Dr Oz: De-Clutter 40 Items In 40 Days
Dr Oz announced a plan to help his viewers throw out 40 things in 40 days, to help eliminate clutter and make more room for what’s truly important in life. Jeffrey Phillip is an organizing and design expert and Tia Brown is a life coach, and both can help you declutter. Jeffrey explained that clutter goes pretty deep psychologically, but on the surface you’re talking about feelings of happiness, success, and quality, because we’re constantly hit with marketing schemes that tell us if we buy more things we will have a better life and have a better lifestyle. Because of all the buying we’re doing, we’re not using what we already have. Too much accumulation and not even throwing out means an excess of unnecessary items.
The challenge is 40 days in particular because a month is always benchmarked, but 40 days takes you a little beyond that benchmark in order to push the positive movement forward. Hopefully, it encourages you to push the movement even further.
Dr Oz: What Does Clutter Mean? How Does Clutter Affect You?
Tia Brown explained that clutter can be a sign that you’re stuck. It can also be a sign of attachment and an inability to move forward and be happy. Being stuck means you’re anxious and stressed. If you want to make a change for the better, you have to be willing to let some things go.
Dr Oz wanted everyone to look at the physical things in their lives a little differently. Expensive purchases like designer items, shoes and bags could be a personal sign of success, while material things like makeup or electronics may be things we’ve bought to achieve happiness. Personal possessions give us security, but all of those put together create clutter, which causes stress and possibly even over-eating and anxiety. De-cluttering can help give you mental clarity, more energy, and control.
Dr Oz Types Of Clutter: Emotional, Guilty, Indecisive, Over-Shopping
The type of clutter you’ve collected usually falls into one of four categories: emotional clutter, guilty clutter, indecisive clutter, and over-shopping clutter. Emotional clutter is things that have sentimental value, while guilty clutter is things you feel bad giving away, such as gifts. Indecisive clutter is all the things you simply don’t know what to do with or feel like you can’t get rid of. Over-shopping clutter is the items that result from shopping constantly and buying things that aren’t needed.
Dr Oz: 40 Days To Get Rid Of Clutter + Declutter Kitchen
Jeffrey recommended you start decluttering your home in the kitchen because it is the “hub” of the house. If you have clutter in your kitchen, it could likely be because of stress. Research has shown that women will actually eat more if their kitchen is cluttered, potentially twice as many calories no matter your gender!
To de-clutter, begin at the counter top. Put away empty dishes and hide cooking tools while tossing duplicate items. Don’t be afraid to put away anything you may not use regularly or often. In terms of your fridge, if it’s cluttered, there’s a good chance that it’s not because of healthy food. Cleaning out your fridge is a great way to clear your mind while making healthier choices. First, take everything out and check the expiration dates. If there are items in your fridge you know you’re not going to eat, just get rid of them! Then, use square or rectangular containers to store things in your fridge because they fit well together and appear much more organized.