Acrilyc Bins Aren’t Your Best Organizing Tool Ahhh, the bins. Piles and piles of bins. Plastic, wicker, bamboo — but …
Minimalist-living blogs and articles. I find them so inspiring. But… almost without fail, those who are naturally minimally inclined don’t quite understand the emotional turmoil that some of us feel when we try to take on the (should be freeing) task of de-cluttering. So this post is for all you emotionally attached clutter bugs out there. The ones who WANT to live in a clutter free space, but your stuff controls you. I get it.
I am a thrift store shopper. I love that I can have LOTS of NICE clothes for a fraction of what they would have cost new. I love that I don’t have to be limited to the 2 pairs of jeans per year I would probably buy if I couldn’t get them from thrift shops. I love that I can replace things when I get tired of them, rather than when they get worn…Oh wait.
I don’t do that.
I’ve written often about the overwhelming despair that can take over when we’re living in homes filled with clutter. It’s crazy stressful when you’re chronically late because you can’t find things, you miss paying bills because they get forgotten at the bottom of the pile, or you plain old can’t relax on your couch because that’s where the kid’s clothes live.
A messy house is no fun – it makes me feel stressed and overwhelmed in all areas of my life actually. I even sleep better when my house is clean. And I can’t get my house clean unless it’s organized – shoving stuff into the cupboards and under the bed doesn’t count as “clean” to me.
When it comes to getting organized, one of the key elements must be decluttering.
One item that is always on my to-do list is to conquer the clutter in our home. With two small children who have lots of energy and two adults who have full-time jobs outside the home, this is no easy task. And this can be especially challenging around the holidays when shiny new toys are constantly making their way into your playroom and children’s rooms.
Deciding what to get rid of is THE HARDEST PART of decluttering. (I am so wishy-washy… if I don’t take that box or bag RIGHT to the thrift store, stuff sneaks back out of it.) Sometimes you just need simple inspiration about what you can get rid of to help you get started and that’s what today is about.
There’s good reasons why the decluttering movement is such a BIG one.
In our current consumer driven age, it’s not hard to find yourself buried in piles of stuff – without even realizing it’s happening!
During any stressful or turbulent time in our lives or when we simply begin to feel overwhelmed by the chaos, it’s natural to look for something we can physically take control of.