5 Questions That Will Turn Your Cluttered House into a Serene Space


This tends to be my internal monologue while decluttering, “Oh wow, look, it’s that thing that is broken and that I had completely forgotten about, but now that I have it in my hot little hands I can’t imagine parting with it again.

12 months is a generous amount of time. If I can go 12 months without using something, there’s a pretty good chance that I’m not going to need it tomorrow… or ever again.


Have I used the item in the last 12 months?

Is it in good condition?

If something’s broken or needs time and attention in order to be usable, I need to throw it out.


How many can openers does one family really need? Or hair dryers? Or kitchen sheers? These are all kind of serious questions because I have multiples of all of them.


Do I already have one of these?

Does this fit into the vision I have for my life?

Like I said, I can talk myself into a lot of things if I really want to. I guess I find myself very persuasive.


I’d love to know what helps you get rid of something when you’re decluttering? What questions do you ask yourself?