If you haven’t seen the Netflix series about Marie Kondo, then maybe you’ve heard of Mrs. Hinch? Either way these legends have been teaching us, in the millions, how to keep our homes a little bit more lovely. And, that’s actually great.
If you combine two methods, you can create something a little bit special.
As the lyrics go, it’s time to say goodbye. To all of the stuff that you don’t love or don’t use. We all have so much ‘stuff’ that we can’t always work out what we like and what we don’t. So, go piece by piece for everything in your house. If you love it, keep it. If you don’t use it or feel indifferent when you pick it up? Out it goes.
Use this to donate things and sell stuff. Just because you don’t love it doesn’t mean that someone else won’t.
Be Kind To You & Your Stuff
Marie is a firm believer in thanking your things. You say thank you for being part of your life for so long. Which is really lovely when you think about it. If you have had a pan set for years, cooked on it while your children were babies, but replaced it. Then those pans helped you provide hundreds of meals for your family. Before they go off to their new home, give them a little thanks. The same goes for clothing, toys, and other previously loved items.
When we throw things away or sell them, we can feel a sense of loss. As humans, we like to furnish our lives with beautiful things and items that we think we need. And it is okay for you to feel that way. Getting rid of baby clothing, old shirts, even you old dogs toys. It can have a significant emotional impact, so let it. Just make sure you thank everything as it leaves you.
Here is where you get a bit more, Mrs. Hinch. It’s time to get some rubber gloves on and really go for it in the cleaning department. While you can tackle pretty much anything yourself, you should probably call in carpet cleaning services to really get the dirt out. Carpets typically hold a lot of dirt and dust just out of reach of a usual vacuum.
Once you have done your deep clean, it’s time for you to set up a cleaning schedule that you will stick to. It will be easier to keep on top of it if you do it regularly. So, many the time to get it done.
Now you have rid yourself of everything that doesn’t hold a special place in your heart and in your home, you can enjoy the s[ace more. Psychologically people enjoy living in spaces with less stuff. Which is strange as we also like to ‘nest.’ You can display you most love collectibles, or your DVD collection, without needing to consider where the ugly lamp will go if you move things around. Enjoy the space you have created for yourself.