It’s human nature to hold on to something that has sentimental value. And for many moms like you, it means too much stuff which you can’t let go of regardless of how overwhelming it is. Admit it, you still have some stuff from your college days that you keep in a box somewhere around the house. Now that you’re a mom, you start to feel like your home has become a big storage space of all the family things you have.
This article will give you some of the best, yet practical tips so that you can do now to minimize the clutter, let go of some of the things you no longer need and change for the better. Here are some minimalist recommendations that you can practice now at home.
- Reduce your ornaments. Free a significant amount of space in your home; let go of some ornaments and decorations. These items give some character to your home, but too many of them can suffocate you. You don’t have to get rid of all of them, choose what means a lot to you, and let go of the rest, at least half of them.
- Kids love to run around the house, and you’ll be surprised how spacious your place is when you clear it of unnecessary decorations.
- Get rid of junk mail immediately. When going through new letters, sort them out immediately upon picking them up from the mailbox. Better yet, place a garbage bin right beside the postbox and get rid of junk mail right away so that it won’t pile up inside the house later.
- Put up a donation box in the yard or garage. During your daily cleaning chores, you might come across a thing or two that you may no longer have a use for. Having a donation box will give that feeling of urgency that it needs filling regularly. Donate the items from the box to charitable institutions at least every month.
- Free the space in your drawers. Drawers are made to keep the things that you immediately need or that are valuable to you. Clear out your drawers of old receipts, tickets, old caps, perfume bottles, and other things that you don’t want there. This will give you easier access to items that are needed right away.
- Get rid of unwanted items. If there are things you no longer need, don’t store them and leave them in the basement for years. You can either donate them or call a Junk removal business to schedule pick up or hauling services.
It won’t be easy at first when choosing what to let go of or not. The key here is to determine what you will have a use for in the next six months, otherwise, time to take them away.
Maintaining a minimalist lifestyle is challenging but the benefits that you and your family shall gain are more significant. By being minimalist, you can remove things from your life that are no longer relevant. If you have fewer things, you save time organizing and cleaning your home. Remember that your home is a place of relaxation and living space, not storage.
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