Managing Fatigue with Decluttering: The 6 P’s Approach

Are you facing significant health challenges such as cancer treatment, ongoing disabilities, or conditions like lymphedema? At Space and Time, we understand the importance of managing fatigue in such situations. In this blog we’ve tweaked the Occupational Therapy 6 P’s to Managing Fatigue to create Managing Fatigue with Decluttering: The 6 P’s Approach.


Start by focusing on what matters most. Declutter your space by importance, beginning with areas that will have the most significant impact on your daily life. Prioritising helps streamline the process and conserves valuable energy.


Allocate specific times for decluttering tasks, breaking them down into manageable chunks. Planning ahead prevents overwhelm and ensures that you tackle tasks effectively without exhausting yourself.


Keep frequently used items within easy reach to minimise effort and reduce fatigue. Strategic positioning of objects in your home can greatly ease your daily routines, making them more manageable and less tiring.

Pace Yourself

Remember, it’s not a race. Listen to your body and take breaks as needed. Decluttering is more effective and less exhausting when done at a comfortable pace that respects your physical limitations.

Positive Attitude

Maintain a positive outlook throughout the decluttering process. Each small step you take contributes to significant improvements in how you feel about your space and your ability to manage fatigue effectively.

Pursed Lip Breathing

Don’t forget to breathe! Incorporate the pursed lip breathing technique into your routine to manage breathlessness during physical tasks and promote relaxation. This simple yet powerful technique can make a world of difference in managing fatigue.

Still too hard?

Space and Time is here to help you create a more organised, less fatiguing living environment tailored to your unique needs.

Let’s make your space work for you. Together, we can manage fatigue and reclaim your energy for the things that matter most. Contact us today to get started.