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You know you want to declutter, right?
I mean that’s why you’re reading this.
All that clutter has got you hopping mad. Or even downright miserable.
And you know you will be happier without it.
BUT BUT BUT … it just seems so daunting doesn’t it?
You’re short on time. You’ve tried decluttering before and it didn’t work.
You may have even tried that Marie Kondo method everyone talks about.
AND found it left you in an bigger mess! (Me too! Me too!)
SO what can you do, to get that clutter out and reclaim your life?
WELL this is what worked for me. It’s incredibly simple.
Takes just a few minutes a day.
AND truly has been life changing.
It’s called Just 10 Things.
1. Just 10 Things
ALL you do, basically, is let go of TEN things every single day.
They could be anything from old receipts skulking in your bag.
A dried up mascara.
One of your five bottle openers.
Wellies the kids grew out of last year.
A book you know you’ll never read. Or hated when you did.
Anything you notice as you get on with your everyday life.
Just pop them in the bin. Or the recycling. Or a charity bag.
THEN there’s one more tiny ritual you must follow every day.
And one tiny ritual you must follow every week.
2. Your Daily Ritual
Every single day you need to empty your bins.
ALL of them. Trust me it helps.
3. Your Weekly Ritual
Every week take your charity bag to a charity shop.
It doesn’t matter if it’s half full. Take it.
And that is it. Just 10 things is simple as that.
Really? You SCREAM in disbelief?
HOW on earth will that clear my clutter?
WELL it will I promise you and this is why.
4. Why It Works?
For starters …
… letting go of just 10 things daily will declutter in one year 3,650 items you will be happer without.
That’s a lot of clutter!
BUT just 10 things does something much BIGGER than that.
It changes YOU. Deep inside!
Because clutter is complicated.
For lots of us, it is a bit like food.
We grab at pretty stuff and cling onto it ‘cos deep down we’re all anxious.
And sad. Life itself is after all a bit scary and we are all going to die!!!
BUT then the stuff itself makes us anxious.
So we cling on harder AND grab more.
And worry if we let go of ANY of it we’ll lose something incredibly valuable.
We’re not quite sure what. But something. And it paralyses us.
We can’t let go of anything. AND in panic we grab yet more.
This isn’t a new thing. The Egyptians struggled with it, BIG time.
I mean, they even built pyramids to take all their clutter into the next life with them!
And everyone from the Vikings to the Victorians were hoarders.
BUT it has got harder. We are bombarded daily with the message to BUY, BUY, BUY.
So we do. And get trapped further and further in a hoard of stuff we are scared to let go.
Just 10 things gently chips away everyday at their fear.
It gives us a little daily victory against our anxiety which protects us from the urge to shop.
So keeps clutter out.
AND over just a few weeks it builds the mental strength to declutter more.
And more. And more.
It is the simplest thing, but it really DOES work.
In 12 months I let go of more than 100 bags of things I am happier without!
Sounds good doesn’t it? Want to get started?
5. Start Now
To start just 10 things right now all you have to do is:
- Empty your bins
- Let go of 10 things today and put them in the bin, recycling or your charity bag
Then repeat tomorrow and the next day and on.
AND take your charity bag to the charity shop at the end of the week.
BUT to make it even easier, I’ve got this massive list of things to let go for you.