4 techniques to declutter your space

get organised with this systemEach new season brings on a new decluttering technique.  Each one has a new perspective on how to get rid of your stuff. Today I look at 4 popular techniques.

Space and Time Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M

Of course I can’t start this blog without plugging my own technique (*cheeky smirk*). I developed the S.Y.S.T.E.M in 2017 to give my clients some easy steps to follow when the clutter gets too much. There are 6 steps in the S.Y.S.T.E.M starting with looking at where does all the stuff come from and why do we have so much of it? Download the summary pdf here. Or come along to one of my workshops where I demonstrate the technique – see details here.

Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method

Japanese Organising Consultant Marie Kondo has been encouraging us to get rid of everything that does not spark joy for years now. It is a very rigid method that outlines the order in which you declutter.  This technique is not for the faint hearted, but I have heard of many people having great success following her book. Here’s a blog I wrote last year about her Konmari method.

Swedish Death Cleaning

Based on the book “The Gentle Art of Sweedish Death Cleaning by  Margareta Magnusson, this technique aimed at the over 50s encourages people to declutter so they do not burden their families when they leave this earth. My Grandma Mitchell did a similar thing as she reached her older years. She stuck names on the back of things to let us know who the item would go to when she was no longer here. Here’s an article from nine.com.au with an overview of the technique.

declutter toys365 Less Things

365 Less Things is run by Colleen who is based in Newcastle, Australia. The project began one January. On her webstie Colleen says ” … it occurred to me on about the 3rd January that I could turn a project I had already begun, which was to get rid of some unultilised items in my house, into a 365 day resolution to declutter every wardrobe, bench, shelf, under bed, pantry and garage space.” Find out more about Colleen’s journey and how you can follow along here.

I’d love to hear from you in the below comments if you have tried any of the above techniques. Or do you have your own technique you could share with us?