Honestly, I’ve had bit of a mental block when it comes to my decluttering journey over the past six months. I was letting the “stuff” win. I felt overwhelmed, and dreaded the task. So I shelved it.
As we hit mid-summer I started to think about the new school season and how good it would feel to get moving on my decluttering journey again. So, I pulled myself together, found some good podcasts and got to work.
I decided to begin with two categories that would have an immediate impact on not only me, but my family as well… toys and kids clothes.
Tackling these areas have been monumental and have got the ball rolling again.
You can watch my entire toys and kids clothes decluttering process here…
For the last few years I have felt like I am drowning. I have been drowning in stuff. Stuff accumulated from a poorly planned move, with having four kids, with surprise twins, with running my business. It just kept piling up. I couldn’t breathe.
About a month ago, Mike and I visited friends who’s house (of three years now), we haven’t seen. As I walked around their home during this (unexpected) visit, I couldn’t get over how tidy and free of clutter their home was. Do people really live like this? This type of lifestyle is an option?
The next day I was still reeling from the stark contrast between our two houses and I realized that an underlying, unshakable stress that I had been feeling was due to our home’s current condition. So, I decided to make a change. A big change.
This change started by reading a book that has been recommended to me over and over again, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.