Spring is a season of new beginnings and rejuvenation.
Spring is here, which tags along the time for cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing your living spaces. Clutter around us can make us feel overwhelmed and anxious. Moreover, sometimes organizing things start to feel like a haunting overdue task which keeps on lingering to our attention. If you are on your way to minimalism and organizing your space, these few steps can help you in your journey.
Have a to-do list
Write down the most important things you need to get done. For me, the most convenient place to have this list is my phone. Organize this list according to the priority of tasks. Keeping a list will make sure that things will not slip out of your mind. If you are more of a visual person, you can post this list on a wall or fridge or wherever you can see it on a daily basis.
Refer to your list at the start and end of a day
When you start your day, refer to your list and focus on the three most important things per day. At the end of each day, check off your list and get things ready for tomorrow. When you check off things from your list, enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it!
After each meal, wash your dishes
Wash your dishes after each meal instead of leaving them in the sink. You will find that it is easy to wash few dishes at a time than a sink-full of it. If you can develop this habit, it will help you avoid the frustration
Keep one day per month aside to go through all the papers lying around in your house. And if these documents are useful put them in a folder; and if they are no longer relevant, you should recycle them. Keeping paperwork organized can save you from the mess which happens when you are looking for something important.
Minimalism is about limiting the number of possessions which simplifies your living and create less clutter in your life. The journey towards minimalism is life-changing. The possessions in our lives illustrate who we are on a far deeper level than we realize. And as a result, the process of removing them teaches us valuable truths about ourselves and the lives we create. You can start practicing minimalism by limiting yourself to few pieces of clothing, shoes, utensils, books, etc. Get rid of everything else and don’t allow yourself to go beyond the limit. You can decide your limit!
I hope you enjoy the spring season and organizing your living space.
Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter. – Guy Finley