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Decluttering for the Mind and Soul

January 31, 2018

They say art imitates life. Well, that is true in the life of home design. It is obvious that the style of your home reflects your personality, but it is equally true that the condition of your home is often in line with your mind and soul.

If you’re anything like me, I can tell how well I have a handle of everything in my life by how my car and home look. When I am organized with my thoughts and endless list of things to do, my home and car are clean, clear and uncluttered. However, when I am simply running from one thing to the other, my home reflects the same chaos. That is when a time-out and reset are needed to clear things up! Decluttering your home is a good exercise to declutter your mind. It gives you a more organized and efficient boost to the never ending hustle of life. Here are a few steps sure to help you get your home in shape!

  • The first step to organizing your home is to decipher what you want to stay and what you want to go. This applies to all rooms in your home. You can donate some items, sell them or revamp them. Whatever you see fit.
  • Once you’ve figured out the things you want to stay you decide whether it is needed for your everyday life or if it can be stored somewhere like the basement or attic.
  • The next step is deciding if you want visible storage of the things you are deciding to keep or if you want it hidden, but accessible.

  • Junk Mail: A tedious task to get under control is junk mail! Making sure that you recycle all the paper that is no longer of use and getting rid of that catalog pileup. For better control, there is the option to go green and stop receiving a few items through the mail.

  • Bedroom: A main focus in the bedroom is whether or not you need all those clothes and shoes you have taking up space in your closet and if they are needed, is there a more efficient way to fit them into the space you have? Are you sharing a closet with a spouse? Is there a more efficient way to get what both of you want out of your everyday closet?

Bedroom: A recommendation for the bedroom is to purchase bins or racks where you are able to put the shoes you use on the daily basis. That way they are out of the way when they are not needed, but still protected in the perfect storage manner.


  • Bathroom: Are all the products in your cabinets still of use? Is it time for them to be tossed out? Does everything in the bathroom belong in the bathroom? If not, can it be thrown away or placed in its proper place?

Bathroom: Items that are necessary for your everyday life and do not need to be seen can be put in cabinets making sure that you have a clear counter space.


  • Kitchen: are your counters cleared of clutter such as canned foods, mail, and dishes? Make sure to put everything in place and keep the kitchen as decluttered as possible. Also, consider cleaning out your fridge of expired items that are no longer edible. Consider using storage containers to make sure everything within your fridge is organized as well.

These are a few steps to ensuring that your home is mostly filled with items that are useful to your everyday needs. We get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we do not notice the clutter we let into our homes that also have an effect on our mental space.

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