EASY DECLUTTERING

 

Decluttering is not the simple elimination of superfluous objects: it is a real attitude oriented towards the essential. A liberation that opens up to the future and new possibilities. You should do a “scan” of the objects, wondering how many times you have used them in the last 12 months: if you realize you have never used them, it is time to get rid of them. The selection of objects, of course, must be made according to eco-sustainable principles. They must therefore be separated carefully to differentiate them in the garbage, while what can be “saved” instead, can be sold or bartered.
Use the ‘four boxes technique’: when you need to tidy up a room, get 4 boxes and write on them:
‘TO THROW,
TO DONATE,
TO KEEP,
TO REUSE’
and you will then have to choose which box to put each item in; the procedure can be long, but it works!
Already a few years ago Ebay, one of the giants of online trading, had calculated that each family has unused objects in the house for a value of about 4 thousand dollars, a very interesting figure if you consider that you could sell them online and get a double advantage: some money in more on the current account and less things to dust, put back in place, maintain.
DO NOT BUY MORE DRESSES
DON'T BUY MORE TECHNOLOGICAL ITEMS
DO NOT BUY MORE SHOES
DON'T BUY MORE TRICKS
DON'T BUY MORE UNHealthy FOOD
DO NOT BUY MORE MOBILE PHONES
DON'T BUY MORE TV
DO NOT BUY ANY MORE OVERRAMMABLES
DO NOT BUY MORE BAGS
Take your things to the flea markets, to thrift shops, you will earn money and you will no longer have to live in a house where there are too many things.

WHAT YOU CAN THROW AWAY:

1. Dry cleaners hangers
2. Newspapers from the day before
3. Unwanted emails
4. Remote controls that do not command anything
5. Sports gadgets
6. Worn Christmas decorations
7. Warranties and expired contracts
8. Tablecloths too large or small
9. Mismatched socks
10. Email addresses you don't know
11. Spatulas and broken tools
12. Sachets of condiments
13. Empty cans, jars and bottles
14. History on the computer
15. Planters you don't use
16. Fake friends on Facebook
17. Jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces
18. Wedding gifts you don't use
19. Unused stuffed animals
20. Bad photographs
21. Unnecessary business cards
22. Difficult and laborious recipes
23. Fax machines
24. Baggy dresses
25. Item manuals you no longer have
26. Paging
27. Vacation memories you don't like
28. Dead plants
29. Newsletter you don't read
30. Towels stained, torn or frayed
31. Dry pens and markers
32. Food leftovers
33. Old video game accessories
34. Obsolete video games
35. Duplications of digital photographs
36. Recorded TV series you will never watch
37. Notebooks that are no longer needed
38. Too much underwear ... (we understand each other!)
39. Shopping bags of paper or plastic
40. Store catalogs available online
41. E-book that you will not re-read
42. Ruined sweaters
43. Keys without locks
44. Chipped or damaged tableware
45. Sunglasses you don't use
46. ​​Old school materials
47. Dry paint cans
48. Cooler bags that are too small, large or heavy
49. Shoe boxes
50. Birthday decorations
51. Uncomfortable or broken earphones
52. Invitations to past events
53. Password no longer in use
54. Silver jewelry you no longer wear (sell them!)
55. Broken electronic appliances
56. Stationery unused in the past 3 months
57. Cable channels (choose few and pay less)
58. Discount coupons expired
59. Umbrellas that don't open or hold the wind
60. Toys for animals now unusable
61. Ugly fridge magnets
62. Garbage in the computer trash
63. Unused flower pots
64. Commitments dated on the calendar
65. Scraps of fabric
66. Cables for audio and video equipment
67. Yellow Pages
68. Paperback books you won't re-read
69. Requests for donations and charities
70. Gold jewelry you never wear (sell them!)
71. Empty candy and gift boxes
72. Mail useless
73. Trophies from your childhood
74. Cookbooks you've never used
75. Twitter contacts that communicate too much
76. Pool toys
77. Old greeting cards
78. Pajamas you don't like
79. Tourist brochures
80. Industrial foods that you do not consume
81. Stained clothes
82. App you don't use
83. Shoes that hurt you
84. Used plastic cups
85. Glass covers
86. Doubles of class photos
87. Liquids for the car that are no longer needed
88. Magazines more than three months old
89. Clotted nail polish
90. Shopping receipts
91. Shoe laces you no longer have
92. Toys broken or ignored
93. Worn doormats
94. Pins on Pinterest you don't need
95. Dishes you never use
96. Wallpaper you no longer have on the walls
97. Old pillows
98. Obsolete mobile phones
99. Bottle caps
100. Ducklings for the bath that are no longer used

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

When facing the Simplification Challenge, a good starting point is the decluttering of your home in which, over time, a lot of superfluous things accumulate that clutter not only the external spaces but also the internal ones.

In fact, it is now widely recognized, as shown by various studies on this topic, that the level of order of our home enormously influences our psychophysical well-being. In the long run, clutter creates stress for you because:

 It exposes your mind to overstimulation (visual, tactile, olfactory) which inevitably forces the senses to continuously process unnecessary stimuli

It distracts from the things you need to focus your attention on

It reduces your ability to relax

Constantly signal to your mind that there is still work to be done (remember that objects continually make you silent 
requests: dust me, wash me, iron me, fix me, read me, move me ...)

Increase your anxiety level because you never know how long it will take you to fix everything

Makes you feel guilty and sometimes even embarrassed (for example if you get an unexpected visit)

It invades the free spaces necessary to reflect and find solutions, thus inhibiting creativity and productivity

It wastes your time because it makes it harder to find the things you need quickly

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