How To Make Decluttering Fun
Decluttering sounds like a chore, but it needn’t be. Believe it or not, it can actually become fun. Fun, of course, can defined as satisfaction, happiness, wellbeing, and other terms.
You’ve tried yoga, you’ve tried long walks and moments of complete silence. However, decluttering can be added to the list of those things that have therapeutic value, because in the fun act of becoming like a child and focusing on the small details of life, you forget about the larger worries. Your mind can also multi-task, so that you can tune listen to a podcast or audio book while doing it. There is something in that calm process of sifting through what you have versus what you need, that helps contribute to a sense of wellbeing and control.
Slowly Does It
You don’t have to declutter at all once. It can take weeks or even months or years. Just as some men of a certain age invest money and time into restoring an old car, you can take great satisfaction in decluttering a single room as a New Year’s resolution, then move on to the next room next year. We are great accumulators, and so the act of decluttering cannot always be done easily or quickly, if it is to be done properly.
Quickly Does It
Perhaps with a family member or friend, you can have a race against the clock; see who can declutter a room first, after one hour or one day. And at the end there might be a little disagreement or two, but on the you’ll tend to get the job done at lightning speed, and you won’t have to make those agonizing decisions about what to keep and what to let go.
It’s fun to do a ‘before’ and ‘after’ when someone has a makeover. But it’s also fun to take the same principle and apply it to a messy, cluttered room. You’ll have plenty to share on your social media platform, and you’ll be surprised at how shocking the transformation can be.
Make A Game
There are various games out there, such as the challenge of getting rid of one thing on the first day, two things on the second day and so on, or the Number x 3 game, where you find X number of things to trash, X number to give to charity, and X number of things to put back where they belong. I’m sure you can thing of many more games than this, and you can involve the whole family.
It’s amazing what people will buy on various online auction sites. You’ll find that your old this, or your old that, will be snapped up by someone for whom it’s just what they were looking for. You can then spend the money on whatever you want, perhaps giving it to a good cause. If nothing else, you can treat yourself to some ice-cream or a night out. Having an incentive is fun.