These books aren’t just to help you get some strategies for clearing clutter; they’ll also help you stay motivated through the process and take a new mindset on your stuff. Choose a book or two and start. You don’t have to have the best method. You don’t need to get everything right; you just need to get started.
I apologize upfront for the clickbaity title, but it’s true, and I know the word “minimalism” grabs people attention. That’s what this article is about: minimalism. So if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.
If you’ve never heard the concept of a weekly family staff meeting, this may sound weird. It sounds less weird if you take the word “staff” out, but that’s just there to define what it is: a meeting with all of your family’s staff, or, family members.
I’m not a huge fan of the word minimalism. I prefer, intentional ownership. But I’m also a reasonable blogger, who understands nobody is searching for the term, “intentional ownership.” If you’re new to the concept, or at least to practicing it, these are some easy steps you can take today to start the journey… and it is a journey, not a destination.
If you’re stuck inside like my family, you have a lot of unexpected time to get stuff done. Things like minimizing, decluttering, and the dreaded… cleaning. Quarantine can make you feel like a failure. Don’t let it. You’re not the only one who has had an ample amount of time to get the entire house cleaned and haven’t.
When you think of decluttering, it may seem overwhelming. You have all this stuff. You’re not exactly sure how you’ve accumulated such an absurd amount of things, but you have. All you know now is that you need less stuff.