Guest Blog Post: How to Declutter Your “Blank”

Decluttering just got easier thanks to Jennifer Lee and her
brilliant brainchild, ClosetDash. ClosetDash makes it fun and easy to list your
items, showcase them and get offers online.

It’s simple: create a closet, fill it with photos, and start
trading. The social network and invitation-only aspect of the site make it a
unique online experience and keeps the quality high. For items you can’t sell,
ClosetDash features a donation section where users can donate their items to
one of ClosetDash’s non-profit partners.
I met Jennifer during my small business networking
adventures and was immediately impressed with her vision and passion to help
people across the country simplify their lives through decluttering. Needless
to say, we have a lot in common.
Don’t miss her tips in this week’s guest blog post.
How to Declutter Your “Blank”
By Jennifer Lee
Thinking about decluttering your closet, your home, your
commitments? You’re not alone. The decluttering movement is rapidly gaining
momentum as hoards of shoppers turn their noses up at traditional consumerism
and embrace a more minimalist and simple way of living. To join in the new
movement, repeat, “Less is More” after me and follow these five steps.
Step 1: Pull everything out, clear everything off and place
it in a pile.
In the case of decluttering your commitments, make a list.  If you’re tackling a large project, you
may need to divide the project into sections.  For example, if you’re trying to declutter your whole home,
go room by room.
Step 2: Start sorting into piles: Definitely Keep,
Definitely Get Rid Of, and Unsure.
Try to keep the Unsure pile as small as
possible.  With your commitments,
go through each one by one and determine how much joy each adds to your life
and whether it’s worth the time you commit to it.  Keep those that add a lot of value to your life and get rid
of the others, freeing up more time to spend on those activities you really do
value.
Step 3: Thoroughly clean the space and put away the
Definitely Keep items.
You can arrange them in organized piles or clearly
labeled bins.  Box up the
Definitely Get Rid Of items and consider which items to sell, swap or
donate.  ClosetDash is a one stop
website for all the items you decide to get rid of. 
On the site, you’re able to list items to sell or swap as
well as arrange a donation with our premium donation partners.
Step 4: Scrutinize the Unsure pile. For those items that you
really can’t make a decision about, pack them in to a box and keep them out of
sight for six months.  If after six
months, you haven’t longed to pull them out of the box, get rid of them.
Step 5: Keep the newly decluttered space as neat as
possible.
To do so, repeat these steps twice a year.  Continue to follow these steps to declutter other areas of
your life and before you know it, you’ll feel free of unwanted items and
commitments.
Jennifer Lee, founder of ClosetDash, escaped from the world
of Wall Street by digging a hole under her desk during her very short water
breaks into the A/C vents. After miles of dark tunnels and dust bunnies, and
Bailey her Pomeranian as her guide, she emerged in Brooklyn and began on her
quest to help people clear their closets of stuff! She calls both California
and New York her home and enjoys cooking large Korean meals for her friends.
Check out ClosetDash on Facebook and Twitter.