You’ve probably heard that less is more, but do you apply that advice to your everyday life? If your family’s stuff is out of control, it’s time to buckle down and organize to get rid of clutter and lighten up your life. Parenthood is hard enough as it is without having to deal with constant messes and chaos from having too much. Here are a few ways you can embrace minimalism for the sake of your family.
Live in the moment – Your home should be for living, not just for storage. Decide what you’ve got to have and what you can live without. Then get rid of that excess; donating your old clothes and household items can be freeing while helping others in need. What a great example you are setting for your kids!
Less drama for this mama – Decluttering your life is as important, if not more so than decluttering your home. Is it past time for you to limit your time on social media and be present? You can start simply by deleting any apps that dominate your time or distract you from connecting with your family and friends in person.
Trash your to-do list – Have you discovered the joy of saying no? It’s quite liberating to reduce your commitments and replace them with time for yourself. Instead of volunteering for one more thing, why not try taking a nap, cuddling with your little ones, walking your dog, or sitting on the couch and staring into space. Four out of five doctors agree that doing nothing is good for you. (Okay, we made that up, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?)
Once you get organized and learn to make do with less, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is for you and your family to live simply.