Using traditions to start your decluttering project

December 2023


Starting decluttering can be a struggle, especially when there are already plenty of jobs on our to do list needing our attention and more appealing things to do with our time. 


There are however lots of techniques that can help you get underway, such as: 

  • scheduling time slots in your diary to prioritise your decluttering 
  • setting a deadline to give you focus and impetus
  • visualising the end of the task and how it might feel when you’ve conquered it
  • breaking down a bigger goal into smaller, more manageable bite size chunks. 

Another helpful approach can be to attach your decluttering activities to a pre-existing event or holiday such as Christmas or birthdays. 

To get more great tips and techniques to help you get started, continue reading my blog at APDO, the UK's leading professional organising site.