“The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.”
― Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Everyone has hidden clutter! It may be hidden in drawers or cupboards or even at other locations. Life is messy and can get out of control in about 10mins if we do not stay in control of our stuff. We need to learn tips and tricks to avoid clutter being part of our everyday life.
How can I create this clutter free life? Start by reading ‘The Life Changing Magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo. This book talks about a point where you just click after you start decluttering and simplifying your life. There will be a moment in your life when you realise you have decluttered enough. So lets talk about some routines and things you can avoid to continue having a clutter-free life.
Aim for higher quality items, quality instead of quantity. Yes you might spend more but they will last a lot longer, meaning less over the long term, less impact on the environment and less wastage, follow Anita Vandyke, she has written a book on zero waste.
6. Spring Clean
Lastly, do a spring clean once or twice a year whereby your serious decluttering only needs to happen at smaller intervals because you have kept to these clutter-free ideas up above and do not need to declutter every room, every week. Buy your items knowing that they will be loved, valued, used and appreciated.
By following the tips up above you will continue to have a clutter free life.
Hi, I am Nadine and I am a single parent to 4 amazing children, I have a Bachelor of Business and run my own blog DeclutterwithNadine! I write weekly blogs on living with less, minimising your home and decluttering your life. Even as a single parent to 4 children you can still live an organised, decluttered and minimalist life, as I do and I show you how.
Let’s help each other to make space and time to create the values that we want to live by, by decluttering, curating and editing our lives in order to live a more meaningful & enjoyable journey and adventure. I am here to coach, mentor and teach you how to live with less while appreciating so much more. Join my DeClutter Clan on Facebook.