Benefits of habit “Get rid of things”

✓ Eases cleaning chores.
✓ Helps with concentration.
✓ Helps to achieve a peaceful mind.
✓ Allows room for creativity.

First step:

✓ Get rid of 1 item per week


1. Start by getting rid of 1 thing this week.
2. Continue increasing the throw away by getting rid of 2 things next week.
3. Repeat until you feel happy with results.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Set a time. A habit develops easier, when the activity is done at the same time. Set apart a time for getting rid of things, for example, in the evening and watch it become a habit.
✓ Trigger your memory. Try putting a special box for unwanted things in visible location to remind you to fill it up.
✓ Let the app help you. You can use the reminder feature in this app that it’s time to declutter.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you collected enough things to throw away, do so and get a treat: new clothes, an edible treat or anything your heart desires. You’ve decluttered. Time to celebrate.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Clutter at home can be maddening, yet to start getting rid of things can be equally frustrating. But small steps can help you declutter and live lightly.
✓ Start small. You don’t need to start by throwing away full pantry and your closet. You can start small: get rid of those old magazines you don’t even open anymore. Or throw away (or donate, if possible) an old sweater you never wear. You can even start by simple thing as throwing away an old pair of socks.
✓ Track your progress. It’s useful to track your progress by setting up a donation box. All items that can still be used, but are unwanted, go into the donation box. All others – to the garbage or recycling. You can also find it easier to declutter if you set yourself short-term goals like emptying a drawer step by step.