Now, you know that you like to keep certain things that it’s so hard for you to throw it away. You’ll keep it somewhere at the corner of your room and leave it there until you keep adding it up to the pint it becomes a mountain of unwanted items. This is a psychological attachment problem that it can be easily control. All you need to do it to follow these simple steps in order to control this issue.
Don’t go through your home and throw everything into the dumpster at once. This may lead to strong feelings of regret and anxiety; rather, go through one small space or collection each week. Take the time to make a decision about an item in the present so you don’t have to handle it again and again each time you decide to get organized.
2. Scale Down Collections
If you’ve kept all of your childhood report cards, choose to save 1-2 and toss the rest. A great tip submitted by a reader of this site: try framing or displaying one item from a collection so it’s special, and then consign, donate, or recycle the rest. The same can be said for your children’s art work and collections. Have them choose 2-3 pieces of art work. You can store them in their year book or baby book or display them on a wall.
If you cannot decide to toss or keep an item, put it in a box for 6 months. If you don’t open the box before then, you can let it go without regret. This is a great idea for people who hoard items like magazines, travel toiletries and newspaper clippings.
4. Toss Unused Items
Owning a book about gardening does not make you a person who gardens and buying “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and never cracking the book or trying one of the recipes doesn’t mean you’re a cook. Resist the urge to buy tokens of a new hobby until you are actively participating in that hobby. Read more about aspirational clutter.
5. Accept Help
If you want to stop hoarding but feel overwhelmed by the task ahead, ask a friend for help. Choose someone who is capable of being tough, and don´t query every time they want to throw something out. A friend can be very useful in giving you honest opinions, especially when it comes to pruning a bulging wardrobe of clothes that don´t suit you.