This was my first attempt to declutter/organize/konmari my life. Six years ago!
In a few months time or by the end of this year at the very least I’m gonna have a small reading/writing/crafting nook in our home. It excites me to the moon just thinking of how I can fix/furnish and decorate/organize it! Though tiny, I will most certainly love spending “me-times” here, at the comfort and privacy of our own walls. The thing is I got too many stuff and keeping them all in my tiny space would be a GREAT challenge. Nonetheless, I see this too as a golden opportunity to practice living with less, a lot less! Moving into a new home is like starting all over again. You get the chance to decide what stays and what goes. It’s also a window for some random act of kindness and charity. Remember, your trash or excess may be someone else’s greatest blessing. So, I gotta seize this opportunity to detach myself from old auras and be free to attract and welcome new blessings and positive energies. I gotta seize this chance to do good, to share and to be a channel of God’s graces.
I feel like documenting this phase of my adult life, choosing what I’d keep and what I’d throw out of my new home – new life. Yes, I highly associate this burning desire to have fewer things yet richer life to maturity and adulthood. Unlike when I was younger and immature, every knick-knack is a matter of life and death. I also think that having tried to migrate once, living abroad for almost a year, renting an apartment and going home to three places in a week contributed big time in convincing myself or rather realizing that I could live happily, contently and still functional less any material possession that I own right now. They do not define me or my past, my present, my future, my happiness, and my life. I have them for a purpose and I should use them as such.
Moving on, to achieve a desirable end result for this mini-quest, I will need help from a Pro and I choose only the best, of course, Ms. Stacey Crew.
Crew is an organizing guru who developed the popular GOPACK Method which means, Group Object, Purge, Assign, Contain and Keep it Up. She was a co-host of Clean House providing organizing and decluttering solutions. She is the author of the book, The Organized Mom: Simplify Life for You and Baby One Step at a Time, which is considered as an organizing bible. Crew maintains a blog called, My Organized Lifestyle (Update: no longer up as hers). This Stacey lady surely knows not just the hows but the art and science of decluttering and organizing.
|Print Screen of Crew’s neat website.|
This time around I am truly devoted to this declutter-donate-organize-store agenda of mine. Gonna do whatever it takes, for a clutter-free, fewer worries and well-organized FULL LIFE! I have also thought of a few useful tips for decluttering and organizing:
To prove to my self (and to you too) how dead-serious I truly am, to inspire me even more in the challenging days ahead and to remind me of my mini ‘vow’, allow me to show here my first set of “THROWS”.
|Back Issues of Magazines|
PS. At one point in my life, this stuff meant so much to me. But I guess, they already served their purposes in my life and they have served me well. It’s time to thank them, let them go to find new owners or to take a rest on earth and for me to move on and have more space for a bigger, brighter and fuller life.
In the meantime, my eyes are glued to these room inspirations (all found in google):
|I always fantasize about reading books beside a white large window.|
|Who wouldn’t be inspired by this nook?|
|This is ideal for me and my husband! 🙂|
|I am in love with dainties! Imagine a nicely upholstered, customized chair! Hay.|