The New Year period is one of the most effective times to do clutter clearing because you can ride the momentum of the “out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new” wave that ripples around the planet as the calendar changes from one year to the next.
Start the new year afresh
First to go can be any unwanted gifts you received this Christmas, before they even take a hold in your life. Make this the year you sincerely thank the giver for the thought but let the item go instead of politely keeping it and always feeling disappointed whenever you see it.
Next to go can be any items you’ve kept for some time that you no longer love or use. We’re talking all the things you keep stashed away just in case they come in useful someday. But years have passed and they never have.
Donate all these items to charities, give them to friends who can use them, send them for recycling or, if they are no use to anyone at all, dispose of them in the trash.
By the end of January, aim to have in your home only the things that truly reflect who you are and the person you truly want to be from now on. Take the time to set the space in your life for this to happen and to open the door to new possibilities in the coming year.
Clutter clearing help
Clutter clearing can be a solitary process so if you need help with this, I warmly invite you to join my next Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course which starts on January 5 and has been timed to catch the 2019 New Year wave.
In a survey I conducted recently, people said what they most need help with is:
- Getting started
- Keeping going
- Making decisions about what to keep or let go
That’s exactly what the course is designed to do, with the added bonus of the wonderful camaraderie of a group of people to share your clutter clearing challenges and triumphs with.
Unlike social media platforms, where everyone knows everyone else’s business, the course takes place on a specially created message board where confidentiality is assured. It’s the next best thing to having me visit in person and help you in your home.
About the course
Each course consists entirely of posts, with the option to upload photos. There are no complicated downloads of any kind, or any audio or video components. You can log on to read my posts and comments and make your own posts and comments at any time of the day or night during the course, and it is entirely up to you how much time you put into actioning the steps. There is no need to log on at any specific time. Many participants find it works well to visit a couple of times per day (for example, morning and evening), but you can do so as often as you like.
It’s great to get a new step every three days and to actually do the changes in my own home and my own life. The interactive part of making posts, sharing with all the participants, getting support, and being able to ask questions is powerful too. Just posting has strongly shifted something within me. – Previous course participant
The interactive dialogue between myself and the participants, and between the participants themselves, is an essential component of each course. I post a new step every three days, and each person then actions it and makes a post about it within three days or asks questions if they get stuck. All the steps remain online until the end of the course so that if anyone falls behind they can catch up as soon as possible. On the last day, to safeguard privacy, the entire course will be deleted.
At the time of writing, there are still a few places remaining on the next Fast Track Clutter Clearing course, so if you are ready to tackle your clutter and would welcome some help, you can find more information below.
If you need help with paper clutter, digital clutter, clothes clutter or with overcoming procrastination, there are other courses in the coming months that are designed to help with those issues too.
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