Since moving to the farm, I have found in the moving process, I have way more possessions than one person needs. We hold on to so much without realizing just how much the clutter affects our every day lives. I decided that it was time for a change and I am sharing with you the basics for a clutter free home.
Clutter Free Home Master Bedroom
What changes you ask? Well, for starters, we have been remodeling some and I have been on a mission to declutter every part of my life. I have been spending months going through every single possession we own. Every drawer, room, closet, basket. It has taken me some time and I feel like I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is an ongoing process but I am learning how to live with less and be more intentional with my spending and purchases. I have also been working on some organizational changes. Buying glass containers, labels, baskets. I had no idea how expensive that would all be but I think worth it in the long run.
While remodeling, I was moving stuff from one room to the next in boxes to keep it out of the way. Many of these items weren’t even anything I particularly needed. So why was I holding on to it? I decided to make some changes. Through the process of organizing and decluttering, I realized just how much space and time we have wasted over the years.
First, was to rid my life of all the unnecessary. This was difficult at first. I held on to items for sentimental reasons. Items I kept in boxes or the attic that I never used or even looked at. I had also piled so much stuff in junk drawers, baskets and the like.
Minimal Decor on the Fireplace
With this farmhouse, I felt like none of my previous furniture pieces “fit”. This house is so old that I felt like everything I owned just looked off in here. That means, that I have slowly had to sell and replace items as I had the time and could afford to do so. That alone is a huge process.
I am still in the process of organizing and decluttering what I have left. Again, this has to happen in stages as supplies can be expensive. I just work room from room doing what I can to make my life more simple. In a way, its been freeing but also hard. I feel like I let my blog sit somewhat idle for too long which kept me up at night but I had to make a decision. Blog daily or get this house in order as best I can.
What 15 Items Can You Get Rid of Now For a Clutter Free Home?
- Old Magazines and books
- Clothes you no longer wear
- Wires and Cords you have no idea what they go to
- Craft Supplies
- Toys your kids never play with
- Kitchen items you never use
- Holiday Decor you never put out
- Furniture you don’t love
- Bedding. We all have so much we never use
- Tools and Shop Items that sit in drawers
- Old Makeup and person hygiene items you never use
- Expired products
- Sentimental items that serve no purpose in every day life.
- Old electronics like phones, tvs and radios
- Owners and Manuals you have never used or needed.
Videos Coming Soon About Organizing and Decluttering
I have been trying to learn how to record and edit videos for my Youtube Channel. Showing you on video will be so much fun. But, to make quality videos, I will need new equipment which again, is expensive. One step at a time.
In an effort to save money, I have been researching how to DIY a lot of household items like cleaners, soaps etc. That too has a learning curve and I want to share all of that with you.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I am always happy to have you here.
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You can see this simple update I completed recently and used minimal decor. Read all about it here.