We’ve all heard about how important it is to declutter, and it couldn’t be more true. Not only does it help to showcase the things that are important to you, it also simplifies every routine. Organizedhome.com has a “Declutter 101” section, offering a complete guide to cutting out the clutter in your home: strategies, how to avoid clutter in the first place, and how to make sure when you get rid of it — it stays gone.
Make some money while you’re at it. After you’ve got your boxes and bags full of things you don’t need, hold a yard sale, or participate in a town-wide one. Most towns in the area have them, which makes it very convenient to just put up a table and make some sales. It’s also a great way to give your old stuff a new life. If your community doesn’t have one (a quick Google search will let you know), ask for one!
A great guide for this year is Organizing Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living. Author Tsh Oxenreider argues that the way to live well is to do so intentionally and simply: be it with house cleaning, schedule management, personal finances, or the “stuff” you allow within your house. You can check out a preview of the book on Oxenreider’s website. We read the book and found it immensely helpful. Check it out!