If you struggle to get motivated or started with clutter clearing your home I am inviting you to a different approach to decluttering. By focusing on what you love in your home and why, and then intentionally creating the space for those treasured items to shine, decluttering becomes a task that you are motivated to accomplish rather than a daunting task or chore that feels heavy on your shoulders.
Living a clutter-free life does not mean that we have to create a show-room-like home. We don’t have to become a minimalist, and we don’t have to live like a monk without possessions (of course you can go down these routes if that’s what you want).
What I am after for you (and for my clients) is finding the right balance for your life. Not so many things that you feel overwhelmed, weighed down and stuck, and also not so few things that you can’t do what you want and need to do on a day to day basis.
Decluttering doesn’t mean you have to purge items you are not ready to let go of. In fact
I will never tell you to get rid of anything!
What I will do though is share with you the effects of clutter and too much stuff on you and your loved ones.
Decluttering is getting clear on what you love in your home and why, and then intentionally creating the space for it so those treasured items can shine.
Instead of focusing on what you need to let go, why not ask first ‘What do I love, what do I want to keep?’ Here are the steps to this different approach to decluttering:
Step 1: Identify what you want to keep
Take 5-10 minutes (or longer if you feel like it) and take a tour of your home and really notice all the beauty around you.
What do you love about your home? Wander through your house, including your balcony, patio, and garden. Look around and appreciate everything in your home and environment. If it feels right, say quietly to yourself: “I appreciate all this” to reinforce the effect.