Have you ever wondered about the relationship between Minimalism and decluttering? Why do the two often go hand-in-hand? Can you have one without the other and which comes first? Can you declutter if you’re not a Minimalist and can you adopt Minimalism if you don’t declutter? Check out my post on the one essential difference between Minimalism and decluttering so you can get the most out of both!
Sometimes it helps to receive different perspectives on a subject. We all take in information differently and we have diverse interests and motivations. For those of you who’d like to delve deeper, check out this post listing some of the research into the psychological effects of Minimalism and decluttering.
Decluttering feels like it should be easy and some people definitely find it easier than others. If you’re new to the whole subject of decluttering or want to know how and what to declutter, then check out this post – the complete guide on how to declutter your home. It will give you the low-down on the what, why and how of decluttering your home and everything you need to get started so you can try it for yourself and hopefully get hooked!
Decluttering the toys as part of a minimalist, simpler life is one of the best things I ever did. It created more time and less stress for me, and my children learnt to develop imaginative and creative games with the toys they did have, rather than being overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much choice. But, how do you know which toys to keep and which to get rid of? In this post I explain a bit more about minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter.
Toys are one of the things that drove me crazy before I decluttered our home. They would somehow find their way into every room and I’d be forever moving and tidying them, picking them up or stepping over them. When I decluttered the toys I thought my kids would complain and ask me where they all went. But they didn’t and it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did! Check out this post for 11 ways your children can benefit when you declutter the toys.
Many people find it difficult to declutter and minimalise their stuff and some rooms in your home or types of things are definitely easier to declutter than others. Sentimental items that bring back memories or belong to someone you love, are particularly difficult and is an area where a lot of people get stuck. If you need help, then check out this post on how to declutter your sentimental items.
My children love creating artwork, anything from drawings and paintings to junk modelling with cardboard boxes and endless Lego constructions. I love them all and would like to keep everything but it’s not realistic. Check out this article so you can read my ideas on what to do when you’re buried under your children’s artwork…
Declutter your home with these simple, easy decluttering projects and you’ll make your home easier to keep clean and tidy with minimum effort. If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to tackle your clutter and create more space at home and time for you, check out this post on 20 ways to declutter your home.