Happy New Year! What’s on your Spring Bucket List? My main goal is to declutter, and I’ve been on that journey for a few months now. It all started when I joined a Facebook group about living a minimalist lifestyle and realizing that “stuff” isn’t the answer. I started by getting rid of toys and clothes and stuff like that and now I’m on a roll.
It is so much easier to clean up the family room when my son is done playing with less toys out. Plus, he plays more with the toys that are there, now, because the amount of toys isn’t overwhelming. Then, my closet, I went through all of my clothes and got rid of a ton that I have never worn or will never wear. It is so freeing!
Now, its time to spring clean and that is easier when the clutter is gone! This year, we are going to be remodeling our kitchen too, so we went through all of the drawers and cabinets and they are so much cleaner, organized and less packed. I can actually see what spices we have and open the drawers! It is so nice and I greatly encourage it to make your life simpler.
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The list above helped me get rid of things and organize my kitchen to make it more functional and usable. You can choose a task or two each day and do them, and it will be much easier to clean and take care of throughout the year. Looking for more spring cleaning checklists? Check out these tips and checklist.
Think about it? What stuff do you truly use? How many of an item do you truly need? When I sat down and thought about this, I realized that “stuff” was actually making my life stressed. My husband and I work full time and our son has a pediatric feeding disorder meaning that he gets hours and hours of therapy each day. Stress is a part of our life and stuff was intensifying it.
I started with my son’s toys and then my closet and it has made a world of a difference. My husband has always been more organized than me, but lately we’ve been doing it together. In fact, we just decluttered our kitchen and it is SO much nicer! We know where things are, we are saving money on things that we need to cook (spices are no longer duplicated, etc.) Plus, when we go to remodel the kitchen, it will be easier to clean out the cabinets.
Start small, pick an area with stuff that you don’t think you’ll have issues getting rid of. Decluttering can be stressful yet freeing, so don’t overdo it. Remind yourself that “stuff” isn’t the answer and to rid of stuff that you don’t have an assigned space for and stuff that offers you only the chance that you will use it.