As the main care-taker of our home, I have a dream and vision for how our home looks and runs. I have done a lot of decluttering over the past 2 years, but it still isn't enough (in my opinion). I want our home to be a haven, but also to be functional.
I dream of everything in our home having a space, and ideally, everything being in its place. I also dream of everything being easily accessible - I can't stand pulling things out of a cupboard so I can reach the items behind. I want easy access. I also want empty spaces.
This will be my mission.
As I mentioned, I have done quite a bit of decluttering over the past couple years, so some areas feel good. However, this is the smallest house we have lived in as a family of four so many areas still feel cramped and too tight for comfort. That being said, I will make it a goal during this boot camp will be to reduce the clutter in each area by at least one thing. There are some areas are not my domain, and I will have to skip them entirely, but I'm certain my efforts will pay off and be noticeable.
I have some personal areas of clutter that are tricky and will be challenging, but these are the areas where I am hoping to make the greatest gains.
I'm hoping I don't get too side-tracked by my desire to organize and create the perfect home. This is one of the tips that Tanja gives - declutter now, organize later. In my head, this process of decluttering is so easy, but when I actually go to do it, I over think it (this is another tip from Tanja - declutter fast, don't over think!).
I won't tell you all her tips - you need to read the book yourself. I've read quite a few books on simplicity and having less and this one is golden!
In Summary....Here is my mission - my master plan
- A "spacious" place for everything and everything in it's place. (no cramming or crowding allowed)
- Clear surfaces
- Clear floors
- Follow Tanja's tips!
- Make progress in each area - celebrate each baby step!