I will take you through one month of decluttering so you can simplify your life and routines. I want to show you how to become a less stressed person when you have less stuff to manage!
What if you could transform your home from:
Cluttered & chaotic
Peaceful & functional?
That would be life-changing, right?
“You don’t need better organizational systems, you simply need less stuff”
Did you know that you can drastically change the way your home feels simply by spending less than 30 minutes a day on decluttering?
If you devote one month to decluttering your home, you WILL transform your home from cluttered and chaotic to peaceful and functional.
If you focus on 30 spaces for MAX 30 minutes a day, you can transform your home from chaotic and cluttered to peaceful and functional.
Do I need to become a minimalist?
NO WAY! You can still have a cozy, lived in home that only houses things that truly serve your family. I promise that doesn’t have to make you a minimalist!
These two books honestly jump started my decluttering journey years ago – they were achievable, relatable, practical, realistic and challenging. Click the pictures of the books to be brought to their pages on Amazon.
How to start simplifying your home TODAY:
- Choose just one space from that checklist above to ruthlessly declutter
- I always advise people to start with some place that doesn’t have a lot of sentimental items, like the bathroom.
- Make 3 piles:
- Take the items in your donate pile, put them in a bag, and put a note in your calendar for sometime you can bring them to the donation center this week.
A note about selling items:
I am a big fan of selling things you own to make some profit to buy things that you might actually need and use. BUT. Sometimes we hold onto things and say we will get rid of them once we sell them, and then they don’t sell. And they stay in our homes as clutter. So if you’re able to actually remove items from your home once they haven’t sold in a certain amount of time (I like the timeline of 2 weeks) then go for it! Otherwise donate them to someone who would really love the blessing.
Did you know that clutter is a huge cause of anxiety in our homes?
As a family, we have multiple members who struggle pretty intensely with anxiety. Routinely decluttering our spaces and simplifying our possessions has truly helped with this.
And now if you’re looking for specific ideas of how I declutter things from my home, click “play” on each of these videos below! I know they’ve been helpful for many and I hope they’re helpful for you too.
Simplifying the bathroom:
The bathroom is the easiest place to start! It’s rare that there’s emotional decisions to be made in the bathroom, and it’s easy to see which things haven’t been used often, or what’s expired.
Here’s what our bathroom systems are looking like:
So here’s the deal. Our bathrooms are not super cute right now. They function well now that we’ve decluttered them!! But sharing these bathrooms on a decorating/DIY blog isn’t really easy to do 😅
Also – they have ZERO character right now. I don’t want to keep them that way! But we have lots of other projects that we want to do before we tackle these bathrooms…so they’ll probably stay this way for a while.
Click here for the FREE printable checklist for decluttering your bathroom – there’s more than what I put in the video! 🙂
Beauty products & makeup:
I used to hoard way more beauty products than I should! I would buy something new when I went to Target, try it out for a little while, and then go back to something else I loved better. That left me with so much waste & extra clutter!
One of the most common objections to throwing things out: “But it’s such a waste!”
Guess what? It’s not a waste when you throw it out – it was a waste when you bought it.
So try to get rid of the guilt that comes with getting rid of things you don’t love or don’t use, and try to be more intentional before you pick up another new product at the store on a whim.
Did you know that makeup expires? And maybe quicker than you think.
I TRY hard to completely finish a product before I buy a replacement. If I love it, I get the same thing. If I didn’t love it, then I look online for reviews of better products first, and then buy it.
We try hard to keep a minimal medicine supply, but also have what we would need on hand if there were a problem. This way we don’t have to worry about running out to the store if someone’s sick and we can just focus on being with them and helping them at home!
Go through your medicine cabinet to see what’s expired and see what you really don’t use anymore. I thought this was a pretty good list of the “essentials” that parents should have in their home (we have maybe 80% of that list)
Simplifying our media:
I originally thought this would be a simple one on the checklist – but then I realized it was actually a much bigger task than I originally thought. I got on my soapbox a little bit and shared my heart on here – and WHY it is so dang important to simplify the technology in your life:
These are the products I mentioned in the video:
Simplifying the kitchen:
This is a BIG one guys…come see everything I have to say in this video!