The holidays are literally right around the corner. Thanksgiving is next week!! Traditionally lots of us here in the United States decorate for Christmas on the day after or weekend after Thanksgiving which means the clutter that is piling up in your home has got to go, like yesterday. 😉
Don’t think you are alone though, all homes have a tendency to accumulate “junk”. I say “junk” because it may not be something bad or broken it just may have no benefit or place in your life other than bad energy. It could be another persons treasure but if it’s cluttering your home it’s time to say adios. Believe it or not, clutter drains energy from you. The holidays were mentioned back in our stress Tip Tuesday and the last thing we need on top of something stress inducing is bad energy clutter.
- If you haven’t used it or seen it in a year give it away! Don’t let the “oh I might use it for this one day” thought even go there, just let it go.
- Make areas more functional! Make use of that empty space under your bed or vertical space in your kitchen cabinets.
- Choose the right containers! The right storage solutions can be half the battle. Uniform storage is also stylish and just makes you happy to look at.
- Group items! Don’t store everything all over the house. Find certain places for products in your home and store like items together. I love to stockpile a few items but if it can’t fit in it’s appropriate home then I don’t need anymore.
- Purge often! Be constantly on the lookout for items that create clutter in your home.
- Set times to clean weekly! I clean my fridge and cabinets out on Sunday which is the day before trash day. It gets rid of any leftovers/expired/or empty boxes and they go straight to the trash bin.
- Everything has a home! If you have items that constantly float around your house then it’s likely they aren’t the most loved items. Think about what they mean to you and if you don’t cherish them, let them go.
Our worst cluttered spot is our kitchen cart. It is the drop off spot for mail, hubby’s pocket junk, and other various random things.