Enough Is Enough! 5 Signs You Should STOP Decluttering
We love a good decluttering session as much as the next person. There is something incredibly satisfying about seeing all the clutter getting clear out and your home looking neat and organized. It’s like you are giving the space a fresh start. However, it turns out that there is such a thing as over-decluttering. But how? The majority of us are already having such a hard time parting with items, that it seems impossible to go overboard with the decluttering. Well, in our enthusiasm to get rid of the problem we start to move too fast and go a bit too far. It’s addictive to see how much progress you are making. However, there comes a limit to how much you can remove before you start making your life more difficult than it was before. Soon you start to miss items, you need to spend money on new ones, or you start spending too much of your free time decluttering rather than connecting with your loved ones. Well, enough is enough. Here are some clear signs you should stop decluttering.
It turns out that there is such a thing as over-decluttering
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Signs You Should Stop Decluttering
Decluttering can be super fun and fulfilling. You get to shed away all the unnecessary items that are creating chaos in your life. However, if you start feeling like you constantly need to declutter even after you’ve purged your whole home, then this starts being a problem. Always finding things to discard or donate isn’t good for you. There is a limit to decluttering that you can easily go overboard with. That’s why today we will share with you some tell-tale signs it may be time to put the donate box away and start focusing your energy on something different.
Always finding things to discard or donate isn’t good for you
You have reached all your decluttering goals
There is always a way to take your decluttering to a new level. However, you should always stick to a plan in order to avoid going too far. Look back at what your original goals were before you started decluttering. Maybe you wanted to make more space or simplify your life or reduce the visual clutter. There are plenty of reasons to start decluttering. However, if you have reached these goals, then it is time to stop. There is no need to continue once you have achieved what you set out to do.
There is always a way to take your decluttering to a new level
People around you are agitated
When you are decluttering, it’s important to take your family’s feelings into consideration. It’s one thing to clear out your own things but taking away things from others just because you deem them junk and need to declutter is not the way to go. Decluttering should be fun and freeing. While you may feel like it is for you, it may not feel like this for those around you. If you have started noticing tension around your home because of your decluttering, then it’s a good time to stop and reevaluate if you need to continue.
Decluttering should be fun and freeing but not aggravating
You feel frustrated when there is nothing to declutter
If you spent the last months deep in decluttering, you’ve probably gotten rid of everything that needed to be removed. Not only that but you’ve probably gotten rid of things that didn’t even need to be removed. Yet, why do you wake up with the need to declutter even more? It’s not normal to get annoyed that there is nothing left to declutter. You need to take some time to celebrate your accomplishments. Look how far you have come since you first started decluttering. It’s time to enjoy your space and the work you put into it, not obsess and stress.
It’s not normal to get annoyed that there is nothing left to declutter
Replacing items you decluttered
This is a huge sign that you have gone overboard with your decluttering. If you start to replace items you decluttered then you shouldn’t have gotten rid of them in the first place. While some people truly prefer to live a minimalist lifestyle, others do not. Decluttering takes time and you need to be in tune with your needs during the process. No need to get rid of all your t-shirts just because you can live with a few. Decluttering isn’t about tossing everything out – it is about getting rid of things you don’t need.
Decluttering takes time and you need to be in tune with your needs during the process
It’s starting to feel like an addiction
Decluttering can really change your life. However, it might not always be for the better. There are plenty of benefits to clearing out some clutter, but you can easily go overboard. Decluttering can start to be addictive. After you’ve successfully decluttered and organized every space in your home, you may start to feel an emptiness take over. Then you start to crave the process and search out to declutter more things. If you can’t go a day without thinking about decluttering, then this has turned into a problem. It’s time to take a step back, rethink why you started in the first place and start focusing all that energy into something else.
Decluttering can really change your life for better or for worse
These are some clear signs you should stop decluttering around the house. We hope you found this article useful. Now you know that it’s time to stop and take a break. Sometimes a little clutter isn’t the end of the world.
These are some clear signs you should stop decluttering around the house