Feeling un-motivated? Head on over to Cleaning Up The Clutter. She’s got some awesome before and after pictures that will surly motivate you!
My husband and I have a small house, but somehow we’ve managed to accumulate a lot of stuff. I really didn’t think we had a lot of clutter until I got rid of a ton of stuff and realized I still had loads left over! I have no idea where this stuff comes from! Sometimes in this simple- yet so crazy mixed up world that we live in- we buy stuff because it’s nice. It’s on sale. We need it for this room or that room or to make life easier. Sometimes, just getting rid of things makes life easier!
Getting rid of stuff and de cluttering my house makes me feel more free. With less stuff, there are less things to move around, and the best part- less stuff to clean! With less stuff, I am more organized which makes me feel less stressed. I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but there is something wonderful about seeing your bathroom drawer organized, every mascara tub ( wait, why would anyone have more than one thing of mascara??) and hair tie in it’s place. Having all your clothes hung up ever-so-perfectly, making getting dressed in the morning a breeze, a pleasure! Having every bill statement in it’s correct file and every other paper thrown (recycled) away! Something simple, something peaceful about walking into a clean, de cluttered house.
Getting rid of stuff that you just. don’t. need. Recently I made over $200 by selling my “cluttered” items on craigslist. Looking back, I don’t even remember what I sold! ( This tells me I didn’t really need these things, but they were things that I thought for sure, one day, I would most definitely need! Who am I kidding here?!)
What project will you tackle today? What can you get rid of? (Remember- donate or recycle always. Throw away never.) How about the kids playroom? Or the craft room? Your closet? Your magazine rack in the bathroom? The hall closet? You don’t even have to start a project- there are many things you can do in just 30 seconds!