Have you got too much stuff? Do you want to free up some much-needed space and create a sense of calm, but have trouble getting started?
You’re not alone. The thought of sorting through all your junk can be pretty overwhelming. It’s hard to decide where to begin and it’s easy to put it off.
To help get you started, here are three easy ways to overcome common barriers to decluttering.
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Whether you just want to free up some space in your home or you’ve decided to adopt a minimalist lifestyle, you have to get rid of some stuff.
Selling your excess stuff has probably come to mind. Maybe you already tried selling a few things and it hasn’t gone quite as you’d hoped. Dreams of stuffing your pockets with wads of cash as your stuff disappears out the door can quickly turn into a nightmare. However, with some smart thinking, you can take the hassle out of the process and declutter your home, without losing your mind.
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Have you got too much stuff? Do you want to free up some much needed space and cash, but are having trouble getting started?
I have a guest post over at Orges full of tips to help.
Ogres is a free online marketplace for outgrown resources.
(Note: The Ogres marketplace is currently only available in New Zealand)
Twenty seconds of watching a clip on YouTube took me to a place I never thought I’d go – I read a book about about tidying and I enjoyed it.
I have just put down Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I am almost pathologically messy – books on housekeeping aren’t my thing. Four or five months ago I stumbled on a YouTube clip of a Japanese woman demonstrating how to fold your socks right. “Ummm, no thanks,” I thought and clicked onto something else. Soon the KonMari method (Kondo’s approach outlined in her book) was popping up everywhere – word was that it was as much about living more with less than housekeeping. I was intrigued, so I signed up as number 28 in the queue to loan a copy from the local library. It was worth the wait.
Continue reading “The Stuff of Magic – a review of the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”