I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.
For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” — Marie Kondo
Tip # 10: Declutter your home
I often talk about the power of decluttering your home – and in this unusual time, many of you will be finding yourselves with more time at home than usual. As well as giving you more opportunities to do a bit of decluttering, it also makes it much more important! You know the phrase ‘dress for the job you want, not the job you have’? I propose you use this time to make your home reflect the version of you that you are growing into.
There are some things we can’t control in life, at times of uncertainty it can be hugely comforting to spend some time on the things we can control. Our space is one of those things. Focus on what you want to keep, rather than what you want to throw away. If you find yourself stuck, know that often when we struggle to declutter our space it is because we are clinging to the past or have a sense of lack about the future. No one is telling what or how much to clear out, this is purely an exercise in creating a space that feels like the best version of you wants to live there.
Say you are someone who has mountains of books – imagine the joy of looking at a bookshelf that only contained books you adore? If you have cupboards overflowing with appliances and serving dishes – how much more use would you make of them if they were easy to get out and put away and they were all gorgeous.
A home that is clean and fresh (whatever that looks like for your taste) will energise you and give you a boost in feeling on top of things, in control and abundant.
The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.