There have been a number of times my husband has said to me I wish we could just get rid of everything, and start over. I completely understand where he is coming from in that respect. However, you don’t need to wait to slowly get started.
One in, one out is my name for a new process I would like to implement. Every time I bring a new item into my home, I would like to get rid of one similar item. That way with each new thing that comes in, the house doesn’t get more and more cluttered as time goes on. It is a big task to get rid of a bunch of stuff all at once, so if you can maintain this way of doing things I think it will be really helpful over the long run.
For example if I buy a new shirt, I want to get rid of or donate an old one. A new pair of shoes comes in, and an old one goes. A new toy for the kids is a great time to lose one they have lost interest in. You get the idea.
That is my goal, now I hope I can stick to it! I have decided that I am going to write down exactly what I need to remove from my house so I don’t forget. Right now my list includes a shirt, one pair of pants, and a pair of shoes with the new outfit I purchased yesterday. Also on the list are 3 of Big Brother’s toys, and 2 of Little Sister’s. It is documented on the blog, so I am held accountableJ.
For me a more minimal approach means a more peaceful home and environment. Less clutter in my home translates over to less clutter in my mind.
What are some of the things in your home you would like to donate or remove?