Summer is a great time to think about simplifying your home. The weather is better so we can use our outdoor space more, do jobs around the home that are more difficult or unpleasant when it’s raining and, of course, many of us have the added excitement of the kids being off school so there are more toys, clutter and chaos! Here are 20 ways you can simplify your home this summer and some decluttering projects and tips which are designed for warmer days!
Decluttering is a wonderful method of getting rid of the clutter in your own home and saying goodbye to stuff that you don’t use, don’t like, don’t need and which takes up space in your home, heart and mind. However, decluttering your belongings isn’t where the true benefit lies. The real difference comes when you change your attitude to the things you have in your home, your belongings. Intentionally deciding to have fewer physical possessions and owning less things, is where you can really change your life for the better. Check out this post on 20 reasons to own less stuff and why decluttering is only the first part of the story.
Although growing in popularity, Minimalism can be a difficult concept to get your head around and there are lots of misconceptions about what Minimalism is and what it isn’t. To help break it down for you, check out this post on Minimalism Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide to Minimalism and the benefits of a Minimalist lifestyle. I’ve included practical tips and lots of information about how you can live a simple, intentional life that really supports you by getting rid of the clutter in your home, heart and mind to make space for the things that are truly important to you.
Living a minimalist life means that you’re focusing on the things that really matter most to you. I think all of us can benefit from re-evaluating our priorities to stop us being distracted by unnecessary clutter that takes up our valuable time, energy and essentially our freedom. But, I think that out of all the groups of people who can benefit from making lifestyle changes that help us pour the best of ourselves into those priorities, its mothers that have the most to gain. Check out this post on Minimalism and motherhood and 7 ways Minimalism makes me a better mother.
From being career woman to stressed out, frazzled working mum, simplifying my life was one of the best things I ever did to improve my family’s quality of life. When you’re juggling all the plates in the air and trying to do too much, you lose focus of what’s really important in your life. Make a few changes to slow things down, declutter your home, your mind, your calendar and your life. Choose a simple life that gives you more time, space and freedom to prioritise the people and things that mean the most to you. Find out how simple living can help you with my 20 ways to simplify your life so you can create a life that you and your family love!
Simplifying your life through choosing a simple living lifestyle takes time and motivation but it definitely pays off! Check out this post on why simple living means so much to me and my five vital lessons from learning how to simplify my life which benefitted both me and my family. Simple living is for everyone. It’s not about taking everything away and making you live with nothing. A simplified life is full in so many ways and this post will give you some practical tips on how to simplify your life too.
Setting up routines to manage your home and stay on top of the chores can save you lots of time and energy. Doing things regularly, little and often, will keep the clutter and mess away and your home won’t really get the chance to get that dirty! It won’t take you long to get everything done that you NEED to do so you have more time and energy to do the things that you WANT to do, and still have a lovely clean home as well! If this sounds good, then check out my 10 easy routines to keep the home clean and tidy.
Goals are useful if you’re looking to make changes in your life and not only want to take action, but to make sure that you follow them through and be accountable to yourself for achieving them. There are so many goals that you could work towards that sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. To help create achievable, realistic goals that focus on some of the most important aspects of your life, check out this post on how to set goals that really count.
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Decluttering your home can be a huge task if you’ve never done it before, have a lot of stuff, don’t have much time or energy or aren’t in the right mindset to just dig in and get started. To help you declutter your home, one day and one step at a time, check out this post on 365 ways to declutter your home in 365 days.