Step #10 – Clean Out Your Home

If your home is chaotic and cluttered, then your life is chaotic and cluttered. If you home is toxic, your body is toxic. Your home is an extension of your body. The positive is that both can be turned around. It is time to tackle your home.

It’s time to fill bags and boxes with donations. Here are few tricks to get you started:

Clothing: If you haven’t worn it in 2 years, donate it. I have also heard of people hanging their clothes up and turning the hanger backwards. If you wear the item, then hang it up in the opposite direction. At the end of the season if the hanger is still backwards, donate it.

Books, especially old college textbooks: they’ve probably been updated by now so it’s OK to get rid of them. Most information can now be found online or requested through your local library.

Household items: If you have multiples, there is someone out there who has none. You’re doing a good deed by giving to others. If it’s broken, it’s useless. If you haven’t used it in years, you probably won’t use it in years to come.

Some people have a hard time getting rid of “stuff.” They are hanging onto items that have good memories attached to them or they were given to them by a special someone. Remember that you are not getting rid of the memories, as they are always with you. Memories are in your heart. If you wish to pass down some items, you can do that too. Just try not to be offended if the next person says, “No, thanks.”

Once you’ve de-cluttered and cleaned out, now it’s time to freshen up your home. Swap out toxic cleaning products for more natural products. You can even make your own for very cheap. All you need is 1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 cup water. Put in the spray bottle and you’ve created an all purpose cleanser. You can even add the peels of lemon, limes and oranges for a sweet scent.

How do you feel now? I bet you feel pretty good. Your home is now brighter and open to new possibilities. Embrace it!