We are all so over cluttered. Not just in our home, but in our digital life and even in our over-stressed brains.
The first time my husband came to me and said, “The kids have too much stuff, it needs to go.” I pushed back.
“But they love those 50 stuffed animals. They love to play with that bin of 200 dinosaurs. They need all those play dough accessories.”
I fought him and fought him until he convinced me to try it.
We took car load after car load of toys and books and clothes that didn’t fit to Goodwill. And when the kids came home, they were overjoyed.
They loved their new space because it actually gave them FREEDOM to play! Not having so many choices and having the room to actually play with the things they really liked was relieving to them.
I’ve learned myself the real, fundamental reason for why we keep all this clutter that we know is weighing on us..
Scared you might need it later.
Scared when that happens you won’t be able to afford it.
Scared when that happens it won’t be available.
Scared to lose the memory it brings.
Scared it has value.
Scared you will upset someone.
Scared to start because it’s just too overwhelming.
For me, I was scared my kids would be upset and I was scared I would get rid of something they would ask me for later, or we would realize was actually the missing piece to some expensive toy.
It was irrational.
I know because it never happened.
We never realized we got rid of something incredibly important.
They never asked for anything we got rid of.
That was the first part of my declutter journey and I’m so thankful my husband gave me that first push.
I created a clever and completely stress free way of finally ridding yourself of clutter and I want to show you. My approach is swift and to the point.
I walk you through, room by room, step-by-step how to rid each space of clutter FAST and stress-free. We pinpoint why you are holding onto these things, develop your decluttering mantra and offer complete checklists and to-do’s if you’re the kind of person who likes checking the boxes on paper.
Then when we get to the end, I teach you my system to make sure we don’t wind up where we started!
I hope I see everyone over there and everyone can start to live their life without clutter.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.