A SPRING DECLUTTER
After the cold winter months, there’s nothing quite like a spring clean and declutter to blow away the cobwebs. It seems to be easier to let things go when there are sun-filled days and lighter evenings to look forward to.
Regardless of how much life laundry you have, it’s useful to have a declutter every year or season. Keeping on top of things and removing the unused and unloved stuff can make life so much easier. And by doing this we can create a little space and time for the things that bring us the greatest joy.
KNOW YOUR WHY
When facing any sort of declutter it’s wise to think about what you hope to achieve. It’s hard to let stuff go, but having an end goal can ease the process. Perhaps you want a lower maintenance home, to create more space or simply remove the things that no longer serve you. Whatever your goal, by taking a few moments to think about your motivation you will undoubtedly make the process a little easier. Here are a few questions and resources to consider.
~ Why do you want to declutter your home?
~ What benefits do you hope the declutter will bring?
~ Talk to others. There are many online groups you can dip into for support, particularly on Facebook.
~ Read decluttering books and blogs or listen to podcasts. They’re inspiring, trust me!
~ Find an inspirational quote or image to give you a visual reference point. This could be a picture of a calm interior or something you plan to do with the extra time a clutter-free home will unlock.
MAKE IT SIMPLE
From my experience, it’s valuable to plan. When I decluttered my home, I was overwhelmed by the process, but my dream of a calmer life kept me on track. It helped me when faced with boxes and boxes of stuff because my wish for space and freedom was stronger than my desire to hold on to the past.
Further reading on Candy Pop:
~ My decluttering tips
~ How to simplify your wardrobe in four easy steps
~ How to declutter your kitchen in five easy steps
~ Five easy decluttering tips for your living room
~ How Marie Kondo helped me let go of my past
~ What are minimalism and simple living?
If you’re about to embark on a spring clean and declutter I wish you the very best of luck. I’ve recently taken a few bags to charity and I feel so much lighter. It’s always good to make time to evaluate what you have. If I’d done this a little more often I wouldn’t have been faced with such an overwhelming hoard. But I got there in the end!