If you follow, you might know we are in the process of minimalising our life and moving into something smaller. We have Tiny Northern Living Dreams, and that means seriously downsizing our belongings and lifestyle.
I’ll admit there are blogs, podcasts, and books out there are on the art of minimalism, but who has time for that? I barely have time to keep up this blog and scroll my Instagram feed. <3 So, I’m half hazard winging my downsize.
Current Status: Clutter Everywhere
I have sold over $500 worth of my stuff to people on the internet. I’ve posted on Ebay (and failed), on Facebook (with success) and even Craigslist (less than successful). I mostly sell stuff for $5 – MAKE IT GONE SALE.
DESPITE THIS, THERE IS STILL STUFF EVERYWHERE.
I can’t control it. Somehow my counters, mantles, and ledges still collect stuff. Like magnets.
I’m pretty sure my stuff breeds under the couch because everytime I sweep, I find things I didn’t even know I own. #truestory.
I have piles of junk downstairs waiting for garage sale weather (and/or to be donated), and yet my house feels like a never-ending state of clutter.
—>> So we are headed to a hotel for the night, to escape the chaos, and finish up some blog work.
I wonder if there is this constant clutter because many things don’t have a home to go?
This thought is true because as I look at the counter in front of me… bunny ears (donate downstairs), camera (use now), jar of pennies (figure out what to do with), broken blender (find a new home or garbage), notebook (crazy thoughts), play doh (toddler), Liniment (because it’s awesome and diaper changes happen), Coffee Maker (kid Toy), Vacuum Sealer Tupperware (lets get real, I’ll never use it and needs to be put in the donate pile).
See, stuff that has homes, but I fail at putting it there.
Tell me, what’s your biggest word of advice on tackling clutter.
Because obviously mine isn’t about getting rid of it, but rather putting it away. Maybe I’m just too lazy for life, and if so, how do I snap out of the lazy?
—> really, I just need to get into a routine, but man, oh man, I suck at establishing a routine. Like its just not who I am. Are you a routine person?