How often do you look around after a busy day at work or home and feel defeated by what you see?
It shouldn’t be that way!
Sure, it’s nearly impossible to keep a totally clean home when you’re raising little ones, but it is possible to keep it under control.
I’m not trying to guilt you here. Please don’t take it that way.
I’m just saying that a few small changes here and there can take you from living in a state of overwhelm to a place that you know you can get your house picked up in a matter of minutes (instead of hours).
If you’re a naturally messy person, you need minimalism.
Minimalism is going to help you combat the very habits that keep you feeling stressed from the clutter.
Reduces stress and anxiety by clearing the visual clutter from your home. Less stuff means less clutter.
Gain a sense of peace and authority over your home.
Easier to clean, which gives you more time to spend with your spouse, kids, and on the things you love.
Create a beautiful space for yourself, even if it’s just a small area. You should have a place in your home that feels like a sanctuary.
Gain a sense of accomplishment. Even when life is crazy messy, you know that you’re able to conquer your home because you’ve already conquered an area or a room. Momentum can do a world of good when it comes to decluttering.
You’ve conquered a room, or even just a corner, and you’re feeling amazing!!
Now you just need to make sure that you don’t let the clutter seep back into that space.
With just a few mental and routine shifts, you’ll become a pro at protecting the home you’re creating in no time.
You’re not finished
As you “complete” each space or room in your home, you’ll probably feel a sense of accomplishment and pride, which is good, but you’re not finished.
Revisit those spaces every few months or so and see if there are any more items that are no longer essential to you.
Make decluttering a regular activity and you’ll quickly find that you do control your home and the items within it.
Commit to some simple, minimalist habits
Create habits to help you streamline and maintain your home.
Each layer of habit you commit to and establish in your life and home brings with it an element of freedom, clarity, and space.
Try the following habits to help you protect and maintain the work you’ve accomplished.
Morning Pick Up: Each morning do a quick “reset” to get your home in order.
Two Minute Tasks: Take the extra couple of minutes here and there throughout the day to pick up a bit, wash a dish, sort the laundry, or even declutter a drawer.
One Touch Mail: Once you bring your mail inside your home, it is either trashed or dealt with. Don’t let it pile up on you.
Nightly Reset: Pick up the last of the legos and throw the rest of dinner’s dishes into the dishwasher. 5-10 minutes of picking up each night makes a huge difference in your mentality the next morning.