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The Midlife Magic Of Tidying Up: 5 Steps To Declutter

Cat Coluccio May 2023

Declutter To Reinvent: Cat Coluccio

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at times by the “stuff” in your life? 

Maybe you look around your home and feel like you can’t breathe because there’s so much clutter. Or perhaps you feel like your life is cluttered in other ways – there’s too much to do and too many commitments on both the work front and the home front.

If you’re a woman in your midlife years, you may feel like you’ve reached the point where enough is enough. While working on becoming the person you want to become this season, you are still weighed down by “stuff.” The stuff in your home, the stuff on your devices, the stuff in your planner, and the stuff in your head. The good news is that you don’t have to stay stuck.

“You can achieve that happier, more fulfilled life you desire, and it starts with decluttering.”

Happier, More Fulfilled Life You Desire:

You can achieve that happier, more fulfilled life you desire, and it starts with decluttering. Read on to learn about the “Midlife Magic of Tidying Up” and how it can transform your life for the better

1.Let go of what no longer serves you.

One of the first steps in decluttering is letting go of what no longer serves you. This can include physical items, such as clothes that no longer fit or items that you never use, as well as mental clutter, such as negative self-talk or limiting beliefs – and I’m yet to meet a woman who hasn’t had to battle her negative thinking at some point!

Start by taking an inventory of what you have in your physical, digital, and mental spaces and ruthlessly evaluate if they bring you joy and purpose. Letting go of what no longer serves you feels difficult at times, but it’s necessary to make space for what truly matters in your life.

2. Create a system for keeping clutter at bay.

Once you’ve decluttered, it’s important to create a system for keeping clutter at bay. This can include creating a schedule for regular decluttering, finding a designated spot for everything, and minimizing new items coming into your space. By creating a system, you’ll be better equipped to maintain a clutter-free home and mind.

“You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference.”

3. Focus on experiences rather than things.

Another way to declutter your life is to focus on experiences rather than things. Instead of accumulating more stuff, focus on the experiences and memories you want to create. This is sure to create some great midlife magic. This can include travel, trying new hobbies, spending time with loved ones, or simply taking time for self-care. Let’s face it, by midlife, the last thing you need is another knick-knack to dust! By focusing on experiences rather than things, you’ll create a more fulfilling life with less time wasting clutter.

4. Practice daily gratitude.

Practicing daily gratitude can also help you declutter your mind and focus on what truly matters in your life. Take time each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for, both big and small. This can include health, loved ones, a fulfilling career, or a sunny day. By practicing daily gratitude, you’ll cultivate a positive mindset and let go of negative thoughts that clutter your mind.

5. Give back to others.

Finally, giving back to others can also help you declutter your life and create a more fulfilling one. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. You can volunteer your time and skills, donate items you no longer need, or simply brighten someone’s day with a kind gesture. By giving back to others, you’ll create a positive impact on the world with the added bonus of feeling a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

The midlife magic of tidying up can be a powerful way to declutter your life, creating the space you need to build a happier, more fulfilling one. By letting go of what no longer serves you, creating a system for keeping clutter at bay, focusing on experiences rather than things, practicing daily gratitude, and giving back to others, you’ll be able to create a more joyful and purposeful life. So why wait? Start decluttering today and experience the midlife magic of tidying up for yourself.

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Cat Coluccio

About the Author:

Cat Coluccio is a qualified Educator, Personal Trainer and Life Coach – and a champion of midlife women. She is the host of the Rocking Midlife® Community and Podcast, and the author of a number of books, including 21 Hacks to ROCK your Midlife.  Join my FREE 30 Day Love your Home Decluttering Challenge for 30 days of email prompts to help you fall in love with your home once more!

Cat is passionate about helping midlife women create fulfilling and purposeful lives yet understands how challenging it can feel to consider reinvention when your world is already so incredibly full. Hence she firmly believes that the first step to building the life that you desire in your next season, is to declutter and create space right now – be that physically, mentally or digitally.

Don’t know where to start with your decluttering adventure? Make sure to register for my 30 Day Love your Home Decluttering Challenge! It’s FREE and you can work your way through the daily emailed prompts at your own pace! What have you got to lose other than your clutter? Register now at  www.loveyourhomedeclutteringchallenge.com