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Affirmations for Creating a Clutter-Free Life

If you’ve heard about the emotional advantages of living a clutter-free life and you’re ready to get started, writing down and repeating simple, positive affirmations can help you get started and can help you keep on decluttering when you hit a hard spot in the process.

Affirmations for Creating a Clutter-Free Life

Decluttering Your Home State your affirmations in present tense, as if you have already achieved a clutter-free state, and write them down.

Using present tense and the act of writing your desires down in your own handwriting have an impact on the way your subconscious mind processes your affirmations and they affect how much success you have in the long run.

5 Examples of Affirmations for a Clutter-Free Life:

(Feel free to use these, or adapt them as needed to suit your lifestyle.)

  1. I make progress every day by getting rid of at least three pieces of clutter.
  2. Every day, I enjoy my life more because I have a clean, clutter-free living space.
  3. I no longer feel the stress that comes from dealing with unwanted junk all over my home.
  4. I always know where my shoes are, because my home is neat and tidy.
  5. I don’t waste time looking for lost papers and keys because everything in my office has a place and I put things where they belong.

Dare to Enjoy a Life Without Clutter

“If you’ve had something for more than six months, and it’s still not repaired, it’s clutter.”  – Gretchen Rubin

Deciding which of your treasure are clutter can be a challenge. One approach is the six-month test mentioned above though I would add one exception – if it gives you joy, even if unused for six months, it might not be appropriate to call it  clutter.

  • So, for example, you’ve recited your affirmations about decluttering and you’re ready to tackle cleaning out your overstuffed kitchen cupboards…
    • You toss out old pans with scraped off nonstick coatings and plastic containers with missing lids – easy choices.
      • Then, you get to your grandmother’s gravy boat – you haven’t used it in over a year, but you love it nonetheless.
        • It gives you joy!
          • So – keep it, but make sure to make a proper space for it.

Back to Your Affirmations…

To get the most results, write your affirmations on a slip of paper and keep it handy, so you can refer to it and read it, at least, three times a day.

When you read the affirmations about decluttering, picture how your home or office will look, and let yourself experience how it will feel.

The more vividly you can picture the lifestyle you want, the more inspired you will be as you begin tossing out the clutter.

Once you have your chosen affirmations in hand, go another step and get started on decluttering to get organized- as great as affirmations are, you still have to do the work to get the lifestyle.