Oh hi! You’re here about decluttering and you’d like the magic formula, you say?
Well, as much as I’d love to wave a wand and make all your decluttering dreams a reality, I don’t have one (yet). What I DO have is a little bit o’ info that might be so simple yet life-changing it might as well be magic!
Today, we’re going to unravel the mysteries of cleaning, tidying, organising, and decluttering. These tasks might seem straightforward, but mastering them can be a game-changer for a well-organized life. So, let’s dive into the details and clarify these essential home-keeping steps.
Cleaning: The Hygiene Hero
First up, let’s talk about cleaning. Cleaning is all about taking something dirty and making it more hygienic. It involves tasks like dusting, sweeping, scrubbing – you name it. Cleaning is like giving your space a refreshing makeover, but here’s the catch: if your place is messy, you’re trying to clean a room filled with obstacles. That’s when tidying comes to the rescue.
Tidying: Bringing Order to Chaos
Tidying is the unsung hero in the world of home organization. It’s about taking something dishevelled and putting it in order. Imagine being able to see your floor and find your keys without a scavenger hunt. But what if you’re trying to tidy up, but you’re still unsure where certain items belong? That’s where organising steps in.
Organising: Structure Amidst Chaos
Organising is like the architect of cleanliness. It’s all about taking that tidy space and giving everything a designated home. Think of it as crafting a blueprint for your belongings. But what if you’re trying to organise, and it feels like you’re juggling too many balls at once? Enter decluttering.
Decluttering: Less Is More
Decluttering is your secret weapon against chaos. It’s the process of tackling an overwhelming quantity of stuff and reducing it to a manageable quantity. When you declutter, you’re essentially streamlining your life, letting go of what no longer serves you, and making room for what truly matters.
Now, let’s focus on the crucial order of operations.
Many of us feel overwhelmed by these tasks because we try to skip steps or mix them up. But don’t worry, I’ve got a simple formula for success: Declutter, then organize, then tidy, and finally, clean. Get the first two right, and the last two will fall into place effortlessly.
first DECLUTTER then ORGANISE then TIDY then CLEAN
Imagine this: You start with a decluttering session, saying goodbye to things that no longer have a place in your life. Now, your space feels lighter, and you can breathe easier. Next up, organizing steps in. You assign a logical home to each item, creating order from chaos. With your newfound organization, tidying becomes a breeze – just a matter of putting things back where they belong.
And when it’s time to clean, you won’t be wrestling with piles of clutter or searching for that elusive sock. Your cleaning efforts become efficient, and your space truly sparkles.
So, there you have it – the keys to a well-kept and organized home. Remember, these tasks are all about creating a harmonious living space, and it’s a journey, not a destination. Embrace the process, and savour the satisfaction of each completed step.
Now, go forth and declutter, organize, tidy, and clean with confidence! Your space will thank you.
NOTE: While it all sounds simple enough, I am well aware that this is NOT a simple process for everyone. Decluttering often gets pushed to the side (causing the whole system to crumble) because it really can be very difficult! If you are finding this crucial step overwhelming and would like some guidance you are in the right place.
Ready to embark on your decluttering journey? Here are five ways we can make magic together:
- Personal Coaching: Let’s tackle your unique challenges together. (book your FREE discovery call here)
- DIY Course: Simplicity with Lauren Winzar is ready on demand for you to work through at your own pace.
- Online Resources: The Simplicity Toolkit is the value-packed subscription library of all the tools you could ever want to support your decluttering and organising goals.
- Follow me on social media: for great tips and ideas to keep your head in the game.
- Collaborate on a project: Have me speak at your event or on your podcast!