How to Cut Clutter at Its Core and Live a Mess-Free Life

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Clutter represents the stuff that you’ve collected over the years and it can be a real burden. Each new thing you bring into your home increases the amount of clutter you have to deal with. Some people can tolerate it while others make sure to never have to deal with big amounts of clutter by cutting the problem at the very beginning – buying less stuff.

We live in an age when everything you could possibly want is one click away from you. It’s very easy to invest your time and money in things that objectively don’t matter, or to justify buying insane amounts of things that you do need, but don’t need several of them at the same time. To reduce clutter in your home and life, it’s crucial to stop bringing new things home and there are several ways you can do that. For example:

  • Cancel the subscriptions to the magazines you can read online.
  • Unsubscribe from newsletters.
  • Apply for receiving your bills and bank statements through email instead of through paper mail.
  • Make a budget for shopping and stick to it.
  • Whenever you buy something, you must throw something out.
  • Ask your friends and family not to give you any physical gifts for birthdays or holidays.
  • Say no to free promotional stuff you don’t really need.