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How to DeClutter-For Good

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Do you know how to do this? Neither do I! There I said it. I thought I might bring you all along as I finally try to tackle this issue for myself. Feeling bogged down by “things” is something I have struggled with my entire life.  I am in the process of doing some real self-reflection on what my consistent need to organize means. So far I am thinking it is mainly associated with control-or a lack of it. More on that later.

I have Mario Kondo’ed  and throwing away anything that doesn’t spark joy has been really difficult for me because:

  1.  I have a baby

  2.  I have a baby

  3.  I have a partner who lives with me and has things-

Marie Kondo’s method would only work for me in a world where I lived alone in a 400 sq ft apartment. What if you share a life with people who have things that bring them joy? What if there is a joy-clash?

Right now we have things in two houses–Denver and CA. We don’t have a lot of stuff- anyone would see our space and say it looks fine, if not tidy. Still, it feels congested to me.

I want to feel light, free, and focused. I want to wake up and hang out with my baby and not have the same items on my to-do list and things in piles around me. I want the weekly chores to be very minimal and maybe even enjoyable. I want to walk into my bathroom and have 4-5 things to choose from, not four drawers of old and miscellaneous products I never use. When I have endless tasks associated with organizing, it makes me feel the opposite: clouded, tethered and stressed.  For the next week I am going to be sharing my research about decluttering and my plan for moving forward- a plan that works for me.

I hope you will read along. Do you have any tips on getting started with a decluttering project?

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