Did you get to hear about The Packing Party by The Minimalists?
Its great for those who are moving to a new place and those who are have their Home full of stuff and no breathing space.
Packing away things is one of the tips by every Minimalist to clear the clutter. Remember, the stuff you keep needs rearranging every now and then.
The less it would be, less is the time spend in shuffling and cleaning the things.
Start by taking 4 Bags/Containers – 1 for Give Away items, 1 for Selling away, 1 for Bin and last for Packing away the stuff you don’t need now but believe that you would, in Future.
Note– Keep the last bag/container as small as possible.
“Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more.”
3 SIMPLE STEPS TO CLEAR THE CLUTTER:
- Pick up any 1 room.
- Take those 4 bags along.
- Keep putting the things in the respective Bags until you are finished with every single thing in the Room.
Areas where you may start with:
Toys and games
Makeup and toiletries
DVD or CD collection
The biggest challenge you might face doing this-
What if I would need this in Future and may not have the capability to re-buy it or it may cost more.
This may be true with Baby gear when you think they may be put to use for next Baby.
This may be true for Festive lighting
This may be true for Clothes that won’t fit you now – Keeping them would inspire you to be back in size
But not if you haven’t used them from more than an year now.
Things I packed away-
1 bag of Baby clothes and sheets
Unused photo frames
I read it somewhere- “Stuff is designed to enhance our lives, to make it better, easier. If it doesn’t at the time, then it’s OK to get rid of it.”
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