Does the word “declutter” give you anxiety? Don’t fear, we have some solutions.
The act of, or mention of, decluttering renders many nervous- that sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach at the thought of throwing out all your memorabilia, all your cherished items that make your house a home… we hear ya! Let’s look at this word differently, then we can approach the act differently.
The prefix “de” translates to mean “removal or separation”, and the word- specifically in our case, a noun- “clutter” is defined as, “a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass”.
When you declutter your house, you are simply removing, simply separating, a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass. Still feeling a bit anxious? Rename it. Let’s tidy up your house, instead.
Here are 4 tips on how to tidy up your home, without feeling anxious: