Minimalist Checklist: Questions To Ask Yourself When Decluttering

questions for decluttering

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It’s a printable today. If you want a handy minimalist checklist available while you are decluttering and downsizing, here you go!

Should you downsize?

  • Do you feel crowded in your home?
  • Do you feel suffocated?
  • Do you find yourself wishing you had less?
  • Do you feel held back by your stuff?
  • Do you constantly complain about lack of space?
  • Do you find yourself considering a larger home to house your stuff?
  • Does that thought bring you anxiety?

    questions for decluttering

    Not sure where to start? Ask yourself these questions to help make decisions on what to keep and what to discard.

Should you keep XYZ?

  • Is it useful?
  • Have you used it recently?
    • In the past year?
    • In the past month?
    • In the past week?
    • Is it in storage?
  • Does it bring you joy?
    • Are you fond of it?
    • Is it in good shape?
    • Is it worth the maintenance?
  • Are you holding onto it…
    • Just in case?
    • For sentimental reasons?
  • Was it a splurge purchase?
    • Was it money well spent?
  • Was it a gift?
    • Did you want it?
    • Do you use it?
  • Are you holding onto it…
    • For someone else?
    • Out of guilt?
    • For the possibilities?
  • Can you see yourself surviving just fine without it?
  • Is it holding you back from something?
  • Do you find yourself suffocating with it around?
  • Do you constantly move it out of the way, but never use it?
  • Is it just for decoration?
  • Do you mind cleaning it?

The list goes on! What questions would you add to the checklist? Let us know on Facebook!



For tips on how to begin your decluttering journey, you can Start Here, or snag a copy of the 30 Day Challenge (our Minimalism and Decluttering eBook).

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