When you open your pantry, what do you see? Is it full of different boxes of cereals, granola bars, crackers, instant oatmeal, mac and cheese, and cookies? Is it overflowing? Are unknown containers tucked back and forgotten behind the new ones up front? Is it a mess? Would you rather just shut the door and not deal with it?
My husband and I downloaded season 3 of HGTV’s Tiny House Nation and watched the first few episodes last night. One thing I love about this show is that they talk about decluttering – paring down to your favorite items to take to their new tiny home.
With our first baby, we buy new clothes for our little one because we are starting something new. As our little one quickly grows, we hold onto their tiny outfits for baby number two (or three or four). We are trying to be smart and save ourselves money. This is a great idea, but what if you end up with a closet full or a dozen boxes worth of clothes for your future baby?
One of the best pieces of advice I can give to help keep your home uncluttered is to stop buying based on trends and impulses and start making intentional purchases.
Decluttering is only half the fun. Once you’ve figured out what to keep and what to say goodbye to, the next step is loving the room you have decluttered. When I’m looking for inspiration in room design, I go to houzz.com to find pictures I love.