Getting rid of the kids is one option for homeschool decluttering. (okay, okay). Today, I’m sharing homeschool organization – why you’re still drowning in clutter because understanding why we save things helps us to part with them.
The Big Four Barriers to Homeschool Decluttering
Telling you that I have a regular routine to declutter and why you should too won’t have one ounce of meaning or motivation to you unless you understand why we all keep clutter.
On top of that, homeschooling just adds another layer of stuff to what we already have in our home.
Before we can address workable solutions, we need to conquer our fears, which are the barriers to homeschool decluttering.
Look at these four reasons why you can’t let go of clutter.
ONE// The one day thinking.
It for sure is the most crippling mindset, which is one day I will need it.
TWO// It may be worth something one day.
This is especially hard for us as homeschoolers because a lot of us by nature are frugal or thrifty, but can that be misguided thriftiness?
THREE// My ________ (insert family relative here) saved it for me all these years or gave it to me.
My mom and I are real close, but unlike me she saves everything. She had things from my high school and elementary years which were sentimental to us both.
However, she didn’t just have a few things, but tubs and tubs of them. I have no room to store them, but I am thankful for technology today because I am able to capture numerous photos of them.
FOUR// It’s worth too much to just throw away.
The somebody, somewhere in the world will be able to use it that can’t afford nice things is another mindset setback for decluttering.
You and I both know as teachers that before we can correct negative behavior with children or find a solution to their problem we have to understand and identify the behavior first. Decluttering our homeschool is similar.
Confession time. Which one are you or do you want to silently stalk here? That is okay too because I will be addressing each of these barriers in upcoming articles with solutions and tips.
You won’t have to wait too long for some help, look at these articles right now.
5 Homeschool Things to Toss By the End of Summer, Top 10 Tips for Maximizing Space in (Really) Tiny Homeschool Spaces and How a 31 Day Menu Plan Makes You a Healthier, Better & Smarter Homeschool Mom + Free Editable Planner.
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