Where to Begin…

These stories are about my journey, and I know that everyone is going to have a different experience, and that’s okay.

To me, the bathroom is the easiest place to start since this isn’t a common room to store your sentimental items. And another advantage of beginning in the bathroom is that it would provide you with a room of relaxation and an area where you can pamper yourself.

I will explain step by step how I clean each room and what to do.

Although, looking back at it now, the approach I should have done this project in is as follows… Although I know that not everyone will have all of these rooms.

  1. Bathroom
  2. Kitchen
  3. Foyer (hallway closet and other closets, excluding the bedroom closet, that’s for later)
  4. Living Room
  5. Laundry Room
  6. Bedroom(s) (and office)
  7. Attic
  8. Garage

After reflecting in my journey with my boyfriend and his mom, I realized I had approached her in a wrong manner. In my defense we were pressed for time so sadly, we needed to prioritize what was important. If I can do it all over, I would have done it this way. That being said, I really do recommend doing it in order from the above.

This list makes sense because the easier rooms are the bathroom and kitchen. I left the bedroom near the end since that is where we store our sentimental items, and that is something that we must not start with. If we start with the hardest rooms, this mission wouldn’t be able for lift off. The bedroom is almost last so you can build confidence and know that you are ready to finish this project.

Mind you, my method probably isn’t going to work for everyone and that’s okay. You just got to find something that works for you. Use my experience as a guide line.

Organizing Quote

One of my favourite quotes from someone who has inspired me to be comfortable with less stuff. It has been such an uplifting journey. Before I donated a lot of my stuff, the old me thought I just needed more containers and other things to help me and my family stay organized. But now it’s easier to get rid of things that I no longer use to someone who has been wishing to have these things. It’s better to donate your belongings rather than having them shoved in a closet or an attic just collecting dust. That isn’t the purpose of that item. It’s meant to be used.

Start small and build your confidence to tackle the harder tasks. Remember easy does it!

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Deciding

Look around you and ask yourself; “Is there more to this space? Can I work on improving myself?”

Perhaps you are surrounded by things that you no longer need or use anymore. Or perhaps, there isn’t enough space for you to actually enjoy your life. It’s okay if you have a lot of stuff, we’re on this journey together. There’s always a solution and way to make things better.

I’m here to help you guide you through this journey of decluttering so you can release your worries and stress. Owning less will allow you to stress less and make room for enjoyment.

So decide if this is for you and begin to work towards your goals. I know you can do this!

So let’s get started.