While I am always maintaining my home and office there are times when clutter gets out of control. I have my system that I follow, but life happens and sometimes we need to prioritize. When I need to tackle a space this is my process:
Clutter is simply anything you don't love or need.
You may find that answer too vague so when determining what items (and this includes digital items or tasks on your to-do list) ask yourself the following questions:
Do I love it?
Do I need it?
If the answer to both is no, let it go. Some of you will answer "I may need it one day", If so then I would have you answer these questions:
Would it be difficult to find again?
Would it be expensive to repurchase?
If the answer is yes to either of those questions and letting go of the item will cause you stress, keep it. Just be sure to find an out of the way, proper storage area and revisit the item at a later date.
What about all those gifts that you hold onto out of guilt? I am giving you permission to let them go! Your loved ones whether they are still alive or have passed on wouldn't want you to be stressed.
If some gives you a gift that isn't your style or you don't need it. accept it with grace and let it go. Of course, if someone...