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Breaking the clutter habit

It takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit. So here's my 6 week plan to ease you into having a clutter free home.

Weeks 1 & 2: Find one unwanted item in your home and place it in the bin, recycling or charity bag. It can be a holey pair of socks, a chipped mug, that deep fat fryer you never use, a book you'll never read again, old nail varnish, an out of date pub guide. Anything you'll never need again.

Weeks 3 & 4: Now up this to 2 items a day. It should be getting easier. Just cast your eye around your home until you see something you don't use or like.

Weeks 5 & 6: Now find 4 items a day you no longer want. Allow yourself 10 minutes to do this.

Once you've got used to letting go of things on a daily basis you're now ready to tackle the bigger jobs. See if you can do an hour at a time now. Decluttering does get easier when you get used to it. Always be pleased with what you achieve!

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