#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:
#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.
#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.
#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:
#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?
#6 The BEST QUESTIONS for DECLUTTERING
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.