This month, I’m participating in the Write 31 Days challenge. For this challenge, you blog about the same topic for every day of October. I chose the topic of simple and I’m working towards simplifying many different things in my life. Today, I’m bringing you a few questions that I use when I’m trying to declutter my house. I’m keeping things simple even on the blog, so this post is short and sweet. Grab a few moments, read the questions, and then go out and use the questions to declutter a neglected space!

I love to declutter. I love the feeling of knowing that I have less and that I’ve gotten rid of the things that no longer serve me. I tend to keep a few items to sell, but most of my clutter gets donated and I take joy in knowing that it’s moved on to help someone else out.

When I’m going through a box or a room, I tend to use a few different questions to determine if I should keep something. There are those items that fall into the “no questions needed” category, but many fall into the realm of “do I really need this?” Sometimes the answer is yes, while other times, the answer is no. Below you’ll find the questions I use to guide my decisions when I’m decluttering.

1. Do you still use this item?

2. When was the last time you used it?

3. Do you have the space for this item?

4. Do you have another item that will do the same thing?

5. Would you miss this item?

There  you go! Five easy questions that can help you during the decision making process. Do you have any that you’d add to the list? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!