Live Simply by Decluttering and Organizing

Are you wanting to live simply? Have less stuff, less clutter, and more time to enjoy life? Here are some great tips to live simply and create a life you love.

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There is a lot of talk these days about living a “simple” life. But what does that really mean?

For some people, it might mean downsizing their homes and getting rid of clutter.

For others, it may be doing the things it takes to free up time for more important things they want to do.

Others may be looking to slow down and have less stress.

Whatever your definition of a simple life may be, there are certainly many ways to achieve it. Decluttering and organizing your spaces is the first step.

Declutter So You Can Live Simply

Decluttering is the first step to living a simple life. You spend years buying and collecting stuff that you probably don’t really need. It’s time to get serious and get rid of the clutter.

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Declutter and cut back on your possessions.

  • Less stuff means less to keep track of
  • You will have less to clean which will free up your time
  • Buy only what you need going forward
  • Less stuff will mean less stress

Decluttering Will Give You Less to Keep Track Of

You won’t have to worry about where your blue coat with the gray stripe is when you get rid of it and five others and wear your plain blue coat instead.

You’ll spend less time looking for what you can’t find when you simplify what you own and have fewer options. How many times do you wear that blue coat with the gray stripe anyway?

Less Stuff Means Less to Clean

Don’t we all want to spend less time cleaning? The more stuff you have the more time you spend cleaning it.

Dusting your home decor, doing laundry, cleaning up the kids’ toys that are everywhere on any given day. It all takes time you could use doing something else and living simply.

Having Less Stuff Will Reduce Your Stress

Simplify your life and have less stress by decluttering the things you don’t need. Looking around at clutter and disorganization all the time is stressful.

You get overwhelmed, don’t want to do anything, and it just gets worse as time goes by. Reduce your stress level and live simply by decluttering and getting rid of what you don’t need.

Only Buy What You Need Moving Forward

Once you have decluttered and have less to clean and less to stress over, only buy what you need moving forward.

Does that mean you can’t buy something you want? Of course not, just make sure it’s something you really love and will use or enjoy having in your home.


Organizing to Live Simply

Once you have decluttered it’s time to organize what you have so that you can live simply. Being organized is key to living a simple life.

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Organizing Your Possessions Will Help You Live Simply

  • Everything will have a home so you know where it belongs
  • Items will be easier to put away
  • You will be able to find what you’re looking for
  • Being organized will make you less stressed

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

You’ve heard that saying, haven’t you? Organizing is about taking what you have and giving it a home. The one place it is supposed to live.

Pot holders don’t belong in the utensil drawer and cleaning supplies don’t belong next to the green beans in the pantry. Organize and give everything a home.

Items Will Be Easier to Put Away

Once everything has a designated spot, it will be easier to put away. No more leaving your cookbook out on the kitchen counter. You will be able to tuck it away with the rest in the spot you gave them.

When you’re done using something, put it back where it belongs. When you bring new things into the house, don’t just lay them down, put them in the spot you have designated. This keeps the clutter down and your life simple.

You’ll Be Able to Find What You’re Looking For

No more searching high and low for an item. You’ll know exactly where it is once you have organized your spaces.

Being Organized Will Reduce Your Stress

Looking around at unorganized spaces is stressful. You don’t know where to start so you try to ignore it for as long as you can.

Eliminate stress by getting organized. Once your spaces are organized you’ll be able to relax and live simply.

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Living a simple life means different things to different people. We all want to have more time to do things, spend time with the ones we love, and have less stress.

Decluttering and organizing your spaces will help you on your way to living a simple life.

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Anika Gandhi is on a mission to declutter and organize all the things around her and is here to inspire and encourage you to do the same!

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