We all have stuff that we are trying to get rid of.
Whether it's an old phone, a pair of shoes, or some clothes – it's always something. This blog post is about how to keep “stuff” from sneaking back into your life.
We'll discuss the different ways you can use to make sure you don't end up with too much clutter in your life again!
How to Regularly Keep “Stuff” From Sneaking Back into Your Life
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where “stuff” is continually sneaking back into your life?
Do you want to get rid of something but end up finding it again a week, Here are some tips that can help!
Make a little progress each day.
The best way to make sure you're not back where you started is by making a little progress each day.
This could be as simple as not buying new clothes for a week or sending one email instead of three.
If you consistently do that, it'll add up over time, and the results will be noticeable before long!
Have some accountability with someone else.
Another great tip on regularly keeping “stuff” out of your life has accountability either with another person or yourself.
You can tell whoever it may be what goals you have set, and they can hold you accountable if specific rules are broken.
Having an accountability partner like this helps because no one ever wants to look bad in front of their friends and family.
Have some accountability with yourself.
You can have your accountability partner, but if you live alone. If no one is around, start to hold yourself accountable for what you do or don't do! Y
Set some ways to hold yourself accountable too.
Make sure your goals are set up correctly.
If things keep coming back into your life, then perhaps the way you've been setting up those goals isn't effective enough!
The only real way I know how to deal with this effectively is by having a “bucket list” of things that you want to get done.
If it's too difficult for you, then set up some smaller goals and add stuff onto the bucket list once those are completed!
Maintain a minimalist mindset.
This is something that I struggle with a lot, but to keep “stuff” from sneaking back into my life – I need to maintain a minimalist mindset.
This means having less stuff and being content with what you have! It's not easy, but it's worth it in the long run.
Remove yourself from temptation.
If there are certain places where you know you're going to be tempted by “stuff,” then try and remove yourself from those situations! For example, if you go shopping every weekend then don't go for at least six months.
The same thing could apply to other areas of your life, like social media (delete the apps). You'll find that once the temptation is gone, you'll have no choice but to make more progress!
Deal with clutter immediately.
If you keep having “stuff” come back into your life, then it's probably because you haven't dealt with the clutter immediately.
For example – if a box of clothes comes in that you don't need anymore, or an old video game console shows up (it happens), get rid of them right away instead of putting it off for another day!
This way, stuff won't sneak back in and take over again like before. 😉
Donate as much as possible.
I found this to work well when I was trying not to bring things back into my life: donate to charity anything that has value but isn't worth keeping around forever.
If there is something valuable, try selling it first before donating it.
I've sold things on Craigslist before and have made a couple of hundred dollars off of stuff lying around the house!
Know that it took a long time for your life to get cluttered.
It's essential to know just how much clutter has entered into your life over the years and exactly why things happened in the first place.
If you can keep this perspective, I believe there will be less of an issue with keeping “stuff” out of your environment or even your mind.
It could remove any bad feelings associated with previous events, which makes ridding yourself from stuff easier than before! (notice: don't do this while driving – never text and drive!)
Reward yourself once everything is complete. When all goals are met, then reward yourself by doing something nice.
The reward doesn't have to be anything expensive or even materialistic.
You could do something as simple as taking a nice warm bath with some candles and music!