Decluttering motivation to inspire your best 2024

Do you think you know how to clean, clear out and declutter?  I want to start a revolution of women who are getting rid of the old ideas of saving things for someday – accumulating physical stuff that fills our storage space and steals our peace of mind. I want to help you develop the best way to get rid of the extra stuff.  You have no idea the influence of clutter on our peace of mind. Life is hard enough; we all desire a calm house where we have clear space and mental clarity.  We don’t need so much stuff – so why do we keep so much stuff?  

As the December wind whispers promises of a fresh start, do you feel a familiar itch to let go of baggage, both physical and mental, and step into 2024 with a lighter, brighter spirit? If so, join the decluttering revolution!

Marie Kondo’s KonMari method and Joshua Becker’s embrace of “less stuff” have sparked a global movement. But decluttering is more than just purging dusty knick-knacks. It’s a form of self-care, a path to rediscovering your best self, and the key to unlocking an inspired joyful 2024.

Why Declutter? The Science of Less

William Morris famously said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Our physical clutter isn’t just dust bunnies under the couch; it’s the visual manifestation of mental clutter, a constant drain on our focus and energy. As Francine Jay, author of “Clearing the Clutter Within,” states, “Physical clutter breeds mental clutter, which breeds emotional clutter.”

Studies by Gretchen Rubin and others confirm the link between clutter and stress, anxiety, and even depression. Clutter robs us of precious time, forces us to deal with “should-dos” instead of living in the present moment, and weighs us down with the emotional baggage of “what ifs” and “maybe laters.”

Decluttering: Your First Step to a Happier You

So, how do we break free from the shackles of clutter and embrace a simpler, more inspired life? Here’s your roadmap:

  • Join my email prompted Kitchen decluttering challenge: 10 days, 10 different corners of your kitchen, 10 – 15 minutes max. Get started and sign up now.
  • The “Spark Joy” Test: Channel your inner Marie Kondo and ask yourself, “Does this item spark joy?” If not, thank it for its service and let it go. Remember, less stuff means more space for what truly matters.
  • Tackle the Toxins: Clutter isn’t just physical things. It’s also toxic relationships, bad habits, and outdated ideas. Take stock of your emotional landscape and release anything that no longer serves you. As Wayne L. Misner says, “Clear clutter. Clear your mind. Clear your life.”
  • Start Small, Win Big: Don’t get overwhelmed by the Everest of clutter that is your entire house. Begin with a single drawer, a bookshelf, or even your to-do list. Small victories breed momentum, and soon, decluttering becomes a joyful habit.
  • Declutter with Inspiration: Surround yourself with the wisdom of those who have walked the decluttering path. Read books by Lisa J. Shultz, Peter Walsh, or Barbara Hemphill. Listen to podcasts by Leo Babauta or Kathi Lipp. Let their words and experiences guide and inspire you.

Some favorite de-cluttering quotes to inspire your journey:

  • “The secret of happiness, true happiness, is to live each day.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Decluttering is a form of self-love.” – Christina Scalise
  • “Outer order contributes to inner calm.” – Gretchen Rubin
  • “Go of the heaviness. Let go of the baggage. And just breathe.” – Maria Defillo
  • “Clear your space. Clear your mind. Clear your life.” – Wayne L. Misner

Remember: Decluttering is not about deprivation; it’s about abundance. It’s about creating space for what truly matters: inner peace, a calm heart, and a life overflowing with joy. So, as you embark on your 2024 decluttering journey, let go of the “should-dos” and embrace the “want-tos.” Remember, a simpler life is a happier life, and a clear mind is the canvas for your greatest creations.

Take One Action Today:

  • Join my kitchen decluttering challenge.
  • Choose one area of your life to declutter this week.
  • Share your favorite decluttering quote or tip in the comments below.
  • Spread the inspiration! Encourage your friends and family to join the decluttering movement.

Together, let’s make 2024 a year of less clutter and more sparkle, reclaim your living space, and begin living the calm life you are craving!

P.S. This blog post is free of affiliate links. It’s simply my genuine desire to help you create a happier, more inspired life. Now go forth and declutter!

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