How do you know when you are done decluttering and in maintenance mode?
The first step is to know the signs of what that looks like. In Decluttering Simplified you figure out what this looks like for you so you can recognize it and work toward it. How is your time spent differently? How do you feel? Etc. And then we set up measurable milestones
But once those start to happen for you, how do you stay there?
Maintenance mode for me looks like being able to pick up at the end of the night and not fall behind on things like laundry, dishes and also being able to do the thigs that matter to me – cooking, budgeting, time on myself etc.
Once I notice those things slipping I know that it’s time to declutter again.
My maintenance mode secret
My biggest maintenance mode hack is to pay attention to how quickly our family and myself can recover from the messes we make throughout the day. The goal for me isn’t to have a perfectly clean house all the time. It is to have a home that is easy to take care of while we live our lives inside of it.
Main Topics Covered in this Episode:
- How to know when you are “done” decluttering, or have decluttered enough to take a break
- Signs of a clutter free home and life
- How to keep that level of simplicity and not re-accumulate clutter