When I’m coaching clients through the process of decluttering and letting go, I use these questions initially:
- “Do you NEED it?”
- “Do you USE it?”
- “Do you LOVE it?”
These questions help people decide if they really are going to keep the item.
Sometimes, though, you can have such a high volume of “stuff” that an item can fit that category but still need to go. It might be used, it might be needed, it might even be loved, but it can still need to go in order for you to achieve your goals.
It’s a very hard concept for people to get their head around, but if you want your house to have less clutter, it’s just going to have to happen.