Whether you're a minimalist or not these are some cleaning and decluttering tips you might find very useful !
Hi there am saida - Adopted minimalism a couple of years ago after having learned to love living out of a very small backpack while I was traveling for six months and when I returned for my travels I was eager and Determined not to fall back into my old ways of living this was essentially a life filled with Excess stuff and a life driven by my material needs so I started to look online for some inspiration.
Let's just dive right into those tips Shall we I?
keep a small box tucked away in my Closet or storage room that serves as a donation box so instead of keeping mental note of the clutter around the house that needs to Make its way to the thrift shop I just grab those items and add it to the box actively and on an ongoing, Basis when the box starts to get full I swing by your donation store to drop them off and then rinse and repeat this helps To keep the home clean and tidy with only those items that you really truly need or appreciate and in my opinion anyway It's better to donate than accumulate.
When cleaning out our items like clothing for example?
We usually put these items into three different piles the no pile the yes pile And that anxiety causing and lows may be piles .So what do you do with those items, you don't feel ready to toss But aren't fully sure you want to keep. Here's a simple solution place all the items from the maybe pile in a bag and store it away for two to three months ,After this time is passed and if you haven't found the need to dive back in to get something then here is a challenge
Before you reopen and try to see if you remember what was even inside if you didn't miss it or forgot what with in there?
Entirely then it should be easier to let it go this activity can help us to Detach some of our emotions from those items you Realize that we didn't really need it after all that time plus if it can bring some happiness to the life of somebody else if you're giving it to a Donation or a charity then it's a win-win Create and use a drop zone. This is an area of your home for me. It's by the front door where you drop off certain items that need to leave the house for Example if I finished reading a book that I borrowed from a friend I'll take it immediately to my drop zone instead of letting it clutter the kitchen counter or dining table If it's an article of clothing that needs to be exchanged or returned I'll take it immediately to my drop zone instead of letting it linger around my bedroom or in my closet Then each time before I leave the house.
I'll quickly glimpse inside the drop zone and see if there's something I could drop off return or deliver That's not too far out of my way this method Not only helps to keep me more responsible for returning things in a timely manner But it also helps to keep the home free of any clutter of all the things to get Rid of I think gifts can be the hardest because you know it was given to you with love and Even if you never really loved it to begin with or maybe you don't love it anymore The last thing you want to do is offend the person by throwing it away.
So here are the pearl of wisdom I learned from Jenny mustard the gift was given to you to make you happy and if it?
Doesn't make you happy then it's doing the opposite of what it was intended to do, So one tip might be to pass it along to someone who you know will derive happiness from receiving it and in that way the gift goes on fulfilling its purpose as a happy maker and for future reference if it's Your birthday housewarming or other celebration and if you feel comfortable go ahead and just ask for what you want and if you don't feel comfortable or if you don't want to ask for material things then you can always ask for an experience instead like quality time spent Grabbing a bite to eat or doing something else that feels meaningful that doesn't require any money at all I mean what better gift to give somebody than your time
When all is said and done sometimes we need to remember that the simplest solutions can be the best?
So to keep your home clean and Tidy Never leave a room with an empty hand if you're getting up from watching the telly to go to the washroom Maybe you can drop off the dirty dishes on your way
Or if you're going from the kitchen to the bedroom scan the room for any items that can tag along There's nothing quite like minimal solution when it comes to keeping a minimalist and clean home So those are all the tips I have to share with you today..!
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