The joy of decluttering

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De-cluttering can feel like a chore at times.

I try to embrace the process and also to clean as I go along. That way I can see and feel the difference quite quickly, and that inspires me to do more.

Reasons I love to de-clutter

  1. It’s easier to get dressed in the morning when I have fewer clothes to choose from.
  2. It’s more enjoyable to cook when my kitchen cupboards are orderly.
  3. I feel lighter when I let go of things I feel guilty about.
  4. It clears my mind.
  5. I can find things more easily.
  6. I re-discover all the things I really want to keep because they bring me joy.

Tips from de-cluttering books I’ve read

I’ve read so many books on de-cluttering, I think I’ve lost count. I’ve taken something away from each of them, especially:

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

(don’t keep clutter under your bed)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

(keep papers in one simple file)

L’Arte De Simplicité by Dominique Loreau

(create simple daily rituals)

Timeless wisdom

I’m on a journey to simplify my life, and a quote I always come back to is from William Morris:

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

That’s basically it, in a nutshell:

“Love it, use it, keep it.”

I hope this has inspired you to do a little de-cluttering yourself.

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