• How to Improve Your Eco-Friendly Decluttering Journey

    How to Improve Your Eco-Friendly Decluttering Journey

Decluttering and downsizing is a great way to prepare for senior life, but what do you do with all the extra stuff? Today, people are more environmentally conscious than ever so how do you improve your eco-friendly decluttering journey? Here, you will learn about more sustainable ways to dispose of your belongings as you continue to downsize.

Eco-Friendly Decluttering

Increasingly, people want to be better about how they unburden themselves of their unwanted clutter. Here are some aspects to consider when decluttering:

  • Find more sustainable ways to unburden yourself from things you no longer need.
  • Be mindful of the environmental impacts of what you bring into your home, to begin with.
  • Think of how you contribute to landfill waste.

Sustainable Ways to Dispose of Clutter

It doesn’t take much effort to discover more sustainable ways to dispose of unwanted items. Here are a few ideas:

When you are decluttering, be sure to have boxes marked appropriately, “donate” or “free” for example, and divide things into the boxes as you declutter. 

Bringing Less Stuff Home

The best way to stay eco-friendly while decluttering is to keep the clutter to a minimum when you aren’t cleaning. This means not bringing excess items into your home. This may mean canceling your magazine subscriptions or going to paperless billing. Simply cutting down on the number of hard copies of paper products can greatly reduce your carbon footprint and keep your home cleaner for longer.

The Psychology of Holding On

It can be very difficult to let go of your stuff, especially sentimental or gifted items. If you are curious “why it’s so hard to get rid of my stuff” we have covered that too. This can cause you to get stuck in your decluttering process, but you don’t have to let it.

Psychologically, living in clutter is very stressful and once you free yourself from your stuff you will feel much better.

Now that you’ve got the right mindset, learn the tips and tricks experts have been using for years to Unlock the Power to Declutter: The Definitive Guide on How to Start. Click the icon below to get your FREE copy today! 

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