A few years ago there was a trend that was sweeping the nation. The 5-second rule made popular by Mel Robbins. What the 5-second rule does is stop your brain from thinking. Well, it stops it from over-thining. People have changed their lives, habits and made the world around them a better place because of the 5-second rule. Well, funny thing, this 5-second rule can also come in handy when you’re in serious need of wardrobe decluttering motivation! In fact, it might be the absolute best way to declutter your closet once and for all. Let me break it down for you.
Three years ago we downsized our house from 3,400 square feet to 1,300 finished square feet. Doing this forced us to clear out over half of our belongings and get intentional about what we wanted to keep in our lives. If you are ready to get rid of half your stuff and take your life back, I’m here to help you out!
Keep in mind, we downsized with kids! That means half the toys, half the clothes…everything. I promise, it’s possible as long as you know where to start.
I don’t have any statistical proof to back me up, but I think it’s fair to say that a high percentage of households have some form on clutter on tables and kitchen counters. This clutter goes double for households with children. I personally respond to kitchen clutter with eye twitching and tons of passive aggressive comments. While these are thoroughly effective methods, there are some better ways to tackle the chaos. How do you keep these high-traffic areas clean and clutter free? Keep reading to get my 7 practical ways for busy families to keep clutter off tables and kitchen counters.
I did a KonMari closet makeover to my wardrobe years ago (check it out.) When I first learned about Marie Kondo and her genius organization skills, I was reading her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Honestly, I only read the first chapter. I found myself so inspired, that I just had to start decluttering and cleaning right away. I didn’t even finish the book! Now that the KonMari Netflix special is on Netflix, I see just how much I missed out on by not following through. Needless to say, I decided it was time to give this whole KonMari method another try and Tom decided to join in! Check out our full his and her’s KonMari closet makeover and all the before and after pictures!
One of the biggest setbacks 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.
You are currently talking to (or reading from) a former hot mess. My brain was a giant house of scattered thoughts and wishful thinking. That’s why I got my start in photography. All you need is a “good eye” to work in photography and the ability to pencil name’s in to a calendar. I used to not have much faith in myself when it came to organization. Keeping myself and my family organized was something I categorized as a weakness. Then life forced me to get organized with a work-from-home blog and 2 kids to homeschool. Now I’m hear to pass on my wisdom about how to get organized when you’re a hot mess.