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!
Here’s how this is going to work. I put together a calendar of how I’m going to be decluttering my house (and showing you what I do along the way!)
I’ll be walking you through with short videos on how our spaces look (WARNING: it’s not pretty! But it IS simplified!). I’ll keep adding these videos to this post as I make & post them this month!
You guys have made it abundantly clear on Instagram that you are so glad I’m not participating in any group giveaways to get more followers or doing spammy things to grow my audience. I am too! BUT this is my business and I pour so much time into providing free content – if you are participating in this challenge – could you please share? I hate asking for that BUT I need to ask more often if I’m going to keep staying away from those other tactics of growing my Instagram. THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance!!
First up: simplifying the bathrooms
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.
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!