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 we do, to get ALL that clutter out of our homes and enjoy our lives again?
WELL this is what worked for me.
It’s called Just 10 Things.
And I love it because …
- It’s incredibly easy.
- Takes only five minutes a day.
- AND truly has been life changing. I am so much happier without a home full of clutter.
So HOW does it work? You scream.
Like I said, it’s easy…
1. Just 10 Things
ALL you do, is spend 5 minutes every day spotting clutter you are ready to let go.
Little things that have crept in.
And stayed. And become a burden.
Every day you just need to …
- Let go of 10 of those little things
- Pop them in a charity bag, bin or recycling
- And get them out of your home each week
And that’s it. Simple.
Really? You SCREAM in disbelief?
HOW on earth will that clear my clutter?
WELL it has cleared over 100 bags of my clutter.
And it can do the same for you. I promise.
And this is why it works.
2. Why Just 10 Things Works?
First off, some numbers.
IF you let go of just 10 things every day you will in one year declutter 3,650 items.
WOW! That’s a LOT of clutter!
BUT just 10 things does something much, much, more AMAZING than that.
You see, there are enormous emotions hidden deep in all our mountains of stuff.
Anxiety. Loneliness. Regret. Fear of death.
Love even. Pretty powerful, huh?
And stomping all over them – what most declutter methods do – doesn’t help us one jot.
We are left overwhelmed.
And drained. By too many decisions.
AND that is a disaster. Because it tells our brains decluttering IS a total nightmare.
Avoid like the plague.
But just 10 things, is kind to our feelings. AND actually uses them to help us let go of stuff.
PLUS from day 1, a super-power feedback loop tells our brain: decluttering is easy, I’ve got this!
This gives us inner strength to defeat clutter.
Does that sound good? Yeah? Great.
Let me quickly take you through how it works.
Then you will be all ready to start.
3. How Just 10 Things Works
So there are FIVE golden rules to follow:
- Take 5 minutes a day – 15 minutes max
- Focus on one small area
- Open your eyes to unwanted, unloved, beyond repair clutter in that area
- Then without yanking it all out
- Spot anything you are ready to let go
Put anything you are ready to let go in a charity bag or box. Or in the bin. Or recycling.
Do NOT worry about stuff you’re keeping.
Just stick to your time box.
It’s amazing how many unwanted little things we all have hiding in plain sight.
Some days you’ll quickly spot 10 or 20. Other days 5. It evens out. AND all adds up.
And every single thing you let go tells your brain: “I’ve got this. I CAN let go.”
Brilliant. We’ve nailed our five golden rules.
The only other thing we must do is get our charity bag to a charity shop each week.
Because then it IS gone. We have truly let go.
SO what are we waiting for?
Let’s START to declutter …
You know your clutter best BUT most people find a daily prompt helps hugely.
It turns just 10 things into a power habit.
I share the prompts everyday on …
So it’s easy to follow along on social media.
Or just bookmark this page where they will all be listed.
4. Daily Declutter Prompts
Each prompt focuses on one tiny area of clutter. And includes 10 items to look out for.
Now, you may NOT have all of those items.
It doesn’t matter. The little list just helps you zoom in on stuff you’re ready to let go.
And ignore – for the moment – other stuff that would only bog us down in dithering.
When we want to keep it short & sharp.
BUT each prompt does include, a little nudge.
These are gentle questions that have helped me in my declutter journey.
Right. Let’s start. You have the 5 golden rules and daily declutter prompts.
It’s time to let go of just 10 little things you truly will be happier without.
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