Post # 1
Anyone else having a good declutter? We live in a tiny place and when we came back from honeymoon it looked like a wedding bomb had hit it (too much stuff, not enough storage, and we were too busy in the last week to do anything about it!) so have been using it as a much-needed opportunity to declutter. It feels so good! Our main issue is lack of storage so we’re getting rid of/donating what we can and getting an outdoor storage cabinet and a bigger Ikea shelving system to hopefully deal with the rest.
Anyone else having a good spring clean? Any tips?
My decluttering has also extended to my email… have switched over to my account in my married name and taking this opportunity to unsubscribe from all the junk I was receiving in my old account. Again, I feel so much lighter!
I feel like we’ve been in a holding pattern for far too long (perhaps a consequence of an 18 month engagement?) – good to finally sink our teeth into making our tiny home more livable and for me, do something about getting some part time work while I figure out the rest of my life. It’s exciting! A lot of people warned me I’d feel flat after the wedding but to be honest its the exact opposite. I was well and truly over the planning by the end of it and ready to get on with life 🙂
Anything else I could declutter?!
Post # 2
goingtotherooftopoflove: I like to declutter but my DH is the opposite, he’s a bit of a hoarder. It took me a while to declitter after the wedding as I felt flat afterwards so held onto everything for a keepsake, but I did eventually get rid of some stuff. I like to sort through my clothes twice a year, at the end of each season I go through it.
Post # 3
CatyLady: such a good idea to do clothes twice a year. We started on ours last night for the first time in the almost 2 years we’ve lived together and in just over an hour completely filled a massive canvas bag which we’re donating and a smaller garbage bag for stuff beyond hope 😉 kind of shocked us both how much stuff we had lying around that we didn’t wear or want any more! (although DH should have got rid of some stuff when he moved – like his under 16s soccer pants??!! haha). I still have one corner to clear but we’re feeling more organised already.
Post # 4
I also love decluttering…I find it cathartic and it’s also a good reminder to STOP BUYING THINGS! Ha ha, oh clothing, my old nemisis!
I made myself a fun little challenge where I had one week to declutter 7 items/areas. An area could be soemthing small (just this junk drawer, or just this dresser) not a whole room which might have been overwhelming. It helps to keep on top of small areas on the regular and it’s amazing of how much stuff you find to sell or donate even when you just deal with small spaces.
I’m amazed by people who dislike decluttering. I had an old roommate like that. I love the guy (he’s still a very close friend) but he was too attached to his stuff. He hated decluttering and constantly felt like if he got rid of something he’d need it again in the next few months. Instead he prefered to play 3D Tetris with all of his belongings. He was a very neat guy but every area was stacked to the brim with items that were all complexly nested inside each other and fit together just so. It made me insane. I need a little free space to breath!
Post # 5
I did a bit. My desk/bookshelf in our home office was a wedding craft station for almost 2 years, and I had tons of stuff I never used or changed my mind on. I threw it out a few weeks ago after we got back from our honeymoon and it’s actually a nice tidy desk again.
Post # 6
Pinkmoon: We had similar… except we had a corner of our house not a desk! It’s been pretty amazing uncovering it… like some sort of archealogical dig 😉 oops.