Why do we let it take up so much of our money, thoughts, and space?
Maybe your closet is stuffed with clothes that make you feel boring or that scratch and itch.
Perhaps your pantry is full of food items that need to be consolidated, consumed, or thrown out.
Or maybe the cupboard below your bathroom sink is a black hole for half-empty lotion bottles.
It’s time for a purge!
Want to join me? I’m on a mission to simplify my home.
You see, I’m tired of hanging onto things for all of the old reasons: “I had it when I was little,” “It still fits me,” “I think I might start using it…”
Nope. Not listening anymore. Stuff, I’m over you.
Turns out, this whole “simplifying” thing is pretty fun! I’ve simplified on a micro-scale before, going through a box here and there, paring down bit by bit. But this time around it’s a complete overhaul. I’m going through as many areas of my home as I can think of, looking at everything with a critical eye. Some of these areas are physical, like a closet or room, others are immaterial but still tend to collect clutter, like an email inbox or the To Do list.
If you want to join me, I’ll be talking here about a different area each Monday. Here are some zones we’re going to cover:
- Makeup drawer
- Makeup routine
- 5 things to simplify in 20 minutes or less
- Linen closet
- Email inbox
- Hall closet
- Jewelry box
- Meal plan
- Cleaning routine
- and more!
To get excited about the project, I’ve come up with a little list of 10 reasons to start simplifying your stuff:
1. Simplifying your stuff is energizing–once you start, you’ll want to keep going.
2. Getting rid of stuff you don’t need or care about will help you have a more beautiful, peaceful home.
3. Purging loosens your grip on material possessions.
4. When you purge, material possessions lose their grip on you.
5. A simple home is prepared for the future–an easier move, a better remodel.
6. If you’re accustomed to simplicity, you can travel light.
7. With less things clamouring for attention, you enjoy the things you do keep more.
8. Less clutter means less to clean and organize.
9. Items you don’t need may be items you can sell.
10. Simplifying your life will help you define your style.
What would you add to this list? If you HAD to pick just one area of your stuff to simplify, what would it be?