Learning how to simplify your home is extremely important! Your home should feel like open arms upon entering, and embrace you once you do. Your home should be your safety net; the place you relax, rejuvenate, and build the strongest relationships; and where you are most comfortable.
The sad part is often time this is not the case with your home. You walk inside, see the clutter, and instead of relaxing, you become flustered. You instantly see the longest ‘To-Do List’ awaiting you, and that becomes all you can think about.
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Or maybe you have the coming home to a clutter-free home figured out, but something still does not feel right. As you walk around your home, you still feel cluttered. You feel like the feeling of rest and relaxation is missing, but cannot figure out why.
If you are in either of these situations, please keep reading, because I have something that may fix it. The best part is that it is so simple and easy you may not believe it!
How to Simplify Your Home in 4 Easy Steps
In order to have a calming and peaceful home, you have to keep it simple. Often times the more that is seen, the less your mind can relax. It is constantly working, and the more it sees, the harder it works. These following steps will help ease how hard your mind works and allow you to rest and relax in your home.
Step 1: Remove all home decor from the walls and shelves.
Box it all up and put it out of sight! By removing all decor from the walls and shelves, you are able to start with a blank slate. Leave it blank for at least 2 days. You want your mind to reset and allow yourself to remember which pieces you truly miss. You may be surprised by what you remember and what you do not.
Step 2: Pull out the pieces you miss.
For the past 2 days, you have thought of the pieces you enjoy and miss seeing. Pull these out and think of where you want to put them. You do not have to put them back in the same place, if you do not want. Enjoy what you have put out again for a minimum of 2 days without pulling out more.
Step 3: Sort through the remaining.
The pieces left are pieces you have either already forgotten about or they did not mean as much to you. If you have one or two pieces you come across you still really want to put out, do so now! The rest need to be sorted for donation, selling, or tossing; and dealt with according as fast as possible.
Step 4: Enjoy your new found sanctuary.
Now that you have rid your walls and shelves of the clutter you thought you loved, enjoy it! Your mind is finding a greater peace it did not have before you decluttered your home decor.
Are you surprised with how little you put on display again? Are you surprised with how much you had that did not mean much to you?
I would love to know how you create a calming and peaceful home!