This is one simple strategy that I teach inside of my course Decluttering Simplified. It is an inside peak and just one small taste of what you get inside as far as training and support in learning exactly how to declutter your home as a mom. And it’s called the half it method of decluttering!
Can you pour from an empty cup? Of course not. We know this, and we even agree with it. That doesn’t mean that when we are struggling, maybe even asking for help that hearing “you can’t pour from an empty cup” is helpful.
Include your family. I know, I know. But it’s true.
A lot of times we just want to do it for them. We are acting from a place of emotion – and that’s great. That’s your jet fuel. But it isn’t sustainable,
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The day that I recorded this podcast episode I told my daughter she needed to get her room clean. It was about the third day in a row of telling her she needed to do this. Every day she had some reason, aka excuse for why she couldn’t do it. Her decluttering motivation just wasn’t there.
When I get asked where I got my stuff, or for product recommendations it goes against the entire focus of Motherhood Simplified.
Tis the season to be jolly, and also pressured into consumerism. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love to give gifts. I’d even say it’s one of my top love languages. As a mother of 5 children though I have learn how to survive holiday consumerism with my ego, wallet and sanity in tact.
She started off her journey just looking for minimalism groups. Her hope was to be ready for, and recover from Christmas. I’m sure you can relate.
I mean really, the pre-holiday decluttering tips I have for you, aren’t really earth shattering to be honest. Mostly I want to tell you how to declutter before the holidays, now!
Even though, it’s super easy to say you’ll do it after the holidays, don’t. Start now. If you don’t, you’re going to have all the Christmas goodness stacked on top of the current clutter. And trust me, that’s not how you want to start the new year.