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.
Paper can pile up fast in our homes. Kids come home from school with papers. Mail comes to our door every day. Tax related papers can fill up file cabinets. And user manuals come with everything we buy. What do we do with all these papers? Sure, some we need to keep, but maybe we can recycle more than we realize.
When you look around your home, do you see open space, a place to sit back and relax, a space that is easy to maintain?