Extreme Minimalist Decluttering Techniques | Declutter Planner, Declutter Checklist, and Declutter Course
Minimalism is the practice of focusing on nourishment and healing by removing blocks. It is the process of letting go both the inner struggles and physical distractions.
The ultimate goal is to apply a Minimalist mindset to all aspects of life. This includes being intentional with your surrounding space, consumption habit, and lifestyle choice. Feel free to watch my Extreme Minimalist Decluttering video to get started.
If you feel overwhelmed and stuck, I recommend using the tools outlined here. You can also revisit your goals for motivation and you can use the guide on how to get unstuck. Also, feel free to recite the Minimalism affirmations in my ebook.
There is no time limit to decluttering. Take it slow. Be mindful. Do what is comfortable for you!
Keep What Makes Life Easy
The key is to hold each object mindfully in your hand while asking yourself these questions.
Does the benefit of using this object outweigh the maintenance, space, and initial investment?
Am I going to be uncomfortable without this?
Do I need this to define who I am?
Am I using this to cover up my emotions? (sadness, anger, anxiety, insecurity, depression, helplessness, etc.)
Declutter With Ease
Take time off if you feel overwhelmed. Read a book, meditate, do yoga, meet up with a friend, enjoy a delicious meal, or do whatever that helps you take your mind off of Minimalism.
Be Responsible for What’s Important
Approach decluttering with the purpose to lessen your responsibilities and burden. The less you have the less things you have to take care of. Keep in mind that less clothes equals less laundry. Less kitchenware means less dishes to wash. Who doesn’t like more time to laze around?
Quality, Space, and Money
The golden rule is to keep what is high quality, space saving, and good for the price you paid.
Express gratitude to your belongings
Keep similar things together
Fold clothing vertically
Declutter by category
Let go 10 things a day
Focus on small areas
Use a timer to feel less exhausted
Make DISCARD, DONATE, and SELL boxes
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The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Also check out the Full List of Minimalist Resources
Do you need more resources? Start decluttering with my Minimalist Workbook
What’s covered in THE Minimalist Workbook
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Solution Focused Questions
Short-Term & Long-Term Goals
Wheel of Life
Declutter Weekly Planner
30-Day Minimalism Challenge
30 X 30 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge
Minimal Wardrobe Planner
Organizing Tips & Guides
FAQ Digital Decluttering Checklist
Intro to Emotional Decluttering
Minimalism Reading List