Decluttering my home
As I sit here drinking my peppermint tea, I reflect on how productive my weekend has been. I have spent the weekend working on decluttering my home (there will be many more to come), which I think is very important. When I am unorganized, I am irritable, and cannot function. I have spent the majority of my time working on different projects around the house. I started in my daughter’s room, since she is away in college I felt this was the best time to organize, get rid of and go through her trophies while I cleaned and changed the room up. I got as far as I could on that project, because I need to order furniture and decor, paint, and do some DIY’s in order to finish. I also worked on two of my kitchen cabinets that were disasters and needs some organization. My tea cabinet was out of control and so disrespectful, but looks a hundred percent better now. I will continue through the month of October and November if I need to, to declutter my home one or two projects at a time. I have a few tips that may help you out when decluttering your home.
- Do I use it? If it has not been used in 6 months to a year get rid of it. (Unless it is clothing and shoes that do not fit the season.
- Do I need it? Will life stop if you do not have it; there is a difference between needing and wanting something. I am the first to say that I have a lot of items, which I don’t need, but want. For the most part I use a lot of it, but have been getting rid of a lot of it as well.
- Will it make me money or help someone in need? Is it something that you can either sale or donate to help someone less fortunate. I have been to the thrift store 10 times with in the last three months donating. There are people who are less fortunate than I am and if I can help them out I am happy to do so. (You can also write it off on your taxes). Other stuff will be uploaded to my Depop for sale.
I hope this helps you to get started on decluttering your life today
Signed: Clearing my home, mind, and life.