It’s a new year and many of us have either boldly and publicly declared that our resolution is to simplify or minimize or declutter in 2017. Some of us, may be quietly holding on to the hope to have more peace and ease in our homes.
Our homes should be our refuge, our safe haven, our place to rest. It should be cozy and basically an extension of ourselves.
Many of us know that we have too much stuff. All this excess stuff is making our homes stressful, unhappy, and a burden. What we need to do is simplify. It may look like simply ridding our homes of the excess. It may mean a deep clean and purge. It may mean letting go of expectations — both ours and others — of what our home should be and look like. It may mean downsizing or making a move that we’ve known we needed to make.
Where do you spend the most time in your home?
Where ever this is, here’s some benefits of starting there:
Purpose. Whatever the purpose of this room is, it will get easier or become more conducive to that purpose. If its the kitchen, once you’ve cleared the counters and gotten rid of the excess, cooking and cleaning will be easier.
Benefits. You’ll see results often. Decluttering the room you spend the most time in means you’ll see the benefits often.
Motivation. Seeing these benefits often, is going to motivate you to do other areas of your home.
Inspiration to others. So often, when we get an area purged and organized, others take note. This can inspire them to do the same with their own things. It may also help them remember to keep this area tidy and minimal.
Wouldn’t it be great to see the change — the peace, ease of cleaning, coziness, in the place that we spend the most time? There are of course other considerations we need to take into account that are wise, such as starting with our own things, etc. But seeing such great improvement in an important area in our home, will only boost our desire to simplify the entire home and hopefully make a great imprint on those we live with.