“The first step to crafting the life that you want is to get rid of everything that you don’t.”
We live in a world where Kmart exists. That means unlimited $6 candles and fake plants.
Hence: Day 12, Declutter your decor.
When you declutter your decor, you might decide on a whole new look for your room, realise that you need five new pieces of furniture and come to terms with spending $160 big giant black and white calendar that will make your room look just like a photo on pinterest.
Take a second to breathe before you buy that $160 giant calendar. Think about whether those things would bring you joy, and consider that your lizard brain might just be trapping you in the hamster wheel of desire for stuff that doesn’t really create a more fulfilling existence.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting things or buying things. But be self aware enough to recognise where your desire for the new comes from and how it’s impacting your wellbeing.
Your mini checklist for todays challenge:
- Take your decor out of it’s normal space (candles, fake plants, jars, holders, cute boxes, vases, photo frames, strung lights, posters, dream catchers, prints – anything remotely decor related)
- Declutter your decor
- Declutter furniture
- Return / Donate / Discard
- Celebrate how great you are
Your step by step guide for todays challenge:
1. Take your decor out of it’s normal space
You know what to do! Here’s a list of decor items that come to mind for your reference:
- fake plants
- decorative boxes
- wall hangings
- photo frames
- strung lights
- dream catchers
2. Declutter your decor
Go through each decor piece one by one and evaluate whether it’s a piece that you love. Decor is really just there to look beautiful and make you happy when you walk into your space, so it’s a bit harder to declutter.
Stick with the classic ‘does this spark joy?’ when you’re going through your decor items.
If you struggle with the ’spark joy’ concept, replace that with ‘do I love it?’ / ‘does it go with my aesthetic or personal style?’ ‘does this make me happy?’.
3. Declutter your furniture
When I went through my decluttering process I found that I culled so many little items that some of my furniture needed to go.
If you’re in the same situation, do a quick walk around your space and look at each piece of furniture. Does all of your furniture provide value? Is it all in use?
4. Return / Discard / Donate
Return the decor items that you want to keep back to their designated spaces.
If there’s any decor that isn’t in good enough condition to be donated, thank it for playing a part in your life and discard it.
Bag all of your (good condition) decor items up and place them in your car to be taken to the local thrift shop. If you have any furniture that you’re culling, get some help with transporting that to be donated as well.
OR, take photos of all of your items now so that you can sell them online ASAP. If they aren’t sold after two weeks, donate them.
5. Celebrate how great you are
Day 12 – that’s NEARLY two weeks. Whew.
You are killing ittttttt
See you tomorrow,