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How to Declutter Your Space

As we embrace the new year, it's a time to reflect on the past and set intentions for the future. One of the best ways to manifest our goals and aspirations is to create a space that reflects our renewed energy and excitement. Decluttering and refreshing our living spaces can help us break free from the clutter and negativity of the past and welcome a fresh start with open arms.

Why is it important to declutter?

Decluttering your home can bring about a multitude of benefits, both practical and emotional. For instance, a clutter-free home can:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety. Clutter can be visually overwhelming and can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety. Decluttering can help to clear your mind and create a calmer atmosphere.
  • Enhance productivity. A cluttered workspace can make it difficult to focus and be productive. Decluttering your workspace can help to clear your head and improve your focus.
  • Boost creativity. A clutter-free environment can foster creativity and imagination. When you're surrounded by clutter, it can be difficult to think clearly and come up with new ideas.
  • Increase happiness and well-being. A clutter-free home can make you feel happier and more at peace with yourself. When you're surrounded by things that you love and that make you feel good, it can lift your spirits and improve your overall well-being.
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How to declutter your home

Decluttering your home doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here are some simple steps to get started:

  1. Set realistic expectations: Don't try to declutter your entire home in one day. Break down the process into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  2. Start with one room at a time: Choose one room that you want to focus on and declutter it completely before moving on to another area.
  3. Sort through your belongings: As you go through your belongings, ask yourself if you truly need or use each item. If you haven't used it in the past year or two, it's likely time to let it go.
  4. Delegate or discard: Once you've decided what to keep, find a new home for the items you're keeping. Consider donating or selling items that you no longer need or use.

    How to refresh your space

    Once you've decluttered your home, you can take steps to refresh your space and make it feel new again:

    1. Scent your space: Add aromatherapy candles to your home to create a calming and inviting atmosphere. Those made with pure essential oils will not only scent your space but also release therapeutic fragrances into the air. The inhalation of these essential oils stimulates your brain, promoting relaxation and reducing stress, ultimately enhancing your overall mental and emotional balance. Explore our Inner Balance Collection here
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    2. Rearrange your furniture: Moving furniture around can create a completely new look and feel in a room. Experiment with different layouts until you find one that you love.
    3. Add personal touches: Introduce new items that reflect your personality and style. This could include new throw pillows, artwork, rugs, or plants.
    4. Accessorize with light and color: Use natural light as much as possible by opening curtains and blinds. Choose light and airy colors for your décor to create a sense of spaciousness and tranquility.

      Tips for a clutter-free year

      To maintain a clutter-free home throughout the year, follow these tips:

      1. Regularly declutter: Dedicate time each week or month to decluttering specific areas of your home.
      2. Develop a system for putting things away: Have designated places for all of your belongings and make it a habit to put things away as soon as you're done using them. 
      3. Consider before purchasing: Instead of immediately buying something, take a moment to consider your need for it. Give yourself a day or two to decide if it's truly something valuable to you. This practice helps you avoid impulsive purchases and unnecessary clutter.
      4. Opt for multi-purpose Items: Select items that can fulfill multiple functions rather than specializing in just one. By prioritizing objects with versatile uses, you can optimize your space and reduce the need for a variety of single-purpose items.
      5. Seek Inspiration: Explore a variety of resources, including blog posts, podcasts, videos, and other types of content focused on minimalism. Discover those that resonate with you and immerse yourself in this practice. These resources will also help address any questions that may arise during your journey.

      Podcasts about minimalism

      These are some resources to get you started on the principles of minimalism and practical tips on how to declutter your space: 


        Decluttering and refreshing your space is a journey, not a destination. Embrace the process and enjoy the feeling of creating a home that reflects your true self and supports your personal growth and well-being. As you embark on this new year, take the time to declutter your physical space and clear your mind to welcome new opportunities and experiences.

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