Sue Rae ( aka Sorted by Sue) runs us through why we should declutter, the difference it can make to our mental health, our finances, and our physical wellbeing. Tidying and decluttering doesn’t have to mean a minimal lifestyle – minimalism is not for everyone, but a basic declutter can help you live a better life in a lot of ways.
“I truly believe that your home should be your sanctuary. It should be positive and supportive. It should inspire you and it should energise you. It’s the place that you come home to rest and restore yourself so why wouldn’t you want that to be the best you can possibly be.”- Sue Rae
“I just want to let you know that you’re not alone. The default mode for most people is busy and cluttered. We order stuff off Amazon or an online store. We don’t even have to leave our homes nowadays stuff just arrives magically. There’s a phenomenal endorphin rush when you get stuff coming into your home. It’s really important to evaluate what’s working for you, what do you want in your life. Especially now we’re spending a lot of time in our home so we can’t control what’s going on outside our home, we can’t control politics, we can’t control covid, we can’t control governments but what we can control is what we allowed to come into our homes.
What is your vision for your new life post clutter? What does that look like and I think when you define these a little bit even if you just take 10 or 15 minutes to sit down with a cup of tea and work out how the clutter makes you feel.”
“Get some help and get some supplies. Supplies are really easy and very inexpensive. Get a donations bag to get stuff out of your house. Get a trash bag and a box or bag for stuff that you’re going to recycle. I recommend another box that’s just called other room. The reason I say this is it will stop you if you’re working on the kitchen running to the bedroom to put something away and then being distracted by something in the bedroom.
Organisation is really a muscle, the more you do this the better you’re going to get at it.
The idea is to have your home your sanctuary as a living room and not a storage unit. I do think that decluttering before you move is absolutely imperative because if you don’t take the time to do this then you’re just moving all your old energy into your new space. You can either have your stuff or you can have the space.”
Sue Rae (Sorted by Sue) is a professional organiser who helps busy people declutter, purge, organize and streamline their belongings, to help improve their space and live a more meaningful life.
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