8 Ways To Clear Out Mental And Physical Life Clutter This Spring

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Brain clutter can add both mental and physical stress to a person.  A distressed and cluttered mental state can make you function less efficiently and also bring on feelings of stress and anxiety.  I’m going to go over some tips that will help you to declutter the mental and physical things that get in the way of you living your life to the fullest in today’s article.

Sell Some Stuff

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When your possessions start getting in the way of your life, it may be time to sell some things off.  Having a garage sale is a great way to sell stuff since it has the potential to get sold quickly.  If you are unsure of what to sell, then think about the things that you hardly ever (if ever) use.  Clothes that you never wore, a radio that you never used, or a desk that has been stored in your garage for months are all things that would be good to sell.  If you have leftover items, you may want to give them to somebody or donate them somewhere.

Give Things Away

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Donate some items to Goodwill or give away belongings to people who could use them more than you.  Not only will you be decluttering your life, but you may be blessing someone with something that they could really use.

Write It Down

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Your mind can quickly become cluttered with things to do and things not to forget.  An easy and quick way to declutter your mind is to write down what needs to be done.  Write down shopping lists, things to do that day, and anything that you need to remember.  A friend of mine calls writing these things down, “a brain dump.”  By writing down what you need to remember, you can give yourself a mental time off from having to recall these things.  A dry erase board, or sticky notes are both ways to remember what you need to remember.

Set Goals

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Set some goals about what you want to get rid of, and what you want to clean.  It may help if you write it down.  For example, you may want to clean your garage or organize your kitchen. Write the goal down and include deadline dates of when you will have it accomplished.

Fill A Trash Bag

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Make it a goal to fill a trash bag for a set amount of days.  It may be every day or once a week.  The important thing is to do it.  At first, it may not seem like much, but one trash bag every so often can quickly declutter a house.

Exercise

 

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Exercise can help you to unclutter your mind in a very short amount of time.  When you exercise, endorphins are released that help you to feel good.  Endorphins can also help you to destress.  Even just 20 minutes or so of exercise can clear your mind and help you think better.

Set a Timer

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When I set a timer for decluttering, stuff gets done quickly.  Try it and see how much that you can get accomplished in a set amount of time.  Longer is not necessarily better.  Try for 5 minutes first and then come back and do another 5 or 10 minutes at timed intervals.  The point is to keep moving and getting stuff done.

Plastic Bins

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A good way to organize toys, clothes, and so much more is to get some plastic bins and store them in there.  Plastic bins stack nicely which can make it easy to organize a mass quantity of items.  Be careful not just to throw all kinds of junk in plastic bins so that you don’t have to deal with it.  Instead get rid of what you don’t need and organize the rest into bins.

Summary

Decluttering the mental and physical stuff that gets in the way of life, may give you a freedom that you haven’t experienced in awhile.  I’ve gone through some tips for decluttering both the mental and the physical things that get in the way of you living life to the fullest.  I hope that some of these tips may have helped you.

 

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