“There should be a place for everything and everything should be in it's place”.
We at Sophia Rose HQ are kind of obsessed with Japanese author, Marie Kondo and her book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". I mean who doesn't want to live by the above quote?
Marie Kondo's book focuses on the emotional side of clutter and how to eliminate it from your life, and below are several important tips of how to get your home in order:
Does the Item Bring Joy?
One of the main tips that Marie Kondo suggests is to decide if an item gives you joy or not.
For example, if you were cleaning out your closet, hold a shirt in your hand and think to yourself if it makes you feel happy or not. If it doesn't automatically spark a feeling of joy, then quickly move on to the next item. Don't give yourself the time to dwell on how one day you may wear it or fit into it. Just let it go.
Don't Feel Guilty
It's common for people to feel guilty when donating a gift that someone has given them. Holding onto items that you are not using isn't making the most of your available space.
By putting these gifts back out into the universe, you are giving someone else a chance to enjoy them, while you make room for other things that you prefer.
Just Do It
When you look at the stacks of papers or piles of clothes that you have to go through, you may get that sick feeling in your stomach. The only way to make it go away is to just jump in and start going through each and every piece.
Decide what you will donate, throw away and what you keep. Take your in donations right away, so that you don't start picking though and keeping more items than you intended.
By removing the donation piles immediately, you will also start to see the fruits of your labor.
Your space will be happier and the weight will be lifted off your shoulders once you take the plunge and start purging all of the unnecessary things from your life.
So, what are you waiting for? There's no better time than to start now!