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finding time to declutterAre you frustrated by the chaos that surrounds you and you just can’t seem to find the time to deal with it?

It is time to control your time and do the things that are important to you to get done!

I have had times in my life when life was crazy and staying on top of clutter was just not a priority. I get that life is busy. When my son Cameron was home for 3 months with a concussion, it was all I could do to keep on top of my client’s clutter and look after him. My house got a little chaotic and messy. But when it got to the point that is was starting to affect how I was dealing with life, I scheduled the time to get it back on track.

Here are 4 Things that you can do to find time to declutter:

1) FIND YOUR WHY! Why do you need to declutter, what is your compelling reason for finding the time to declutter? If you don’t have a compelling reason, you won’t do it. For me, my why is that clutter affects my mental health…outside chaos causes inside chaos and I do not want to live with anxiety all the time. For me, a calm house means a calm mind! Why do you want to take control of your clutter…find that reason!

2) DECIDE TO TAKE ACTION! You have to decide that your why is compelling enough to take action. Make the decision to move forward and make it a must.

3) HIRE HELP! If you cannot move forward on your own, then hire help. Spending money on hiring help will make you, make the time to do it! Professional help will get it done faster and easier as well.

4) SCHEDULE THE TIME! If you schedule it, you make it a priority in your life to get it done.

I can hear you now saying ‘there just is not enough hours in the day to do it!’. Well here is the thing, we all have 24 hours in the day. We all have the same exact amount of hours to get things done. So why can others find the time and you cannot? Well the answer is in the 4 things you can do above – you have to find your why, decide to take action, hire help and schedule the time. Make it a PRIORITY!

My mission in life is to help you take action to create an environment and a life that allows you to live fully, peacefully and calmly. Set up a time now to chat about my coaching programs and how I can help you create peace in your life.

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Kim

Staying The CourseStaying the course – stay motivated until you finish the job!

Do you find yourself starting a decluttering project only to get distracted, lost im memories or just losing steam?

It is possible to stay focused and push through to the end until you finish that job! It just takes a little determination and a few guidelines.

I use to be notorious in my house for starting to declutter one space and ending up moving from one location to another never really finishing completely the one area I started. But over the years I have learned to systemize how I tackle a project and follow my own guidelines for staying the course and getting a job done!

Guideline for staying the course and staying motivated until you finish the job:

Pick one area and stick with it until it is done. Stay in one space at a time!

Start with the big stuff and work your way down to the nitty gritty stuff. Don’t get stuck on all the little stuff too early in the game.

Have a few ‘move elsewhere’ boxes to sort what needs to go somewhere else without having you run around from room to room getting distracted putting things elsewhere.

Don’t get stuck on hard decisions. Put aside items that are slowing you down and keep moving!

Schedule enough time!! Be realistic how long it actually takes to get a space decluttered and organized. Thinking that 30 years’ worth of clutter will be sorted and purged in a couple of hours is unrealistic. Overestimate your time!

it is common for people to get distracted and give up when the going gets tough. I believe you have it in you to get it done, to stay focused and push through to the end. Plan a reward for yourself for when each area is done! Celebrate what you do get done and keep motivated to move forward.

If at any time you need help, I’m here! Hiring a coach is a smart way to keep moving forward when you get stuck doing it yourself. Together we can get it done quicker and easier than trying to do it yourself…and it’s more fun too!

http://kaossolutions.com/tackle-the-clutter

Keep Going! 

Kim

DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE before ChristmasChristmas is a time of giving but it is also a time for getting…the reality is for most people who celebrate Christmas there will be presents under the tree, which means there will be new things come into your house that need to find a new home.

Are you starting to worry about where you are going to put all the new stuff that will be under the tree this Christmas? Does your post Christmas house end up being a total disaster for weeks while you try and figure our where to put all that new stuff?

What if you prepared for the influx and made room BEFORE it all shows up!

I will admit that we have had years that so much came in for my kids that it even overwhelmed me…and I am a professional. Trying to find a home for all that new stuff, meant I was decluttering and organizing a lot after Christmas. Until I starting doing it before, by making room before Christmas I found it much easier to let things go. There were lots of charities that would take my stuff and it would help them out during the holiday season. Paying it forward before the new year feels good!

Here are some tips to help you declutter your space before Christmas:

Think about what may come in - What is on your Christmas list or what kinds of things are you most likely to receive from people. If you know what is on your list then start the declutter by letting go of old worn out things in that area.

Pick main areas – Kitchen, toys, clothing, bath and toiletries. Go to those areas and start the decluttering process.

Quick purge – do not get stuck on the emotions and the tough decisions like great grandmas antique vase. This is about doing a quick purge of the things that you do not use, do not need and do not love. The things you know you can live without or may be replaced at Christmas.

Clear out Christmas décor – This is the perfect time to donate Christmas décor that you are no longer using. Once you have decorated for the season, whatever is left over, pack it up and send it off to a charity or give it to someone you know who will love it!

If it does not ‘fit’ you or your life NOW, let it go - If your kids have outgrown it, you no longer use it, or you don’t like anymore, declutter it now.

Great time for Kids to clear out their stuff – Kids have a much easier time to let go of their stuff knowing that new things will be coming in. Get them to pay it forward and let some of their stuff go to other kids that may not be as lucky as them.

Decluttering does not always have to be emotional, sometimes it’s just the logical thing to do. So don’t overthink it at this time and go do a quick purge of the things that you no longer need, use or love. Make room for the new and save yourself some frustration and overwhelm by decluttering your space before Christmas.

If you want some help with this task, come on over to my Facebook group and join our Clutter Free Christmas Challenge. 24 days of small assignments to get you clutter free before the big day! Click here to join now - www.ClutterSupportGroup.com

Happy Decluttering All

Kim