I have had 3 experiences in the last month that made me decide to reduce the amount of junk in my home. I learned about Hygge, watched a documentary on minimalism, and read about capsule wardrobes. After these three things I realized, I sell quality over quantity but haven’t truly been living this way. Like most of us, I love the idea of a new outfit, keep losing and re-buying pens, and hold on to items thinking someday I might need them. You don’t need to get rid of everything, but maybe it’s time to reduce the clutter. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier..
- Take it room by room- Finish one space before moving on to the next. If you try to do everything at once you are more likely to get overwhelmed and not finish.
- Choose an easy space to start with- Maybe the junk drawer? Once it’s done you will feel accomplished and want to continue!
- Make three piles- Keep, donate, and revisit.
- If you don’t love it, need it, and haven’t used it for a year, GET RID OF IT!
For the Closet:
While going through my closet I realized I keep buying things I don’t love because they are convenient. It’s not worth it! Save your money for the things you really need or love.
Take project 333 into consideration: Give yourself 33 items of clothing and accessories to wear for 3 months. This is essentially a capsule closet. The goal is to keep your items basic in color and style so that you can make multiple outfits with limited clothing. It’s great for those who don’t have a ton of space or are in the middle of moving!
It can be tough to reduce the junk in our lives. We have trained ourselves to obsess over the things we have instead of focusing on what we love. We move, grow, and change lifestyles but keep reminders we should have left behind just in case. Take a breath and let go! You’ll feel better;)