Amongst other things, Christmas is a time of fun, magic and festive chaos for the whole family. For Mums, unfortunately, it’s also a time of stress, an extra-long list of things to do, remember and clear up and a never-ending battle against clutter. I love Christmas and to help you love it too, here’s a quick list of 30 things to organise and plan for Christmas so you can experience the magic of Christmas along with your kids!
So many people think about their material possessions and physical stuff when it comes to decluttering. But there’s a whole load of other things that we can declutter in our life that aren’t visible or tangible. If you’re looking to truly declutter your life and create more time, space and freedom by living simply, then check out this post on 10 things to declutter that aren’t actual things.
Sitting down to look at your bank balance and where your money goes each month might not sound very exciting to most of us, but it’s vital if we want to manage our money, build up savings and stay out of debt. Simplifying your finances will make it so much easier, simpler and quicker to manage your money, pay your bills and avoid the build up of paperwork. I’m not an expert on money matters and I’m assuming that many of you aren’t either. So, here’s a very simple, step-by-step guide to simplify your finances that won’t have you burying your head in the sand!
Life can be complicated enough and it’s easy to get overloaded and overwhelmed. However, with some careful planning and a bit of thought, we can make it so much easier on ourselves. I can’t take away the challenges of life completely for you, but I can help you make some things a little bit simpler and less stressful. Check out this post on 15 ways to make life easier and simpler.
If decluttering your home and sorting through your stuff sounds too overwhelming or time-consuming, try out my 30 day declutter challenge. Break it down into manageable chunks by decluttering just one room, area or type of item each day. You’ll soon start to notice a difference and if you make it to the end of the month, then your home will be clutter-free and much easier to keep clean and tidy. Check out this post on how to declutter your home in 30 days.
Some people find decluttering really easy and once they’ve finished one room or area of their home, can’t wait to move on to the next. Others find it so tough they never really get started in the first place. Whatever your starting point, decluttering always means you’re keeping some things and letting other stuff go. But, how do you decide which is which? To simplify the decluttering process, check out my post on how do I decide what to declutter?
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between Minimalism and decluttering? Why do the two often go hand-in-hand? Can you have one without the other and which comes first? Can you declutter if you’re not a Minimalist and can you adopt Minimalism if you don’t declutter? Check out my post on the one essential difference between Minimalism and decluttering so you can get the most out of both!
Decluttering your home will bring you huge benefits. There’s less stuff to distract the mind and less stuff to look after, tidy and clean. But, what’s the next step after you’ve decluttered? Decluttering is just one tool or action to help you use Minimalism to make your life easier, simpler and full of the important things. Yet, to be a Minimalist and to really enable Minimalism to change your life for the better, you have to know how to think like a Minimalist. Check out this post and I’ll show you how!
Sometimes it helps to receive different perspectives on a subject. We all take in information differently and we have diverse interests and motivations. For those of you who’d like to delve deeper, check out this post listing some of the research into the psychological effects of Minimalism and decluttering.
Decluttering your home is really simple once you get the hang of it, but it can be a little daunting for those who are new to the whole thing. If you’re keen to try it yourself, but need some help getting started, then check out this post. Here are 50 things you can declutter at home right now. There’s also a free printable checklist for you to work through and tick off as you go. It’ll keep you on track and motivated!