Keeping your House in Order!
We are coming towards the end of a very long series about tidying and decluttering. I do feel like a changed person, and I hope you can see the changes in yourself too! The great little book — The Magic of Tidying by Marie Condo — has really opened my eyes. I hope I’ve managed to transfer some of its salient points over to you.
Getting Back to Basics – Start by selecting a specific place for everything you own, which is the true starting point for keeping your house in order. Don’t just leave things on shelves, or in drawers, make sure they all have a place. Before you know it, anything left out will multiply and other items tend to find their way to join them. Just like a magnet, your one item attracts other items in no time.
Discard is Key – You need to be clear and thorough about what you are discarding. You are then left with the items that really matter to you… the ones that bring joy to your life. Letting go of things give you a certain glow, believe it or not! Even more so than adding things. You will feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You will discover the real you, and be able for focus on what you want to do in life. The things that really matter to you.
Tidying dramatically changes your life and gives you a confidence in yourself.
By taking these steps and discarding the things that aren’t really important to you, will be representative of how your make choices in every aspect of your life. And it really does jump out at you – there is no escaping the reality that is so very plain to see. It will enable you to take stock on your life. You will be left with a very clear vision of what you want. Some of the things that hold you back from this however, can include:
- Attachment to the past (holding onto memories, and things of sentimental value)
- Fear of the future (not wanting to be wasteful, or item may be of use some time in the future, also a sense of stability)
- Or a combination of both the above
Next week we will finish the series by recapping on the crucial points and by going through, one more time, the order in which to start. You can read more Monday Motivation blogs HERE.
I hope you find these tips helpful. It would be good to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?
About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.