Declutteringgggg! (can you tell that I love it?)
Last spring we created a 6 bags in 6 weeks decluttering challenge for you, complete with videos and cute checklists! If you'd like to play the #6in6, you can start the game HERE. If you played last year, you can certainly play again!
We here at Tidy Fairy, along with Marie Kondo, Francine Jay, and a myriad of other home organization professionals and enthusiasts agree: *The* place to start when reorganizing your home is with decluttering.
Yes, that means purging. An easier way to think of it is that you are going to pick the BEST stuff out of what you already have. You are shopping your own closet. You are treasure hunting in your own home. As Francine Jay puts it "...think of it as deciding what to keep, rather than what to throw away."
Marie Kondo advises that you work one catagory at a time, staring with clothes. While we love the Konmari method and agree that this method is the most thorough and likely to prevent relapse, it can be quite time intensive. And sometimes, you just really need to be able to park your car in the crowded garage, or be able to see and reach all of your clothes in an overstuffed closet, or to rearrange your bathroom products so you can see what you have and stop buying duplicates. Sometimes one particular area of your house has become, for you, an emergency clutter situation that needs to be solved ASAP. We get that. Plus, it can be great motivation to continue if you get to see the immediate rewards of totally decluttering and reorganizing one specific space.
Whichever way you choose to start your tidy journey this spring, here are a few decluttering tips!
Let us know how it goes! You can tag us on instagram (@tidyfairyla), or #6in6, or leave a comment here! And if you need help, schedule a consultation with us here!