Spring (Autumn) cleaning has really hit me, and I’m well into my decluttering! If you didn’t read my first post on decluttering, you can do here. But to give you a quick overview – I’m decluttering to make our lives easier and our home more beautiful. The aim is to do some extreme decluttering without becoming an extreme minimalist – I still love my stuff! I’m just getting rid of the unnecessary and unloved things in our home. I’ve figured out a process that’s working well so I’ll share that today, as well as my tips for decluttering.
In the past I’ve taken a quick approach to decluttering – I dedicate a week (or even just a weekend) to get as much tidying and cleaning done as possible. This usually results in me running around at a million miles an hour, hastily getting rid of things, and then collapsing on the floor, refusing to finish the job. I also tend to buy a whole bunch of organising products before I actually know what I need.
This time I’m taking a much slower approach – it’s not just about getting rid of stuff but more about making our lives better.
I’m dedicating a few months to decluttering and organising our home. I’ve divided the project into months that focus on specific sections, and I’ll spend a few hours a week working on them.