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So you’ve decided to declutter your home. But are you ready to do the work?
Near the end of 2018, I prepared to pack up the contents of my 500 square foot apartment and move to a 2300 square foot house. Sounds like a no brainer, right?
“C’mon stuff, we’re all moving!” *Yells and fist pumps and hip thrusts to get all my inanimate objects excited.* I imagined packing being a breeze to be accomplished in one evening along with a glass of ice wine. I was wrong.
I was actually horrified at what I dug up out of my cabinets, closet, and sneaky “storage spaces” I had hidden away over four years of living in my apartment. Needless to say, packing did not encompass one relaxing evening with one glass of ice wine. Try a whole week and a Costco-size bottle of wine.
Wait, if I unknowingly accumulated this much stuff in 500 square feet, imagine what I could do in a whole house…
And so started my quest to live a more minimal lifestyle. That apartment was a learning experience in so many ways, and my lesson in “stuff management” is a big one. I vowed to never let items into my new home that I wasn’t absolutely in love with, and also to get rid of things that no longer served me.
After lots of trial and error and mistakes and successes, these are the places that I firmly believe should be tackled first on your when decluttering your home. Seriously, just getting these spots in order will make you feel like you are in a whole new home!