One of the biggest set backs of living in clutter is that it can all seem too overwhelming. Most people don’t even know where to start when it comes to decluttering their home and creating a more minimalist space. Instead of just sitting on your living room floor, staring at clutter and crying, why not try some practical tips? I have 10 simple decluttering moves you can do today that take 10 minutes or less. You can do one a day, space them out, or get the whole family on board for one big cleaning session. You choose. But these are ideas you don’t want to miss.
I can’t even tell you how many times I have downsized and decluttered and left money on the table. Often times I am in such a rush to clean house that I have quickly discarded or donated items instead of getting cash for them. All the previous times I had attempted to sell online, I found myself gravely disappointed. If I wasn’t being bombarded with questions, I was getting talked down in price. On top of all that, trying to meet up with people in order to exchange items became too stressful that I gave up all together. Now I know how to clean house and get cash for electronics, DVDs, games, books, Legos and more.
Creating a minimalist home is truly a dream come true for me and my family. We love being surrounded only by things that bring us joy. But, don’t be fooled, the stress-free life with less, didn’t happen overnight.
Many posts will tell you that you can create a minimalist, clutter free home in a weekend. While this is an appealing idea, creating a quality, peaceful space isn’t quite that simple.
My biggest suggestion, especially if you have a lot of clutter to work through, is to take it one room at a time. Trying to run through an entire house in a few short days will probably leave you with a big mess and a defeated attitude. In this post I’m going to walk you through how to start minimalist living by declutter your home one room at a time.
The attachment to our things is real. Sometimes we hold on to stuff because of a memory or a person that we have attached to it. Sometimes there is that nagging feeling that tells us, “You might need that someday!” However, stuff isn’t all minimalism is about. It’s about priorities and choosing what you want to have in your life.
Whatever the reason, it’s natural to want to keep your stuff around. But what happens when you want to keep your stuff but live a simpler, more minimalist lifestyle? Well, let me tell you it’s totally possible. In fact, it might be the best way to start!
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Going through my own minimalism journey I have really noticed just how much of the problem was my mindset. Everything I was doing on the outside was a basic reflection of just how messy I was feeling on the inside. Then I had the epiphany about The Minimalist Diet. Really, so much of what we do or where we struggle with over consumption all stems from our thoughts. So I did my research and I dug into my own struggles to come up with the 3 major thoughts keeping you in the clutter. Becoming minimalist all begins with checking your negative thoughts at the door starting with these three.
There are two huge downsides to being a cook-from-scratch kinda girl. Number one, downsizing is hard because you want to keep everything. Number two, keeping everything makes functioning in your kitchen way more difficult. Well, let me tell you, that minimalist diet is no joke. Once you start downsizing one area of your life, the other areas that used to trouble you tend to follow suit.
You guys have already been introduced to my kitchen pantry in my post Whole 30 No Processed Food Pantry but today I’m going to break it down even more. I’ve got the best kitchen declutter and storage solution ideas for you. They will help keep your kitchen clutter free and easy to work in.
The best way to improve the function of your kitchen and your life is to get intentionally organized. So many people think organization is all about the right containers or storage systems, when in reality the thing that is going to give you the biggest home makeover is to declutter and then organize. So here’s how to get started: