You guys!!! I did a KonMari (well, kind of) makeover to my wardrobe years ago (check it out) when I first learned about Marie Kondo and her genius organization skills. The truth is, I started reading her book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and after the first chapter I just had to start decluttering and cleaning. I didn’t even finish the book! Now that her Netflix special is up, I see just how much I missed out on by not following through. Now that we’ve been in our smaller house for going on 4 years, I decided it was time to give this whole KonMari method another try and Tom decided to join in! You can keep reading to either watch the YouTube video we did or keep scrolling to check out all the photos and info about our KonMari closet before and after.
You can do a lot with a year. Or you can totally waste it. The choice is up to you. As we enter a new year, however, I have decided to make a list to go with each new day. Try new things. Declutter. Simplify. See what works, and ditch what doesn’t. I hope you can take some inspiration from these 365 ways to live a better life in 365 days ideas. Got any extra ones? Feel free to share in the comments!
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!