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So, there's one very effective way to cut out your clutter!


Pretend to move - a decluttering hack by The Decluttering Queen

Have you ever moved house?

It's horrible, isn't it!

There was one very unstable period in my life where I moved 8 times in four years. I can assure you, I did not undertake these moves very willingly. Life was throwing a few curved balls my way and I had to just try to keep my head above water.

What I can tell you about this period is that a) I became very adept at packing up and unpacking my belongings and b) I became pretty ruthless in what I actually needed to live. There were some days where I'd look at my stuff and say to myself that I just couldn't be bothered packing that crap up one more time, and instead I'd make another delivery to Vinnies!

It just takes sooooo much mental and physical effort and time to move. It's no fun at all....in fact it can be rather torturous. Each item needs to be wrapped and fitted into a box. It's decision after decision: should I keep this? When was the last time I used that? Do I need to take this? In the beginning, all those decisions can feel like hard work and at times, really slow going. But as with most things, the more you do it the easier it gets, and suddenly, the decisions are quite easy.

Moving is the perfect opportunity to assess your life going forward and what you need in it to make it great! Often that means less stuff to free us up. This is a great! Because once we've moved and we're settled, you have that feeling that this is a fresh start. It's exciting. It feels like there are loads of doors that can open for you. You're looking outwards and are open to opportunity knocking!

So. My theory is that if you need your bottom kicked to get on top of your clutter, to start living a life less cluttered, then one of the most effective ways of getting on top of it is to pretend to move!

That could be a lot of boxes!

I'm not saying you need to pack up your entire house - that would be extreme! (But super dedicated and probably VERY effective!).

But, break it down into smaller,