6 Top Videos that Will Help You Overcome Clutter

#1 If you’re overwhelmed with your home, do this.

Sometimes we can have so much stuff and so many things we need to accomplish that we feel frozen and unable to take the action needed to help us get out of the state of overwhelm.

Remember that none of us can do things PERFECTLY. Whatever we can get done, helps us! Progress over perfection, done is better than perfect.

If you’re feeling stuck here are some simple actionable steps for you:

If you’re overwhelmed with your home, do this.

#2 Fantasy-Self items I had to DECLUTTER to get freedom

I had to learn what things I really needed to hold on to, and which things I liked the idea of, but would never actually use.

I’m a passionate person, I can get into crafts, projects, and pretty much anything fairly easily!

Learning to be honest with me was difficult, but not impossible.

The more I got rid of, the easier it became to think through and make decisions on what I allowed to take up space in my home and life.

Fantasy-Self items I had to DECLUTTER to get freedom

#3 10 Ways To Simplify Your Kitchen That Make a Big Difference

Getting our kitchen streamlined is the best gift we can give to ourselves. Even if we don’t do a lot of cooking – there is still quite a bit of time spent in the kitchen.

And making it easy to use and easy to keep tidy is a serious gift that our future selves will thank us for.

10 Ways To Simplify Your Kitchen That Make a Big Difference

#4 The EASIEST Paper Filing System EVER

I am not naturally neat and tidy.

So I have to make systems for myself that I will follow through with.

Paper is one of the areas I struggled with most – but I found ways to store it that I actually follow through with!!

And I keep as little as possible:

The EASIEST Paper Filing System EVER

#5 How to Get Rid of Things without Feeling Guilty

So often we keep things because of guilt or shame.

People give us things all the time: gifts, mementos, things that “need to stay in the family” but they’re just gathering dust in the attic, and we’re ready to let them go.

But what about those feelings that come up when we think about decluttering?

How to Get Rid of Things without Feeling Guilty


Asking the right questions is important when decluttering.

When you ask effective questions, you can get rid of the amount of stuff in order to actually make a difference in your home. To make your home lighter, freer, and easier to maintain.

It took a horrible incident for me to finally understand what the right questions were:


Looking for some places to start?

I always recommend starting with habits. This is why I created the Home Reset Checklists: to help cement the most simple and helpful daily habits we can have.

When we get into such a habit of maintaining a clean kitchen, we are motivated to do more, and feel good about how capable we are!

And we learn that anything we do is better than not doing anything.

Habits and decluttering go together, they work as a team to keep the house clean. When we’re in the habit of keeping the dishes done and counters clean, the whole house feels more manageable.

And when there are fewer items in the house, all the daily tasks are easier to accomplish.

About Rachel Jones

Hi there! Iā€™m Rachel Jones, and I founded Nourishing Minimalism in 2012 at the beginning of my minimalist journey after I'd been doing a yearly decluttering challenge for 4 years and started to see a change in my home. If you're looking for encouragement in your journey, please join our FREE Facebook Group: Nourishing Minimalism Facebook Group


  1. Dana Christie on 02/09/2022 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Rachel. I just want you to know that I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am praying that Jesus will wrap his arms around you and your family. Iā€™m praying for Him to grant you strength and calm.

  2. Gigi on 02/10/2022 at 12:47 am

    Hi Rachel, prayers for your Dad for a speedy recovery and strength for all of you to tide this tough time!

  3. Rosemarie on 02/10/2022 at 3:03 am

    Dear Rachel, you are so kind and good in all the sharing and help you offer others, including me. I wish you and your family all the comfort and strength in your coming together to help one another in love.

  4. Nancy Penfield on 02/10/2022 at 9:48 am

    Praying for you and your family.

    Take care,


  5. Linda McQuarrie on 02/10/2022 at 2:21 pm

    Praying that your dad recovers quickly

  6. Laurie on 02/11/2022 at 3:35 pm

    So sorry to hear about your family’s health concerns. Big hugs. Hang in there friend.

  7. Meeghan on 02/12/2022 at 8:43 pm

    May the good Lord give you peace and patience. . .
    Hard times surround us from time to time but the beauty is in those who can embrace us. Thanks for letting your community know. I love your new posts and would of wondered where you went otherwise.
    Many blessings to you Rachel šŸ™šŸ»
    -Meeghan šŸ™‚

  8. Jody Link on 02/20/2022 at 3:59 pm

    Fantasy self items: keeping craft items for crafts I no longer enjoy but think I should keep in case I change my mind. I used to struggle with this but have conquered it over the last 4 years or so!
    Love your blog and FB group…it has changed my life!

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