I used to walk into my house after being out and feel immediate overwhelm when I looked around. All the things that needed to be cared for would be staring right back at me. It was frustrating and disheartening because I felt like I could never get ahead of it all.
Cleaning up the mess and re-organizing it all did! not! work!!! I quickly realized that rearranging wasn't the solution, the key was to let some of it go. I deliberately reduced everything from collectibles, kitchen gadgets, linens, towels, toys, clothes, memorabilia, and so much more.
As a homemaker, releasing that stuff meant less for me to take care of. I wasn't responsible for finding a home for it, keeping it clean, or putting it back in place after it was used. This translated into more time that I could spend with the people I love, doing what I wanted to do (not housekeeping!).
As someone who works from home, having less stuff meant fewer distractions from my work. I had more time to focus on what was important, and I could get more done in less time because I wasn't looking for what I needed or trying to clear off a space to work.
Today, it feels good when I walk in my house after being out. I immediately see the things I love because the rest of the distractions are gone. Most days I even feel like I could easily welcome unexpected company. It's not perfect, but its so much better than it used to be.
Overall, our whole house feels calmer and more peaceful. That makes this mamma happy, so in turn the whole family is happier. That is the best gift of all!
A big part of the work I do now is helping women everywhere dig themselves out from under all the stuff so they can find more time and space for themselves, to focus on the things they love.
I've created The Clutter Clearing Challenge, an online group program, to help people jump start the de-cluttering journey. The next 10 day session begins on January 8th.
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of The Clutter Clearing Challenge so you can start 2018 with a clean slate and plenty of clarity. It's only $54 to join. Find more details and sign up info HERE.