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The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to start downsizing

There’s a very simple way to declutter a home. It’s so obvious, most people don’t even think of it: Refuse to bring in new stuff.

It’s natural to want new things. It’s easy to be swayed by sales. Costco has so many bargains! And who can say no to a gift?

The problem is that saying “Yes!” to every buying opportunity quickly fills your home with stuff you don’t need and don’t use. (And then have to get rid of.)

REFUSING, like any new behavior, takes practice. And it gets easier the more you do it.

The biggest benefit is that, once you’ve stemmed the flow of new stuff coming in, it’s easier to sort through what’s there.

I keep this 7-R’s of Zero Waste Living graphic inside one of my kitchen cabinets as a reminder. I’ve found, as have many of my clients, that REDUCING the extra stuff we live with feels great.

So instead of buying that new whatever ask yourself if you can REUSE something you already own. If you don’t want or use it, think about REHOMING or RECYCLING it.

When you really get into this, you’ll see how Zero Waste Living leads to what we all want: more time, more space and a lot less stress. And who would refuse to have more of that?

Need help or more good ideas to get control of the clutter in your home? I’m happy to help! Call On The Move at 650-740-4911 to speak with me directly. Or, email me at Maria@OnTheMoveNow.com. There’s no time like the present. And no present like time! So let’s get started now!

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