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I often say that we can talk ourselves into keeping almost anything. 

Here are some (hopefully) helpful questions to ask yourself, just in case you have time to declutter this week:

  • Is this something I currently use?
  • Would I buy this again? (MY FAVORITE QUESTION OF ALL)
  • Do I absolutely love it?
  • Is this worthy of the space it will occupy?
  • Will I be able to find it if I need it?
  • Could I get another one if I needed it?
  • Does this help me to reach my goal of reducing the volume?

Happy Decluttering! And challenge yourself to stay away from the "After Christmas" Sales

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Cindy Bernstein All good questions. Do I use it? Would I buy it again?

Dec 24, 2019 07:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Cindy- love the questions to ask especially "Would i buy it again?"

Dec 24, 2019 07:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

                                         Thank you, Cindy. 

Dec 28, 2019 06:17 PM
Cindy Bernstein

Thank YOU Kathy Streib !!

Dec 29, 2019 01:26 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Cindy. Excellent question. I would have to say often the answer is no but shelving does help.

Dec 29, 2019 05:54 AM
Cindy Bernstein

Thanks, Sheila Anderson - shelving helps as long as it's strong enough to handle your stuff....always good to have the most important/most frequently used items in the easiest to reach places on the shelves.

Dec 29, 2019 01:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great questions, Cindy. Those are the ones I ask myself everytime I clean a closet or a cabinet. Decluttering my office for the new year is my primary task for today and tomorrow.

Dec 29, 2019 06:45 AM
Cindy Bernstein

How did you do today, Nina Hollander ? Hope you made a serious denter in your clutter!

Dec 29, 2019 01:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cindy - asking the tough questions is important.  When it comes to "stuff" and in real life.  

Dec 29, 2019 06:59 AM
Cindy Bernstein

Amen to that, Michael Jacobs !

Dec 29, 2019 01:28 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We got rid of a lot of stuff when we moved out of our last home. Our stuff was in storage for 4 months and we just had it delivered this week. We realized we still have a lot of decluttering to do. We don't need all the stuff we have.

Dec 29, 2019 07:07 AM
Cindy Bernstein

Oh my, Kat Palmiotti - if it was just delivered this week, then you've got lots of decisions to make. Hope you can part with the things that are no longer useful....GOOD LUCK!

Dec 29, 2019 01:30 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

I have a closet calling my name. It is home to many things, and  I suspect much of it will be tossed. Can't wait to free up the space. It's cathertic and energizing. Make room for the new - or better yet, leave space to breathe. 

Dec 29, 2019 07:27 AM
Cindy Bernstein

Happy Tossing, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !

Dec 29, 2019 01:30 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

My favorite question is, "Is this worthy of the space it will occupy?" That's the real test in my house especially when square footage is at a premium.

Dec 29, 2019 07:49 AM
Cindy Bernstein

Oh yes, Jill Sackler - when space is limited, every single item has to pass the 'is it useful' test! 

Dec 29, 2019 01:31 PM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Great list Cindy! I am trying hard to become a minimalist, and this list will be very helpful 

Dec 29, 2019 09:27 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Cindy, I reposted this in hopes that more people will see it. I have been trying so hard become a minimalist, and this is without question the most to the point straight forward thing I have seen. Thank you SOOOO MUCH,

Dec 29, 2019 09:50 AM
Cindy Bernstein

I appreciate your response @TomBailey! Becoming a minimalist is a process and if these questions spoke to you, that is a very good sign!! Best of luck!

Dec 29, 2019 01:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Cindy:

These are great questions to ask ourselves...and be honest with our answers!


Dec 29, 2019 04:14 PM
Cindy Bernstein

You nailed it, Jeff - being honest with ourselves is the most challenging part!

Jan 02, 2020 06:13 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

This is awesome! Yes, ask those questions and let go of stuff that is cluttering your space. It will make you feel so much better!

Jan 01, 2020 09:04 AM