This week, I’ve been pondering the question – am I moving towards minimalism or just spring cleaning?
I have come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter. Whatever ‘this’ is, it feels good and I’m glad I am doing it.
One of my first decluttering efforts (pre-#minsgame round 1 last year) was to deal with this cupboard. The cupboard had been so full, when I opened the door random stuff fell out. It’s stressful enough trying to administer medication to ease your toddlers breathing at 3am, without triggering an avalanche of sticking plasters, spare deodorants and expired beauty treatments all over the bathroom floor. Something had to change.
And it did!
About a year later, I called a plumber to replace the bathroom faucet. As he walked through the door it suddenly dawned on me that he’d need the cupboard under the sink cleared so he could work in there.
Previously, this would have sent me into a panic – trying to deal with all the stuff, dreading putting it away again later, the embarrassment of moving 14 packets of tampons in front of the poor plumber. Instead, I simply scooped everything into a nearby washing basket and quickly put it back again when the plumber left. It wasn’t a ‘thing’ – it was a total non-event.
This week playing the #minsgame I’ve made doing anything in the garage a non-event. My goal for the rest of the month is to also make doing the following non-events:
- finding baking supplies in the pantry
- working at my desk (spoiler alert – I am going this right now – whoop, whoop!)
- accommodating someone in the guest room
- finding something to wear.
Wish me luck!
Where are the clutter hotspots in your home? What’s the single biggest difference you’ve noticed from decluttering?