Maybe I’m just imposing my subconscious desires/pressures onto my everyday reality, but I feel like I’m getting a divine message to declutter my home.
It started with Gretchen Rubin’s column in a recent issue of Good Housekeeping, in which she discusses the correlation between the lack of clutter and happiness.
Then I read Cheryl Richardson’s email newsletter this week, and it was about how she and her husband discovered that they had way more stuff than they wanted/needed when they moved.
And finally, this morning I read I’m an Organizing Junkie‘s post on letting go of clutter that you’re holding onto out of guilt.
You can see why I feel like there’s a message from the universe being beamed at me.
Decluttering is something that’s perpetually on my to-do list, but it’s also something that I’ve neglected lately. Quite possibly because I don’t schedule it, and I don’t have a deadline.
I like Gretchen’s project of going room by room, shelf by shelf, during the school year. So I’m adopting it and making it my goal to finish a full round of decluttering the entire house by the time school gets out on May 31. I’m already daunted by the files in banker’s boxes in my closet. But I have a fast shredder now – so I can conquer paper clutter, LOL!
How do you minimize clutter in your home?