comments from the members of the Declutter Your Life and Mind Facebook Group

  • Lightness, peace, freedom
  • accomplishment
  • feeling pleased, happy and proud
  • cleanliness, my space feels lighter and less to clean
  • feeling more in control
  • more enjoyment of my space
  • taking control of my space (rather than my space controlling me)
  • peace of mind from not losing everything I set down for a moment
  • improved emotional health
  • less impulsive spending
  • less clutter + less trip hazard

Pretty Awesome Right?

The Magic of Decluttering (my tips)

  1. More Healthy – Think about it. If you are more organized in your kitchen, you will have some counter space to create a meal or make a sandwich, you are able to make healthier meals, you will use up those leftovers, you won’t have food that has expired as long as you are not buying too much and you can save money by not wasting food or eating out. You might even have some time to head out for a walk after a meal.
  2. Less Distractions – Which means rather than putting out fires you have more time for other things. You will have more time to just be, to think, to dream, be more creative or maybe to read a book. It’s not all about decluttering. You get to decide what to focus your energies on.
  3. Less Anxiety/Stress – There is no question that clutter causes us anxiety and stress. Who needs it? Right? You will feel calmer just because you can find your keys, you are not tripping over the cat and you are able to find what to wear with no problem. You can give yourself permission to breathe, to ground yourself and to have a little time to get to the next thing without rushing. Ahh!! Feels so much better!
  4. More Energy Flow – I think it is so important to have that energy flow in your home. It keeps things fresh. When something comes in, something needs to go out. We need to have this flow happening in all areas of our lives. We do not want things to become stagnant and that is what happens when there is no flow. Think about that “stuck energy” in your home. I am sure we all have it. Let’s allow our stuff and our homes to breathe.
  5. More Intuition and Clarity – It can be such a big question to think about what we want for ourselves, our families and our homes. But, just to have that time and space and to trust our intuition to allow what we need and want in our lives. So important to begin this process and to be able to make some decisions and to trust that it is okay.
  6. More Finances – Yes, this is such a great benefit to decluttering. I have heard from many people who have found money after a loved one had passed or even in their own belongings. You will also not be out buying items that you know you might already have but cannot find (been there myself). Just paying attention to your finances can make such a huge difference. Watching what you are spending, paying your bills, doing your taxes, watching your dollars add up in savings – its all good!!

I am sure there are so many more benefits to decluttering your life and mind. I would love to hear yours as well. Please sign up here so that you never miss a post and please leave a comment. Thank you so much for your support.

Happy Decluttering!

About Kim

Kim Tremblay is a Master Organizer and a Clutter Coach. She has worked with individuals helping them clear the physical and emotional clutter from their lives since 2008. Kim founded and co-facilitated a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kim is currently working virtually with clients helping them to clear the emotional and/or physical clutter from their lives. Kim is available to speak to your group about all things organizing.
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11 Responses to The Magic of Decluttering

  1. Seana Turner says:

    I think I almost always find money when decluttering with clients. Admittedly, it may be only a couple of coins, but we almost always find something. I recently came across a bunch of gift cards a child had stashed throughout his room – mostly for iTunes. Funny what turns up!

    • Kim says:

      A group member said that after her mother in law passed away she found thousands of dollars. Can you imagine? Thats what I want to find. Thanks Seana

  2. Fascinating things- lost things, always turn up when I’m decluttering and organizing with my clients. And money frequently is found too. It’s been stashed in boxes, closets, envelopes, drawers, purses, and pockets. I agree with you that there is a “magic” element to decluttering. Watching my clients’ renewed sense of freedom, lightness, and clarity is quite magical to see.

    • Kim says:

      I know right? I just love that feeling after you have been productive, and everything looks so nice, you can see what you have and feel proud of what you have accomplished. thank you for your comment

  3. Lovely post, Kim. I do believe there is magic in decluttering. I love what you said about opening up space, to allow yourself to dream, to just be.. I also love what you said about energy in the home. Really great tips.

  4. Love your tips. If people would focus on the positive aspects of what decluttering brings to their life it would be easier.

  5. I once worked with another organizer to organize a small office, and we found an uncashed cheque that was worth more than the cost of hiring us!

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