If you have ADHD or live with someone who does, you know that clutter is a hard habit to break. Individuals with ADHD like to make piles, which more often than not get out of control. Clutter is stressful and that why we’re here to help you cut through the clutter. Here’s your mission, starting today, use these 10 tips to declutter your home.
Chances are you probably have stacks of old magazines, piles of papers, unwanted clothes and other miscellaneous items laying around that need to be sorted through. Start today by breaking your clutter up into categories such as keep, trash, recycle, give to a friend, store, sell, etc. Rome was not built in a day. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Getting organized takes time.
Now that you have sorted through your clutter, organize your space. The best investment you can make is in tools that can help you stay organized, such as a labeling system, storage bins, and cabinet/ drawer organizers.
We all have old books, clothes, toys, etc. we could give away. Continue your journey to decluttering your home by giving away anything you don’t need.
After all that sorting you’ve probably got a few things you could sell. What better way to get rid of stuff you don’t need than through a garage sale? If you don’t have time to host a garage sale, take advantage of Facebook groups that allow you to post and sell your items.
If you don’t want the hassle of a garage sale, try consigning your stuff. Every city has shops where you can consign items, but if you don’t want the hassle of trying to find a store, there are apps you can download to sell your items on.
If you don’t want to have a garage sale or try your hand at consigning, donate your stuff to a local rescue or Goodwill. You’ll be helping not only yourself but others too.
For those with ADHD, sometimes the idea of throwing away items seems hard because they feel emotionally attached to those items; however, you can’t keep everything. If you can’t sell it or donate it, then throw it away.
Don’t let your hard work go to waste, make a routine to stick to. Making a routine will help you stay organized as well as prevent future clutter build up.
The easiest way to keep clutter at bay is to create a to-do list to accompany your new routine. Having a visual reminder of what needs to be done increases your chances of actually maintaining an organized space.
10. Use technology to your advantage
Our smartphones and computers can help us in more ways that staying connected; they can assist us with managing our schedules, setting reminders, and storing important documents. Use your devices smarter to keep up your new clutter-free lifestyle.
If clutter is taking over your home, use these helpful tips to get your space organized.
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