Some seniors say they start to feel overwhelmed with getting ready to downsize. Have you ever walked into a room in your home only to walk back out and close the door behind you to try and forget what you just saw? Avoiding the clutter won’t make it go away. Sometimes, just the thought of having to declutter becomes a mental block. Next time you feel that mental block creeping back in stop and focus on the outcome of the decluttering session.

Another bump in the road you may have to overcome is losing steam. Don’t worry, losing steam is common on decluttering projects. The way to overcome this common feeling is to set a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and tackle any large projects over smaller time spurts. Reward yourself after each session. You can go sit outdoors in the sun and listen to the birds or maybe read a few pages of your favourite book. The trick is always getting back to business and finishing what you started.
The reward of finishing a decluttering project is that you feel a weight has been lifted off your shoulders once the project is completed! The key to making decluttering painless is to never let it bring you down emotionally and always ask for help whenever possible. Think about this as just another project you get to tick off your list.